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The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

Societies (IFRC) Mr. Elhadj As Sy visited the Malaysian Red Crescent Society’s (MRCS)

National Headquarters on 26th August 2019. He was accompanied by IFRC Under-Secretary

General for Partnerships YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood and IFRC Regional Director

for Asia Pacific Mr. Xavier Castellanos. The purpose of the visit was to pay a courtesy call

on MRCS Leadership with the objective of strengthening existing ties and cooperation

between IFRC and MRCS.


Mr. As Sy and his delegation were received at the Society’s National Headquarters at

Lengkok Belfield by MRCS National Deputy Chairman YBhg. Datuk Wira Hj. Bahari bin Datuk

Hj. Abu Mansor, National Vice Chairmen YBhg. Datuk Dr. Hj. Noordin Ab Razak, YBhg. Dato

Hj. Nasir Mustafa and YBhg. Dato’ Hj. Mohamed Rafiai bin Hj. Moktar. Also present to

welcome them were Board Members YBhg. Dato’ Sri Hj. Suhaimi bin Hj. Yacob, YBhg. Datuk

Ahmad Talib and Ms. Lim Bee Yong as well as MRCS Secretary General YBhg. Dato’ Sayed

  1. Rahman bin Sayed Mohd, volunteers, youth members and staff of the Malaysian Red



MRCS Secretary General YBhg. Dato’ Sayed Rahman briefed the visitors and provided

comprehensive insights on operational capacities and updates on existing joint projects

carried out in collaboration with IFRC.


Mr. As Sy, who was on a 2-day official visit to Malaysia from 26th to 27th August 2019, had

also called on the Malaysian Authorities and held a number of high-level meetings in

Putrajaya with the Deputy Secretary General for Multilateral Affairs of Ministry of Foreign

Affairs YBhg. Datuk Nadzirah Osman; Minister of Youth and Sports YB Syed Saddiq; Minister

of Health YB Datuk Seri Dr. Hj. Dzulkefly bin Ahmad; Deputy Minister of Women, Family and

Community Development YB Hannah Yeoh; and the Director General of NADMA YBhg. Dato’

Mohtar bin Mohd Abd Rahman.


MRCS was represented in the meetings with Malaysian Authorities and roundtable discussion

of the IFRC Secretary General in Malaysia; and was accompanied by National Chairman

YTM Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim

Mu’adzam Shah, Tunku Temenggong Kedah and Secretary General YBhg. Dato’ Sayed

Rahman bin Sayed Mohd to the meetings with Ministers, Deputy Minister and NADMA on

27th August. Earlier meeting held on 26th August with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was

attended by National Honorary Treasurer YBrs. Tuan Haji Hakim bin Hj. Hamzah and IHL &

Legal Affairs Manager En. Saiful Izan Nordin while the roundtable discussion organised by

INCEIF was participated by National Resource Development Chairman YBhg. Dato’ Sri Hj.

Suhaimi bin Hj. Yacob and Tuan Haji Hakim bin Hj. Hamzah.


The MRCS National Secretariat extends its thanks and appreciation to officials, volunteers,

youth members and staff involved for contributing towards the success of the visit


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