About RedR Malaysia
RedR Malaysia was established on 31 January 2008 and is registered with the Registrar of Society Malaysia (Registration Number 0167-08-WKL).
The objective of RedR is to Select, Train and Deploy engineers and members to provide engineering services for disaster relief. The founder of RedR is Peter Guthrie and the idea for the formation of RedR actually came to him when he was assigned to work on Pulau Bidong, Malaysia in 1980 during the Vietnamese boat people crisis. He realised that there was a pressing need for various engineering inputs in disaster situations such as sanitation, water supply and infrastructure and thus the necessity to start a register of engineers (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR)) who could be called upon at short notice to work with frontline relief agencies.
The Royal Patron of RedR Malaysia is His Royal Highness, The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail.
The President of RedR Malaysia is YBhg. Dato’ Sri Ir. Ahmad Husaini bin Sulaiman and the Deputy President is Captain (R) Ir. Anuar bin Hj. Yahya.
RedR Malaysia is a member of RedR International that comprises RedR Australia, RedR India, RedR Lanka, RedR New Zealand, and RedR UK.
To date RedR Malaysia has organised courses on Essentials of Humanitarian Practices (EHP), Personal Security and Communication (PSC) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies and Disaster Relief in Kuala Lumpur with the cooperation of RedR Australia and RedR India. RedR Malaysia also participated in various capacity building programmes on disaster relief works organised by Government and Non-Government Organisations. RedR Malaysia has also deployed its Registered Qualified Members (RQM) for disaster relief works during disaster in Malaysia.