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
- 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