The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia (MFA) Human Resource Development policy (HRD) : meeting the challenge of the future ASEAN and global community / Mohd Yusof Ahmad

Ahmad, Mohd Yusof (2009) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia (MFA) Human Resource Development policy (HRD) : meeting the challenge of the future ASEAN and global community / Mohd Yusof Ahmad. Journal of Administrative Science, 6 (1). pp. 73-97. ISSN 1675-1302

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Abstract

Although critics may disagree, Malaysia’s past and current diplomatic engagements with ASEAN and the global
community have indeed been remarkable. Despite the marked absence of a well thought out formal diplomatic
training strategy at independence, Malaysia’s first generation diplomats have indeed done a great job at helping to shape the content and direction of this successful endeavour. The resultant regional stability had not only helped Malaysia to pursue her development agenda in the region un-interrupted, but also earned her high respect not only among her regional neighbors but also the global community. Recent changes in the regional and global environment, increased competitiveness and globalization however, have brought in new challenges that
could upset this positive scenario. The development requires new HRD approaches on the part of the Malaysian
foreign ministry to ensure Malaysia’s next generation diplomats are equipped with the right competencies to
successfully manage these challenges. Despite recent initiatives to address the issue, the lack of medium to long
term strategic focus, sustained commitment and other structural constraints could stymie the process and
adversely affect Malaysia’s future standing within the region and beyond. A serious reappraisal of the foreign
ministry’s current HRD template is therefore critical if Malaysia’s diplomacy is to be in tune with the complex
dynamics of the future ASEAN and global community.

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Item Type: Article
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Ahmad, Mohd Yusof
dryusof@gmail.com
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social integration
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Community power > Community leadership
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 73-97
Item ID: 43478
Uncontrolled Keywords: human resource development; training; Malaysia foreign service; diplomacy
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43478

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