Photo - Honourable guests being briefed on the key features of the Samsung SMART Library at Maktab Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
The Royal Malaysia Police College of Kuala Lumpur [Maktab Polis DiRaja Malaysia Kuala Lumpur] in partnership with electronics giant Samsung Malaysia has unveiled a Samsung Smart Library, equipped with a digital-publication reading zone for exclusive use by college members.
Like its recently launched counterpart by Malaysia's National Library, the Samsung Smart Library is in tune with the Malaysian government's vision to support the national agenda of transforming the nation into an ICT proficient knowledge society by the year 2020.
Officiating the launch at Maktab PDRM KL was YDH Tan Sri Dato' Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar, the inspector-general of Police [IGP], Malaysia, who said, "The launch of the Samsung SMART Library is timely as it addresses and meets the needs and demands of modern policing in our country."
"Almost everyone in this era is ICT literate, and I believe cultivating reading habits through digital content is important for our society," he said. "The partnership with Samsung Malaysia empowers the police force as it allows us to embrace the latest technology in learning. It will certainly create positive changes in law enforcement in the country by having more police officers with enhanced academic training and proficiency in ICT."
Khalid was accompanied by YDH Dato' Shahbudin Abdul Wahab, deputy director of management (Training), Polis DiRaja Malaysia and YBhg. Dato' Roh Jae Yeol, director of corporate affairs, Samsung Malaysia. Also present were YDH Dato' Dr Yew Chong Hooi, the commandant of Maktab Polis DiRaja Malaysia Kuala Lumpur and Lee Sang Hoon, president of Samsung Malaysia.
The Samsung Smart Library at Maktab PDRM KL, which will offer a technology-enabled library environment to 220 college members, covers an area of 800 square feet, together with more than 40 Samsung devices comprising tablets, TVs and large format displays with touch screen capabilities.
"By providing such a dynamic learning platform for our tech-savvy future law enforcers, we would be able to produce knowledgeable and competent police officers for our country as well as benefit international trainees who are undergoing courses at the College," said YDH Dato' Shahbudin Abdul Wahab, deputy director of management (Training), Polis DiRaja Malaysia.
"They will also be able to access the available research and digitised reference materials for their learning enhancement," said YBhg. Dato' Roh Jae Yeol, director of corporate affairs, Samsung Malaysia. "Such initiatives would help to fulfil the demand of modern policing in line with the Nation Development Policy towards Vision 2020."
"With the new generation of Millennials entering the workforce, this is one way to utilise their expertise and advanced computer knowledge," said Roh. "The law enforcement in Malaysia will now have a wider network of ICT literate officers that would be able to apply their new-found knowledge and ICT skills towards inspiring positive changes in the country."
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