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Former CDF Appointed As New Board Of Directors Chairman For CyberSecurity Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 August – Former Chief of Defence Force (CDF), General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Haji Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin (Retired) was appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of CyberSecurity Malaysia effective 1 July.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Zulkifeli’s appointment was to replace General (Retired) Tan Sri Mohd Azumi Mohamad who retired on June 30.

“Zulkifeli has more than 44 years of experience in the field of defence and military services and held various important positions in the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF),

“I am confident that, through his extensive experience and expertise in various portfolios, this appointment is timely and in line with the direction of the country which is charting its journey towards digitization in order to achieve a digital and competitive economic status,

“Hopefully this appointment will continue to drive Malaysia’s CyberSecurity to a more outstanding level,” he said in a statement on Monday.

Zulkifeli once held the position as the 23rd Chief of Army on 21 May 2010, then was appointed as the 18th CDF on 15 June 2011 before retiring on 14 June 2017.

He was then appointed as the first Directo-General of the National Security Council in August 2016 to June 2018 and was the main driver of the implementation of the National Security Policy 2017, the drafting of the National Security Council Act 2016 and was fully involved in the formation of the National Cyber ​​Security Agency (NASCA).

Zulkifeli received his early education at the Sultan Ismail College, Kota Bharu and continued his studies at the Royal Military College, Sungai Besi and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom.

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