Forces of ASEAN members to share their views as the neighboring countries in dealing with security issues more complex, dangerous and unpredictable future.
Chief of Defence Force, General Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin said, although the Southeast Asian country is now able to enjoy economic progress, the fact that he is still haunted by issues of cross-border crimes such as terrorism, piracy, drug and human trafficking.
Strictly speaking, the role of the military in dealing with such issues has always proven to be necessary when placed at the forefront of the national border control over other security agencies.
"Not only that, we also tested with natural disasters like the tsunami, the spread of H1N1 virus and the haze that has engulfed several ASEAN countries.
All the issues that forced us to finish together. There must be closer collaboration to ensure the security issues in various aspects to be addressed," he said.
He said this when opening the ASEAN meeting Army Commander (ACAMM) to-11 at the Hotel Nikko here, today.
Also joining the Army Commander, General Datuk Mohd Zulkifeli. Zin and Chief of nine Army Commander and representatives from 10 ASEAN countries.
Meanwhile, at a press conference Zulkifeli then notify the involved issues of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as well as strengthening cooperation in the region became the main topic to be discussed at the meeting.
"Although it only deals with Chief of Army, but this discussion will be comprehensive, covering all aspects. It will then be brought representatives of the countries involved to their respective governments to be assessed and implemented," he said.