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Editor-in-Chief Welcome Message 2014 - 2016

Hatta Sidi


It has been six years since I was given the privilege to serve as the Chief Editor of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry. It is a great pleasure for me to humbly shoulder this duty despite it being a constantly demanding task. The 14th ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFPMH) meeting which was held in Cebu, The Philippines in November 2014 had achieved fruitful outcomes. We would like to thank The Philippines Psychiatric Association (PPA) for hosting this meeting, especially to Dr Pureza Trinidad Onate and Dr. Edgardo Juan L.Tolentino. Recognizing the challenges posed by the 2-yearly rotation of editorial board, it was decided during the last AFPMH committee meeting that Malaysia should host the editorship for another two years. A constant editorial board is also important for stability of the journal. Again, I have been chosen to resume the honourable duty to head the board, a responsibility I accepted as a great honour.
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