Course Prerequisites

Comprehensive Protection of Civilians (CPOC)

The aim of the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians course is to give an introduction and overview of the fundamental principles of the doctrine of Protection of Civilians; within a UN space. It introduces POC in a peacekeeping context, legal frameworks for protection policy and the military framework for developing POC responses.

Aim

The aim of this instruction is to outline the course details and administrative requirements. 

Objectives

The objectives of the course are as follows:  

  1. To give introduction and overview on POC mandate for UN mission. 
  2. To understand the roles of peacekeepers in POC mandate. 
  3. To understand the legal aspects of POC.
  4. To implementing Guidelines for Military Components.
  5. To apply tactical decision making process considerations. 

Conduct

The course will be conducted in MPC as follows:  

  1. Duration. 5 working days. 
  2. Training Methodology. Subjects will be introduced with the following means: 
    • Lectures. 
    • Presentations. 
    • Classroom Exercises. 
    • Small and Large Group Discussions. 
    • Scenario Base Exercise (SBE). 

Lectures. Lectures will be presented by experienced instructors from MPC. 

Medium of Instruction. English. 
Pre-requisite. Participants will be selected from the next rotation of MALBATT whose appointment means they will be directly involved in tactical POC task. Participants are expected to generate and deliver their ideas including their past experiences during the exercises and discussions. 

Training Programme. The programme will be confirmed four weeks prior to the course commencing. 

Administrative Aspect

Admin Brief. An Administration briefing will be given by the Course Coordinator on the first day of training. 

Independent Arrival. CP who are making their own way to MPC must arrive and complete the check-in no later than 1800H on the evening PRIOR to the course commencing.  

Car Parking. A sufficient number of open car parks are available in MPC. Local CP with private vehicle is required to obtain a Vehicle Pass at the Guard Room before entering. Reverse parking is enforced throughout MPC. 

Registration and Check-in. Upon arrival in MPC, proceed to the reception counter located inside the accommodation block. MPC staff will be present to assist with the checking-in. Upon check in, each CP will be provided with a room and an CPOC welcome pack. 

Accommodation. All CP must adhere with the following: 

  1. CP is responsible for the facilities provided at the accommodation 
  2. Only CP are allowed to stay in the accommodation block throughout the course. Accommodation for any accompanied family members should be arranged separately by CP outside of MPC, 

Meals. All meals will be arranged at Blue Haven (Banquet Hall). If you have any specific dietary requirement, please indicate on the registration form. Meal timings are as follows: 

  1. Breakfast - 0700H to 0745H
  2. Coffee Break - 0950H to 1010H
  3. Lunch - 1300H to 1400H
  4. Evening Tea - 1700H to 1730H
  5. Dinner - 1930H to 2100H 

Dress Code. Dress code during classes is camouflage (No.5) or equivalent. We recommend CP to bring smart casual attire for dinner and PT gear. 

Temperatures. Port Dickson area experiences a daily temperature ranging from 26°C to 34°C with chances of light shower. 

Medical and First Aid. All participants should be certified medically and dentally fit. Any request for medical assistance will be coordinated by the Course Coordinator. Medical facilities are available such as the Malaysian Armed Forces Clinic and the Port Dickson District Hospital. 

Computer and Internet Access. PC is available in the syndicate rooms, Laptops are also available for loan at the ICT Office on request. Wi-Fi service is available in MPC. 

Library. Library is available at the main MPC building. The opening hours are from 0830H to 1630H (Monday to Friday). All CP are encouraged to use the library at their leisure time. MPC library has a wide range of books and references related to peacekeeping, defence and security and general topics. 

Sports and Recreational Facilities. The sports facilities may be closed due to COVID-19. 

1. Gymnasium

2. Swimming Pool

Laundry Facilities. A 24-hours laundry room is available on the ground floor adjacent to the accommodation block. Participants are reminded to purchase own detergents. 

Groceries and Miscellaneous. Groceries stores and supermarkets are available outside, within the vicinity of MPC. 

Smoking and Alcoholic Drinks.  Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside MPC. Smoking is forbidden inside any building but is allowed only at certain designated smoking area marked in yellow. 

Departure and Check-out. All CP are expected to checkout of the accommodation by 1800H on the last day of training. Any late checkout must be informed to the Course Coordinator. 

New Norm of Training Condition. All CP must adhere to the new norm issued by the MPC and will be provided separately. 

Point of contact. For any assistance, please contact the following officers:

Lt Cdr Ismail bin Hashim RMN (Course Coordinator).
Tel : 06-6627400 Ext 103
Mob : 018-9645300
Fax : 06-6627411
Email : [email protected] 

Conclusion

We sincerely hope that all participants will benefit greatly from this course. We look forward to work and share the knowledge during your course in MPC and at the same time enjoying Malaysian hospitality.