It is my pleasure to pen this foreword for the second edition of the “Guide to Fire Protection in Malaysia ”. I am especially pleased to note that this publication by The Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) Malaysia Branch is a product of joint effort between IFEM, the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia and the key players in the Fire and Safety Engineering Professionals. This fire safety engineering Guide book reflects the shared vision between the Fire and Safety Engineering Professionals with the Government of Malaysia in respect of the importance of transparency, constant improvement, innovation and smart partnerships.

 
This “Guide” is an invaluable source of reference to all those who are involved in Fire Safety Engineering and fire protection industry. Be it students, academicians, practicing professionals, local authorities, Fire and Rescue Department personnels, fire equipment manufacturers, suppliers or contractors. The second edition of the “Guide to Fire Protection in Malaysia ” will clarify the intent and interpretation of the Fire Safety aspects of the Uniform Building By-laws to all the users, and in so doing, bring about consistency and efficiency in the industry to benefit the members of the public.
 
In this age of globalization, it is imperative that we all embrace changes as a way of life. It is also inevitable that we also have to evolve new legislation to take into consideration the understanding of fire science and technology which requires a rethink of conventional solutions to fire safety for now and the future.
 
Once again, I wish to congratulate Dato Hamzah Abu Bakar, Director General of the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia, his able officers and the team of dedicated local professionals from The Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) Malaysia Branch (IFEM), Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) and Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) on their commendable efforts in bringing this second Edition of the “Guide to Fire Protection in Malaysia” to fruition.
 
Y.B. Dato' Seri Ong Ka Ting
Minister of Housing and Local Government
   
 
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