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MASCA ZINE 7TH EDITION | 2020

ABOUT MASCA NATIONAL INITIATIVES EVENT REPORTS MASCA PIECE


FOREWORD BY BY EMA


FOREWORD BY BY EMA

vice-consul Education Malaysia Australia Puan Kartini Tajul Urus

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused challenges for everyone, particularly international students. It is very important for Malaysian students in Australia to maintain a positive mindset and outlook to carry us through this uncertain period and the time that follows. It gives me great pleasure to write the introduction for MASCAZine’s latest edition and to congratulate MASCA for the successful year. No doubt it was a challenging year for all of us. We can be proud of the many achievements that we have achieved in 2020 which will be the driving force for us to step into 2021 with greater confidence and energy. Our life goals should be held stronger through the ongoing pandemic with the knowledge that our lives will eventually go back to normal. On behalf of Education Malaysia Australia, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all MASCA National, MASCA State, and MASCA members for all the supports and for helping out EMA in reaching out to Malaysian students in Australia in providing assistance and support. I would also like to congratulate all Malaysian Students’ Association in Australia, Malaysian students studying in Australia, and other student bodies who have worked together to propagate and promote Malaysia and especially Malaysia Higher Education in Australia and among other international students studying in Australia. With the hard work and cooperation among Malaysian students, Malaysian agencies in Australia, local agencies, and Australian Universities, we have yielded the encouraging result in promoting Malaysia and Malaysia Higher Education to the world. Be kind to yourself Explore your feelings and thoughts Focus on what you have already accomplished Thank you for the support and dedication! Kartini Tajul Urus Education AttachÊ / Vice Consul Education Malaysia Australia Consulate of Malaysia Sydney


FOREWORD BY MASCA NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON

masca national 2020 chairperson Zayana Zaikariah

Firstly, what an honour it is to be given the chance to write this and to address our readers. This issue includes our initiatives from 2018 onwards and provides great insights of MASCA’s effort to cater to our Malaysian students down under. The Malaysians Students Council of Australia (MASCA) has reached impeccable heights today, and we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2021. We have come a long way and we will continue to support our Malaysian students’ welfare and provide them with resources they need to constantly grow intellectually and emotionally. The year 2020 was supposed to be where prosperous visions are achieved, especially for our country, Malaysia to achieve a united Malaysian nation. Setbacks and challenges that our nation and the rest of the world are facing are intensely severe and have slowed us down our progression substantially. Hence, our job in MASCA this year has gone beyond merely ensuring that the welfare of Malaysian students down under are well supervised. We needed to establish a fitting support system to cater to our Malaysian students who are affected by the pandemic. The team decided that we need to be able to cushion students’ hardship urgently and came up with a fundraising project, MASCAre where we gather crowdfunding from generous individuals in Malaysia, Australia and other parts of the world. We are entirely grateful for the amount of individuals and businesses that have contributed to MASCAre and proving that no matter the challenges that face, Malaysians will stay united despite and carry each other’s burden wherever we are. We also owe it all to the team that worked tirelessly day at night to ensure that any students in need are supported through and through. The team was also undeterred by the challenges and as we adjusted to the ‘new normal’, we brought together events to advocate for social issues in Malaysia. Awareness is crucial and it should not be halted just because we are in the middle of a pandemic. Hence, we found that Suara Muda was rather apt for us to introduce at the time. It was a month-long event and received great traction. Special thanks to Shankar, Teck Yi, Daniel, Amanda and Zhi Yi for the amount of great efforts that were put into making Suara Muda a successful event. We strive to host more events that would stimulate ideas amongst our Malaysian students, both online and offline when possible. Our gratitudes goes to Education Malaysia Australia (EMA), High Commision of Malaysia to Australia, council members, MSOs, Malaysian students in Australia, our alumni of MASCA, editors of MASCAzine and every single individual who has supported MASCA. Special thanks to Puan Kartini Tajul, Arthur Yeow, Chandralekha Chandra Segaran and Scott Loh for supporting and guiding 2020 committee members through the year. Our efforts for 2020 will come to an end in January 2021 and we hope that the incoming council members will continue to carry out their duties with passion and constant desire to learn from one another. Berjalan sampai kebatas, berlayar sampai kepulau. To another great year for MASCA.


