KSCIP – USIM offered in-campus location to the government

NILAI, April 3, 2017 – Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) generously offered a location in its main campus for the establishment of King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP).

USIM has also identified and suggested a strategic location for the purpose. This suggestion has been forwarded to the Chairman of the Special Taskforce for the Establishment of KSCIP, Senator Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Haji Dusuki, the Deputy Minister at the Department of Prime Minister; and Ministry of Defence, Malaysia (MINDEF).

In the 20 acres of width, the location is beautifully surrounded by the main lake of USIM which has natural landscape and serene ambiance. Although it is situated in the campus perimeter, the KSCIP building will have open access or different gateway from the current existing gateway to the campus.

The location of USIM per se is already strategic as it is conveniently accessible via the main expressways of PLUS and ELITE, plus its close distance with KLIA and KLIA2; the federal government administration centres of Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.

The Chief Secretary of Ministry of Defence, Malaysia, with the senior management of Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MIDAS) have recently paid a visit to the specified area and they were thoroughly briefed by the university management on the project plan. Upon the visit, positive feedback was received from both parties.

The establishment of this centre in the campus will accelerate the university’s aspiration in becoming a respected, referred and relevant international reference for the integration of Naqli and Aqli knowledge in 2025, as well as it will encourage the academicians and strategic partners of USIM to strive towards achieving the noble mission of KSCIP.

Besides offering its in-campus area to KSCIP, academicians and experts from the Programme of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, have also presented the design concept of future KSCIP building which is inspired by the Islamic and modern arts.

The university management expected that issues regarding the suggested location and design concept of KSCIP will be extensively discussed with the Ministry of Defence, The Muslim World League and the representative from Saudi Arabia government in the forthcoming April, 10.

If these suggestions are well accepted by both governments of Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, this will be another immense trust and appreciation to USIM and it will bring significant impact to the university in the long term.

The establishment of KSCIP is due to the recent official visit of Saudi Arabia King, King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud to Malaysia, in which, USIM is trusted to establish the centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence from Malaysia and Saudi Arabia; and Muslim World League.

Prepared by:
Zaini Othman
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
Aras 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 06-798 8026/8027/6284 Faks : 06-798 8204