PM Anwar: Climate change, cyber attacks new national security threats

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pointed out that climate change and cyber attacks are among the new national security threats faced by a nation.

“Climate change is not a distant threat but a present crisis, impacting food security, causing natural disasters, and displacing communities,” Anwar said at the opening ceremony of the 18th Defence Services Asia (DSA) and National Security Asia (NATSEC ASIA) 2024

“These escalating threats are pushing the world towards an unprecedented turning point, demanding a unified response,” he said.

“The digital realm, our so-called second reality, faces relentless cyberattacks that threaten to compromise our 
most sensitive data, undermining our security and the trust upon which our societies and economies stand,” Anwar said.

He also said that the multifaceted security threats led to theme “Building Resilient Nations for the Next Generation”.

“Our theme, “Building Resilient Nations for the Next Generation,” challenges us to look beyond our own horizons and innovate in ways that fortify our nations against multifaceted threats.

“This theme should then resonate within all of us, as we confront an increasingly fragmented global landscape while 
facing global challenges that threaten our collective security and prosperity,” said Anwar. 

Anwar emphasised the need to prepare for a better world where future generations can flourish in peace, protected by the robust defences and strategic partnerships forged today.

The 18th edition of DSA (DSA 2024) is taking place from today until 9 May 2024 at MITEC in Kuala Lumpur.

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