Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) University of Malaya, together with the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, Centre for ASEAN Regionalism University of Malaya (CARUM) and Department of International and Strategic Studies, FASS UM, present
20th Nov 2019 (Wednesday) • 8.30am - 5.00pm • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
23 March 2019 marked the fall of Daesh’s so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq, with the liberation of the group’s last standing stronghold in Baghuz, Syria. At the height of its reign, Daesh controlled at least 110,000 square kilometres of territories in both Syria and Iraq, and attracted more than 40,000 foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) from all over the world, through its sophisticated propaganda campaign. This campaign largely involved the use of the Internet, and in particular social media platforms and online communication applications, not only to spread propaganda but also to radicalise and recruit supporters, to communicate and build network, as well as to fund and plan terrorist attacks.
No exception to this, Malaysians have also been, and are still susceptible to this threat. This is evident with the ongoing arrests of Malaysians, as well as foreigners in Malaysia, by the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP). This also shows that while Daesh may have lost its territories, their ideology and presence are still apparent in both the physical and virtual realms.
Against this backdrop, the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) and the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), of University Malaya, are organising a dialogue entitled ‘Post “Caliphate”: Daesh in the Digital Realm’ on 20 November 2019. The Dialogue hopes to discuss issues relating to the use of the Internet and social media following Daesh’s territorial loss in Syria and Iraq, to provide platform for sharing of information and experiences in formulating strategies to counter terrorism online, as well as, to discuss strategic roles that could be played by the private sector and civil society organisations in countering terrorism as a whole.
Date: 20th November 2019 (Wednesday)
|0830 – 0900||Registration of Participants|
|0900 – 0930||Welcoming and Opening Remarks
|0930 – 1115||
Panel Session I: Terrorist Use of Online Space – Post “Caliphate”
Moderator: Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin (Senior Lecturer, AEI, UM)Speakers:
|1115 – 1130||Coffee/Tea Break|
|1130 – 1315||
Panel Session II: Counter-Terrorism Strategies Vis-à-vis TUI
Moderator: Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers (Head, Department of International and Strategic Studies, UM)Speakers:
|1315 – 1430||Lunch|
|1430 – 1600||
Panel Session III: Whole-of-Nation Approach to TUI
Moderator: Mr. Mohamad Sinatra - Analyst, ISIS MalaysiaSpeakers:
|1600 – 1630||Closing Remarks by Dr. Rahul Mishra (AEI, UM)
Mdm. Nurul Syuhada Shamsuddin
Mr. Zahadin Omar
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