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TABLE OF CONTENT

CONTENTS


TABLE OF CONTENT

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EDITORIAL BOARD

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MASCA WHAT

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MASCA HISTORY

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MASCA PILLARS

17-102 103-182 183-234 2017/2018 MASCA NATIONAL ACT CHAPTER NSW CHAPTER QLD CHAPTER SA CHAPTER VIC CHAPTER WA CHAPTER

2018/2019 MASCA NATIONAL ACT CHAPTER NSW CHAPTER QLD CHAPTER SA CHAPTER VIC CHAPTER WA CHAPTER

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2019/2020 MASCA NATIONAL ACT CHAPTER NSW CHAPTER QLD CHAPTER SA CHAPTER VIC CHAPTER WA CHAPTER


EDITORIAL BOARD

Chief Editor

editorial board

A’ina Imanina Muhammad Razif

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Co-editor WeiXin Fam

CO-EDITOR

Nur Farah Karim


EDITORIAL BOARD

Art & Creative Director

Wan Nuraishah Wan Mansor

MASCA National Public Relations Officer Zhi Yi Chen

MASCA National Public Relations Director Amanda Loo Yen Ying

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MASCA WHAT

INTRO Since 2001, the Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia (MASCA) has acted as the primary representative body for all Malaysians in Australia. In 2011, an agreement between MASCA and Education Malaysia Australia (EMA) was made and it has led to MASCA being recognised by the Government of Malaysia as the peak student representative body. MASCA is also regulated by the New South Wales Government under the Fair Trading Law. MASCA aspires to build a strong and united Malaysian community in Australia while forging close relations with the Australian community. Ultimately, MASCA is for all rakyat Malaysia, regardless of background.

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A what

MASCA WHAT

MISSION

To represent and serve the interests and welfare of the Malaysian student community in Australia. GOALS • To facilitate the interaction and unification of various Malaysian student bodies and their members in Australia; • To develop and equip the future leaders of Malaysia with the necessary skills; • To promote the spirit of Malaysia amongst the Malaysian student community in Australia

FOUNDING PRINCIPLES • MASCA is a non-profit organisation run by the students for the students • MASCA is not to be a politically-aligned organisation or a lobby group for any parties • MASCA is a multiracial and multicultural organisation depicting the true spirit of Malaysia

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MASCA WHAT

Representative council MASCA is the overarching body for all Malaysian Student Organisations (MSOs) based in Australia. The seven state chapters of MASCA comprise the states of: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, and Victoria. 5 | MASCAZINE 2020


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MASCA HISTORY

2001

Establishment of MASCA

2003

1st National Conference & Games MASCA was founded in Sydney by two Malaysian students; Tan Ek-Khai and Kamaruzaman Hamzah, to unite Malaysians Down Under.

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The 1st National Conference & Games (NCG) was held in Melbourne with the aim of enriching the university lives of Malaysian students.


MASCA HISTORY

2009

MASCA Testimonial Awards founded

2008

2011

1st MASCA Summit

MASCA State Chairpersons and the National Council attended the first MASCA Summit in Sydney to discuss national issues.

MASCA gains EMA recognition & debuts on social media

MASCA partnered with the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education to found the MASCA Testimonial Awards which recognises the exemplary Malaysian students in Australia. However, it was only ever awarded twice in 2009 and 2010. MASCA was recognised by the Malaysian government as peak representative body for Malaysians in Australia through Education Malaysia Australia (EMA). MASCA debuted on social media by creating official accounts.

