Regional Scout events kick off in Malaysia today
Kuala Lumpur, 19th October 2009 – The regional events scheduled to take place end of this month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia kick off as the prestigious APR Course for Leader Trainers opens today. It will be followed by the 6th APR Scout Youth Forum and will be concluded by the 23rd APR Scout Conference.
The CLT gathers 40 participants including overseas from 12 National Scout Organizations, led by an international training team of six members from Australia, Japan, UK, Canada, Malaysia and APR. The local participants add up another 19 from most states of Malaysia. The course director Haji Rahmat bin Jafaar from Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (PPM) is also assisted by four facilitators from Malaysia. The course venue is the popular International Youth Centre of Malaysia (IYC), where the Youth Forum will also be held.
At the opening ceremony, PPM National Training Commissioner Tuan Hj Abdul Shukor bin Mohsin was the guest of honour in the presence of APR Adult Resources Sub Committee Chairman Ms Reiko Suzuki, and from Malaysia, including IYC Director Dato Raja Ruslan Samah, Chief Scout Executive Zaki Nurud-din, and International Commissioner Dr Mukhyuddin bin Sarwani.
The course will run for seven days, concluding on the 25th October. A combined international night of the CLT participants will be held on the 24th night together with the APR Scout Youth Forum participants. As part of the course, participants will have a city tour of Kuala Lumpur during the full-day educational tour on 23rd October.