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Director, Political and Security Directorate
Mr. Termsak is the Director of Political and Security Cooperation at ASEAN. He joined the ASEAN Secretariat in February 1993, and had served as Assistant Director for Economic Research, and for External Relations during the 1990s. From July 1999 until April 2009, he was Special Assistant to the Secretary-General of ASEAN. Since 15 April 2009, he has been appointed to his current post in the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Department.
Mr. Termsak assists the Secretary-General of ASEAN and the Deputy Secretary-General (APSC Department) on matters relating to political and security cooperation in ASEAN, the ASEAN Charter, the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (ASEAN SOM), the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR), the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM), the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and the ADMM-Plus, the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC), the ASEAN Summit, ASEAN preparations for the admission of new members, and legal issues arising from the ASEAN Charter, etc. He also conducts research on political and security issues of interest to ASEAN and the Secretary-General of ASEAN.
Prior to joining the ASEAN Secretariat, Mr. Termsak had worked at The Nation, an independent English-language daily in Bangkok, off and on, since October 1972 in various positions, including reporter, chief reporter, news editor and lastly editor of the Editorial Pages until December 1992.
Born in Bangkok in 1952, Mr. Termsak received a BA in international relations from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Political Science in 1977, MA and Ph.D. in political science from University of New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA, in 1982 and 1986 respectively. Mr. Termsak will be a panel moderator at the LIMA’11 Air Chiefs’ Conference.
Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Minister of Defence, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is currently the Minister for Defence in the Barisan Nasional coalition government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bagan Datoh constituency in Perak. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).
Early in his political career, Zahid was a Senator and chairman of Bank Nasional Bernama before becoming the head of UMNO's youth wing. After the 2004 election, Zahid became a Deputy Minister in the government of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. While a Deputy Minister, Zahid studied for and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Universiti Putra Malaysia. After the 2008 election, Zahid became a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. He was appointed as Minister for Defence in April 2009, a post that he holds till today. Dato Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will be a keynote speaker at the Air Chiefs Conference at LIMA ’11.
General Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Rodzali bin Daud
Chief of Air Force
ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Rodzali bin Daud RMAF was born in Besut, Terengganu on 11th March 1955. He had his earlier education at Tengku Mahmood School, Besut followed by secondary school education at the Boys Wing, Royal Military College. After undergoing cadet officer training, he was commissioned as Pilot officer in the RMAF on the 31st October 1973. He graduated from basic and advance flying at the Flying Training School, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia in 1974 and subsequently served as squadron pilot at No. 6 (flying the Tebuan CL-41G) and No. 12 (flying the F-5E) fighter squadrons. His earlier command experience includes the appointment as Acting Commandant of No 3 FTC (flying Pilatus PC 7 and Aermacchi MB 339A), Squadron Commander of Fighter Squadron No. 12 and later No. 17 Squadron (flying the MiG 29N). He has also served as Base Commander of Kuantan Air Base.
He had held various management positions since 1988. These include Staff Officer at Air Defence Command, head of MiG 29N Project Team in Moscow and the Defence Attache at the Malaysia Embassy, also in Moscow.
He has served at the Air Operations Hq as the Director of Operations and Exercises, at Air Force Headquarters as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Planning and Development, Commander of Air Training Command and later Commander of No. 1 Air Division. Before assuming his current oppointment, he served as Air Operation Commander at Air Operation Headquartes.
He is a graduate of the New Zealand Air Command and Staff College in 1989. He is also a graduate of Malaysia Armed Forces Defence College in 2002 with an accreditation of Masters in Defence Studies from University Kebangsaan
Malaysia (UKM). In 2006 he graduated from the Pakistan National Defence College with a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the Quaid - i- Azam University.
He has been bestowed with amongst others, Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM), which carry the title Tan Sri by His Majesty the King, Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (SIMP), Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title Dato’ and Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) carries the title Dato’ Sri by HRH the Sultan Pahang and Panglima Setia Angkatan Tentera (PSAT) and Pahlawan Angkatan Tentera (PAT) and Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) by His Majesty the King which carry the title Datuk.
Professor Xinjun Zhang
Tsinghua University, CHINA.
Dr. Xinjun Zhang is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at Tsinghua University, Beijing. His research interests include the Law of the Sea, International Environmental Lay, Non-proliferation Law and the Law of Treaties. He is the Executive Director of the Center for the Law of the Sea Study in Tsinghua Law School, also a member of International Law Association (ILA), participating ILA Committee on the Legal Principles relating to Climate Change.
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