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MASCA HISTORY

2013

NGC rebranding & Establishment of DUC

2012

2014

1st DUC in UKM, 2nd MASA in Melbourne, & MASCA’s MoU with KUA and IKRAM

Creation of MASCAzine & Establishment of a National Council

NGC was rebranded as the Malaysian Summit Australia (MASA). The first iteration was held in Sydney, Australia. It 1st DUC was held in Universiti has since gained recognition as Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) the largest Malaysian event in The inaugural Australian Australia. Network Leaders’ Summit The Down Under Camp (ANLS) was held in Kuala MASCA’s 1st official publication, Lumpur which gathered (DUC), the largest preMASCAzine was created. MASCA Council Members as departure camp for prospective Australian students well as MASCA affiliates and MASCA restructured to from Malaysia was established. partners. establish the presence of a National Council. The 2nd MASA was held in Melbourne with nearly 500 The 10th and last NCG washeld participants in Gold Coast, Queensland. MASCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kelab UMNO Australia (KUA) as well as Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia (IKRAM)

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MASCA HISTORY

2015

1st Malaysian Students’ Policy Symposium co-founded

2016

3rd DUC & 4th MASA

2019

The inaugural Kalsom-MASCA Revisit Workshop was successfully held in Kedah

Final DUC, Tasmania Chapter dissolved & MASCA awarded with “Member Council of the Year Award (Prime)”

The 3rd MASA was successfully held in Brisbane Hasif-Irfan and Danial Adiwangsa Tan, the first two Malaysian students studying in Australia represented MASCA and the entire Overseas Malaysian Students Council to present their paperwork on Youth Employment in Malaysia to the Malaysian Cabinet Ministers

158 students attended the 2nd KALSOM-MASCA Revisit Workshop which was held in Sabah The 3rd DUC was successfully held at University Putra Malaysia (UPM), with nearly 200 attendees.

MASCA co-founded the first Malaysian Students’ Global Policy Symposium (GPS)

The 6th and final DUC was The 4th MASA which was held successfully held at KDU in Sydney had successfully University College. garnered an average of 400 MASCA signed an MoU participants for each component. Tasmania Chapter was dissolved alongside other Malaysian as there was no committee Students’ Council across the Muhammad Salihin Mohd elected. Sabri represented MASCA and globe the entire MPPLN to present MASCA was awarded with a paperwork at the Annual “Member Council of the Malaysian Students Convention Year Award (Prime)” by the hosted by the Deputy Prime Malaysian Students’ Global Minister of Malaysia. Alliance (MSGA) MASCAZINE 2020 | 10


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MASCA PILLARS

Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Cater to the needs and interests of current and future Malaysian students studying in Australia.

Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Nurture Malaysian students to become future leaders by providing opportunities to develop necessary skills and networks. Provide a platform for aspiring leaders to develop ideas and contribute towards nation building

Pillar 3: Unity Provide a platform for students of different backgrounds, interests and values to come together in the spirit of Malaysia

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SCA PILLARS

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MASCA PILLARS

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MASCA PILLARS

Pillar 4: Community & Volunteering Execute initiatives that ensures contribution to the community back in Malaysia while also strengthening the bonds within Malaysian community, both in Australia and Malaysia.

Pillar 5: Career Development Create awareness and educate students on the importance of preparing for their career life. Provide students with platform to explore and understand the various opportunities that are available to them

Pillar 6: Sports Encourage healthy lifestyle and good sportsmanship by providing friendly and competitive matches.

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Pillar 7: Entrepreneurship Provide a platform for students to showcase their work, research and ideas.

