LIM Choon Kwang
Chairman’s Welcome Note
Welcome and thank you for visiting our newly revamped ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) website!
I have been with ASIS International for over 10 years, and served in the management committee in various capacities for about 5 years before assuming the current term chair. It is my pleasure to launch this new website, a project carried out after due consideration of costs and benefits. Many thanks to our website project team led by Honorary Assistant Treasurer Suratman Mohamed Hassan, this new website unveils a modernised look to reflect the progress made by the Chapter over the years from its previous blog site platform.
In January 2019, a Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report released by the Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that the terrorism threat to Singapore remains high. Against this backdrop, the industry is experiencing an increased demand for security services and slowing pace of workforce growth, leading to the government’s call for the security industry to transform, increase productivity and make security job requirements less manpower-intensive. These are mainly targeted at guard-level personnel, with regulatory developments and schemes such as the Progressive Wage Model to up-skill and upgrade frontline security officers. You can learn more about this online, including a tripartite-formed Security Industry Transformation Map to develop a vibrant, technologically advanced and competitive security industry in Singapore.
At the executive and management level for security professionals, this is very much left to individuals to develop themselves, either academically and/or professionally. Founded in 1975, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) exists to fulfil such a gap. Amongst others, it actively promotes the certification of security professionals through the CPP and PSP review programmes. The Chapter regularly organises events such as quarterly networking dinners incorporating presentations by industry technology experts, field visits to places of interest for exposure and education. Throughout the year, our support in various educational conferences enables ASIS members to participate at discounted rates.
To date, there are currently about 300 ASIS members assigned to the Singapore Chapter. Other than having grown over the decades both in membership and finances, the Singapore Chapter has gained prominence in the security industry, and is recognised by the Singapore Police Force as the pre-eminent body of security professionals in Singapore.
At this juncture, I would like to thank all members for the support given which has made the Singapore Chapter notably the largest in South East Asia, and perhaps among the most active in Asia. Your continued feedback will be much valued to help improve in the running of the Chapter.
This website serves as the focal point for information on the Chapter and communications with members. For quick bite-sized information, you can follow us on our LinkedIn page or join our members-only WhatsApp Group.
Have pleasure surfing our site!
Lim Choon Kwang, CPP
Honorary Chairman, 2019-2020
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)