Atlas Security Training announced that it has launched Malaysia’s first UK-accredited security training academy in the country. The academy will bring together the world-class standards of British education with Malaysian local knowledge, to offer high-quality instruction in close protection services, security, health & safety and first aid.

Atlas will run the first local training platform and training modules will be delivered by former servicemen of the British Army’s Special Forces.

The opening ceremony for the Atlas Close Protection Course was graced by high-profile attendees, including H.E. Vanu Gopalan Menon (Singaporean High Commissioner to Malaysia), Archbishop Joseph Marino (Vatican Ambassador to Malaysia), First Admiral (retired) Datuk Kay Hai Thuan (Atlas Director of Government Relations), YDH DCP Datuk Law Hong Soon (Director of Security, UOA Holdings), as well as representatives from the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.

Datuk Mohammad Kamal Yan Yahya, Chairman of Atlas said, “Atlas is pleased to have the support of the British High Commission, the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, as well as our partners from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), who have been invaluable in their counsel and support. The benefits of this platform are two-fold. Not only will the availability of such a platform contribute to raising the competency levels of local security personnel, the qualification will provide them with excellent employment opportunities”.

Left to right: Archbishop Joseph Marino (Vatican Ambassador to Malaysia), Ambassador Datuk Mohammad Kamal Yahaya (Chairman of Atlas Solutions), Clement Chew (CEO of Atlas Solutions), and H.E. Vanu Gopalan Menon (Singaporean High Commissioner to Malaysia).

Clement Chew, CEO of Atlas said, “The prospect of needing improved security is ever-present. Atlas Solutions has identified this niche as one that will benefit from knowledge transfer from a market such as the UK. We bring the best trainers from the UK to work with the participants here in Malaysia, equipping them with the skillset to deal with security issues they may face in this region”.

Candidates underwent a grueling 14-day course between 13 – 29 October, and learned defensive tactics, operational planning, conflict management, and tactical training.

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