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MASCA NATIONAL

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MASCA NATIONAL 2017/2018 | COMMITTEE

NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON Arthur Yeow Eng Lip (University of Adelaide)

NATIONAL DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON Faiz Azizan (University of New South Wales)

NATIONAL SECRETARY

Chareesa Usaha (University of New South Wales)

NATIONAL FINANCE DIRECTOR

NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

NATIONAL LIAISON DIRECTOR

NATIONAL WELFARE DIRECTOR

Rachel Tan Kai Lin (Monash University)

Daniel Lim Han Ying (Monash University)

Scott Loh Lit Feng (RMIT University)

Suwarna Laxshmi Ramanathan (University of New South Wales)

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INITIATIVES | NATIONAL 2017/2018

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NATIONAL 2017/2018 | INITIATIVES

DUC

is a pre-departure program by the Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia (MASCA) for new students flying to Australia. DUC provides an opportunity for new students that are about to begin their journey in Australia to network with former and current students in Australia.

Apart from providing networking opportunities for new students, this pre-departure event would also help current students in Australia to network with one other. Lastly, it will also serve as a forum to address any matters concerning new students. To summarise, below are the objectives of DUC: To serve the welfare needs of new students who will be studying in Australia through briefings, discussions and activities.

To foster and strengthen the New students are able to find out relationship between new, current what studying in Australia is like and previous Malaysian students in and can learn more about living in Australia. Australia. To provide an opportunity for Each state would send in their own overseas students to contribute back representatives to brief and engage to the local community in Malaysia. with new students. This would be useful for new students, as different DUC was held over 3 days from the states in Australia have unique 26th of January - 28th of January issues and challenges. 2018 at the University of Malaya.

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INITIATIVES | NATIONAL 2017/2018

GRADUAN MASCA AUSTRALIA CAREER FAIR 2018 Held on the 29th of September 2018 at Crowne Conference Centre Melbourne and on the 2nd of October 2018 at Grace Hotel, Sydney.

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KOPI TALK

An initiative to raise awareness and address mental health problems in Malaysian students.

At the core of the Malaysian dilemma are the social and cultural nuances of its unforgiving society.

The discussion saw a general consensus surrounding the lack of mental health aid catered to the social and cultural nuances of the Malaysian dilemma.

This initiative was spearheaded by MASCA National’s Welfare Director, Suwarna Ramanathan who is studying medicine in UNSW. She was joined by 7 other The initiative hopes that students at the core level and by increasing awareness on As a result, all 52 Malaysian supported by each MASCA state subjects considered as taboo Student organisations on behalf chair at a more administrative by our culture, we would be of 10, 000 Malaysian students level. able to reduce of mental health collectively agreed to create a disorders stemming from these mental health website that would issues. cater to the needs of Malaysians in Australia. KopiTalk was the brainchild of the National Roundtable The website was named discussion during the Australian “KopiTalk” - kopi (coffee in National Leadership Summit Malay) and Talk, signifying (ANLS) held on the 13th - the need for discourse on such 14th of January 2018 in Kuala matters. Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Tapau

is a series of written works and submissions from both students, fresh graduates and professionals of relevant fields, covering a wide spectrum of civic engagement topics of contemporary relevance. Its main mission is to promote discussion and discourse on topical issues in Malaysia, hence raising awareness on such matters. Tapau also aims to provide Malaysian students in Australia a voice by supporting well-written and original works of Malaysian students in Australian universities. TAPAU Publications is a new initiative launched by MASCA National under our advocacy and activism bureau. Aiming to promote the discussion of topical issues regarding civic engagement in Malaysia, TAPAU provides a platform for students to express their opinions and thoughts on such issues. TAPAU also provides an invaluable opportunity for aspiring writers and artists to showcase their works of art and journalism.

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MASCA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE TEAM (NET) OFFICER PROGRAM

The National Executive Program (NET) is an officer program under MASCA which provides an opportunity for our officers to be supervised by a director. Although each director is responsible for an officer, the team works cohesively and each officer will have the opportunity to work with each department.

