'OIC: Perception and Achievements', AEI Eminent Persons Lecture by Syed Hamid Albar
(Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 2011)
Syed Hamid Albar is a distinguished figure in the world of Malaysian and international politics. Aside from several other key positions, he served as Malaysia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2008. During his term in office, his country played an influential leadership role as Chair of ASEAN, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). Also during his tenure, Malaysia hosted the OIC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Terrorism in 2002 and established the South East Asia Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCCT), headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, to primarily focus on training and capacity-building.