Published by The Star
BY JOSHUA FOONG
LONDON: Two Malaysian youths who aspire to provide specialised security services are in the thick of things here.
Khoo Nee Keong and Tun Muhamad Sayid Tun Hisan, both 24, are learning the finer details of security and investigation techniques with London-based security consultants Regalis Group which will handle security for the Olympic Games here in July.
The renowned British security, training and investigation firm has substantial experience in training and investigation services and Khoo and Tun Muhamad are among a select group chosen for the month-long exercise.
They are participating in tough drills and simulation exercises at various locations in the city, besides attending lectures.
“By the intensity of the training here, we know that security is serious business. All aspects of this course is recognised by Britain’s Security Industry Authority,” Khoo said.
The two friends intend to specialise in security solutions for VVIPs, celebrities and high-profile personalities and are part of the Nation Preventer Academy based in Klang.
The eldest of three siblings, Khoo is no novice when it comes to security as he is a trained sharp-shooter.
He raised eyebrows when he won a bronze medal in the Production Junior category of the International Practical Shooting Confederation pistol event held in Darwin in June 2009.
Tun Muhamad said he wants to boost the security industry in Malaysia.
“There is now no formal and recognised training back home catering to this industry. It will help a lot if there is an opportunity to incorporate a structured programme for security personnel” said the Taylors University College communications graduate.