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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY 2017/2018 | COMMITEE

Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Finance Director Liasion Director IT and Marketing Director Education and Career Director Welfare Director Sports Director Logistics Director

Kavinenh Mohanraj Azreen Ahmad Zamri Chong Yu Zhen Cindy Ng Nur Zarita Rosli Kar Yee Liew Lim Wei Tong Lina Raihana Muhd Haifa Bisyri Jixiang Kuo

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MEET AND GREET

EVENT REPORTS | AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY 2017/2018

Pillar 4: Community & Volunteering

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SEMESTER 1 Date: 3 March 2018 Time: 10am - 2pm Venue: Glebe Park, Canberra City Attendance : 74 people

In order to greet new students coming to Canberra as well as providing them with important information on basic necessities, MASCA ACT has collaborated with Kelab UmnoCanberra (KUAC) to organize a meet and greet event inviting all new students, and current students VIPS as representatives which is Encik Zamani from High Commission of Malaysia, Ms Kartini Tajul from Education Malaysia Australia (EMA) and Ms Faridah representing WeMalaysia as well as all Malaysians living in Australia


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SEMESTER 2 Date: 28 July 2018 Time: 10.30am - 2pm Venue: John Dedman 102, ANU Attendance : 50 people Welcoming students back to Semester 2 with Meet and Greet Session in collaboration with the High Commission of Malaysia. The session started off with speeches from MASCA ACT Deputy Chairperson, Azreen Ahmad Zamri and High Commissioner, Dato’ Sudha Devi KR Vasudevan followed by an ice breaking session to get to know the officers of the High Commission better.

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TEA TALKS WITH MSO AND KUAC

Pillar 1: Students’ Welfare and Advocacy

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Date: 4 May 2018 Time: 6.30pm - 10pm Venue: ANU College of Law Attendance : 30 people

A public speaking tournament on Mental Health/Empowerment in collaboration with Malaysian Students’ Organisation of ANU (MSO ANU) and Kelab UMNO Australia Canberra (KUAC).


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LEADERSHIP CAMP “Here is our Leader-Train program which will be happening on the 30th and 31st of March. What better way to kick start the Mid semester break than to develop yourself with this meaningful program.” Date: 30 March - 31 March Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: John Dedman - ANU Attendance : 30 people A whole new level of leadership training. We invited an inspiring and motivating speaker who always has new, creative, exciting ways that make the seminars interactive and fun yet worthwhile. Join this Leader-Train Program to experience this unique leadership training. Pillar 2: Nation-Building & Leadership

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NEW SOUTH WALES CHAPTER

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NEW SOUTH WALES 2017/2018 | COMMITEE

Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Liaison Director Corporate Relations Director Education Director Cultural Director Welfare Director Sports Director Marketing Director Creative Director Secretary Officer Liaison Officer Corporate Relations Officer Education Officer Education Officer Cultural Officer Welfare Officer Sports Officer Marketing Officer Creative Officer

Nik Alif Imran Nik Ahmed Mazlan Brandon Voon Joyce Tan ShiYing Lim Florence Szemei Chieng Nicholas Goh Kayshin Mah Fong Lam Kip Cheah Jun Yang Sim Ashvini Sekar Janelle Wong Nurhanani Junaidi Sierra Nevada Marie Stephens Ray Nee Chan Chanathon Charas Virojna Erica Ng Zhee Yan Christine Yeow Han Yun Zhi Jun Liew Ru Yi Tong Jonathan Ang Teck Yi Cathleen Lee Hamizah Norrizam MASCAZINE 2020 | 36


SYDNEY MALAYSIAN GAMES (SMG)

EVENT REPORTS | NEW SOUTH WALES 2017/2018

Date: 8th April 2018 and 15th April 2018 Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm Venue: Centennial Parkland Sports Centre / All Sport Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria Attendance: 130+ students for both days Pillar 3 & 6: Sports and Unity

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The Sydney Malaysian Games (SMG) is an annual sporting event in New South Wales spearheaded by MASCA NSW in collaboration with other Malaysian student organisations. It is also the largest intervarsity Malaysian sporting event in the state that consisted of 7 sports in total.

