Through a workshop on “RESIST 2 – Strategic Communication Workshop” held at the InterContinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 22 and 23 January 2024, the event was a collaborative effort involving the Government Communications Service International (GCSI), a division of the UK Cabinet Office. The workshop received support from the British High Commission to Malaysia and the Planning and Training Division of SEARCCT. This initiative aims to enhance government confidence in countering misinformation and disinformation among Malaysian civil servants through the RESIST 2.0 toolkit.
The UK’s GCSI emphasized how the RESIST 2.0 toolkit advocates a six-pillar approach: Recognition, Early Warning, Situation Insight, Impact Assessment, Strategic Communication, and Tracking Effectiveness. The workshop also included practical application learning from RESIST case studies, addressing the scenarios of misinformation and disinformation in the context of both countries.
H.E. Ailsa Terry, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia and the Director General of SEARCCT, Dato’ Ganeson Sivagurunathan, actively participated in the closing remarks. They called for increased support for capacity building tailored to the specific contexts of both countries and highlighted the need for a platform to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Malaysia. The workshop concluded with the distribution of certificates to various ministries and government agencies in Malaysia.
PLANNING AND TRAINING DIVISION
SEARCCT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia
30 January 2024