Welcome to the PAMS XL
6616PAMS is an annual multinational military seminar providing a forum for senior-level (lieutenant colonel to major general, or national equivalent) officers from regional ground forces and security forces to exchange views. It is not only a forum to further understanding of subjects studied, but also an opportunity to establish and enhance a set of strong interpersonal relationships among the future leaders of regional armies and security forces. The Parties, The Field Commander West, Malaysian Army and Commanding General, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), serve as the co-host for PAMS XL. READ MORE
Keynote Address by Minister of Defence

photo 2016 09 27 09 53 02Firstly, I would like to thank the Malaysian Armed Forces and especially the Chief of the Malaysian Army, for inviting me today to share my views on our topic, “Unity of Effort: Building Civil-Military Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism”. It is an honour for me to address such a distinguished gathering, consisting of a wide spectrum of vocation as well as expertise. Moreover, the subject we are deliberating is current, one which has been weighing heavily of the minds of security policy makers and practitioners the world over. I do not believe it is an exaggeration to say that confronting and countering violent extremism is one of the greatest challenges of our time. READ MORE

Welcome Message from Chief of Army, Malaysian Army
ptd baruSelamat Datang, Welcome to all delegates, participants and guests to the 40th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XL). This notable seminar has grown into a very important, significant and invigorating event since the first PAMS session was held in Honolulu in September 1978. PAMS has earned numerous acclaims, recognitions and respects since its inception. In addition, what is more important is that PAMS has paved the way in strengthening the social and bonding interactions among military personnel in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. This year, the Malaysian Army is very proud and honoured to host PAMS XL. READ MORE
Country Profile

Destination  Malaysia, a virtual guide to the country in Southeast Asia that was formerly known as "Malaya". Malaysia consists of two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea: the peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula bordered by Thailand on the north and Singapore in south, and Malaysian Borneo (or East Malaysia) located on the northern part of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and surrounding the Sultanate of Brunei. Largest city and the national capital is Kuala Lumpur. Spoken languages are Malay (official), English, Tamil, and Chinese (Canton). READ MORE