With SMG, we wish to a healthier com among Malaysian stu promoting and advo healthy lifestyle throu such as badminton, b ultimate frisbee an others.


o cultivate mmunity udents by ocating a ugh sports basketball, nd many

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This event was usually held over the course of 2 Sundays and it was done such ways to ensure accessibility for all participants as there is flat rate for all public transport travels in the state of NSW. Each university will send players or team to represent their respective varsity for each sport.

The player or team will battle in a ladder tournament system where the gold, silver and bronze winner will be the outcome. These winners will award points based on the medal they won for each sport to their respective varsity.

The accumulated points ill contribute in the selection of the overall champion, which will be awarded the championship trophy. SMG aims to foster and develop unity among Malaysian students of various races through sports as well as to enhance the cooperation and collaboration between Malaysian student societies in NSW.

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EVENT REPORTS | NEW SOUTH WALES 2017/2018

THINK TANK Date: 29th September 2018 Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm Venue: University of Technology Sydney Participants: 57 students Pillar 5: Career Development

Think Tank is an annual case competition and networking initiative, organised by MASCA NSW for all Malaysian students residing in New South Wales. First established in 2014, Think Tank serves as a platform for companies from various industries to connect with innovative and driven young individuals. Consisting of a case-study competition and an industry networking session, Think Tank seeks to foster within the participants, skills such as leadership, public speaking, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. Participants will also be given the opportunity to network with various industries and form professional relationships with numerous companies.

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“Our aim for Think Tank to bring it to greater heigh by opening our doors all international and lo students studying in N South Wales, allowi participants to experien working with various cultu and international compani We aim to appeal to the demographics of the students residing in New South Wales by ensuring that the issue presented is one that is both realistic and relevant to our audience. In doing so, we hope to attract students from a diverse range of academic backgrounds.


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KOALA Companion on Arrival in Australia (KOALA) is a new initiative created under the Student’s Welfare and Advocacy Portfolio. Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy It replaces MASCA NSW’s Students Airport Pickup service and aims to introduce new Malaysian students in New South Wales to the Australian environment and help them settle down by providing essential information and assistance in the form of airport pickup and guidance from fellow seniors.

Two application forms (google forms) for volunteers (Referred as Koalas) and students (Referred as Joeys) were created to gather more details and information.

This initiative was carried out twice year, one before the start of the first semester and one before the start of the second semester. For the first semester,

The joey application form was released one month prior the suggested period of arrival whereas the volunteer was released 2 weeks before that. In order to reduce stress on both the parents and the students, we decided to release the form a month prior and pair joeys with their koala as soon as possible.

Koala initiative was attempted to grow to support each universities’ mentor mentee program. To have a centralised mentor mentee form in order to foster the relationship between different affiliates’ future Malaysian society. In 2018, we managed to include 47 mentees and 40 mentors signed up in order to support the new students arriving.

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EVENT REPORTS | NEW SOUTH WALES 2017/2018

MEET & GREET

Meet and Greet is MASCA’s annual signature event, acting as a platform to unite all Malaysian students in New South Wales, while at the same time expose students to plethora opportunities for them to participate thus enriching their overall experience down under in Australia. Being a social event in nature, Meet and Greet also allows newly arrived students to make new friends and explore the organisations that are available here in New South Wales. Not only did Meet and Greet achieve its main aim to foster healthy relationship between Malaysian students and its committee, attendees also receive essential information regarding their stay and safety in NSW through talks from NSW Police Officer. Furthermore, Meet and Greet received great support from all the Malaysian students’ organizations. It demonstrated to the new students our relationship with the students’ organizations in a positive light. With the number of attendees, a lively, ‘meriah’ atmosphere was apparent and the spirit of Malaysia can be felt. Furthermore, newly arrived students had the opportunity to understand more about Malaysian Student Organisations in NSW that they might not have the opportunity to find out about. Date: 18 th March 2018 Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Venue: Malaysian Hall Sydney (MHS) Attendance: 200 students Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy

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MAKAN & MAIN

Makan & Main (literal translation of “food and fun” from the Malaysian national language) is a new addition to MASCA NSW’s list of initiatives under cultural portfolio with the help of welfare portfolio. It acts as a replicate to the organization’s flagship Meet & Greet event that takes place at the beginning of each academic year. This event aims to unite all Malaysian students across the state, particularly new students.

Pillar 3: Unity Venue: UNSW Goldstein Hall Date: 5th August 2018 Time: 11am- 2pm

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This event would take a more casual and laid-back setting, with main focuses on food and games to allow more interaction and engagement among students and with the council members. In addition, new students will receive important information essential for their new adventure here in Australia during this gathering.

As for the outcome, Makan & Main received great support from all the Malaysian students’ organization. It demonstrated to the new student our relationship with the students’ organization in a positive light. New friendships were made during the event and spirit of Malaysia can be felt. Number of attendees exceeded expectation by 50%, which made up a total of 131 people.

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QUEENSLAND CHAPTER

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QUEENSLAND 2017/2018 | COMMITEE

Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Finance Director Corporate Relations Operations & Liaison Social Welfare Public Relations Student Empowerment Cultural Affairs Career & Development

Leong Wai Ling Wei Zhe Dow Nur Damia Izzati Binti Azmi Nur Elissa Abd Aziz Chin Wei Jenn Xin Wei Tan Mohammad Adib Ghazali Abdul Rahman Farah Nadiah Binti Nor Hisham Mohamed Nazmi Idros Sry Khairundina Khairudin Fairuz Bahirah Kamaruddin

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INNOVATIVE + CAREER ENGAGEMENT QUEENSLAND Pillar 5: Career & Development

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Date: 16th (‘Introduction to ICE Queensland is an initiative App building’ workshop) & 18th by MASCA Queensland (‘Career Talk’) of March 2018 Chapter in collaboration with the University of Queensland Time: 7pm to 10:30pm , 10am Malaysian Students’ Association to 1:30pm (UQMSA). The initiative will be conducted on the 16th and 18th Venue: UQ Advance Engineering of March 2018. Building, UQ ELCX Hawken Building The primary purpose of the initiative is to equip students Attendance: 46 , 39 in Queensland with skills and knowledge of an entrepreneur Partners and affiliates: University and provide a jumpstart to their of Queensland Malaysian career development. Students’ Association (UQMSA) On the 16th of March, an ‘Introduction to App Building’ workshop will be conducted to all students who wish to learn and explore how an app is being created as well as how to publish it. On the 18th March 2018, several speakers will be invited to give a career talk to all the participants.


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QUEENSLAND LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE 2018 Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Date: 25 th March 2017 (Sunday) Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Venue: Around University of Queensland Attendance: Estimated number of attendees , 50 attendees Partners and affiliates: BUMA, GUMA, HAKIM, KUA,PPMQ, QUTMySA, UQMSA It’s primary purpose is to bring all Queensland’s organisations together and a chance to mingle around with each other. At the same time, this event also focuses in buildingleadership skills and teamwork through activities done. This initiatives is exclusively only for MSOs and affiliate.

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A NOSTALGIC TRIP IN HISTORY:

A Nostalgic Trip in History: Suara is a cultural initiative by MASCA (QLD) Chapter to reminisce the history of Malaysia. It was held on 13th May 2017 in Advanced Engineering Building, University of Queensland.

SUARA

This event was a partial charity event where parts of the proceeds will be channeled to MASCARE4U fund.

Pillar 3: Unity

The event begun at 6:45PM with registration for those who bought the ticket online and those who choose to buy the walk in tickets. MASCATS, a group of traditional dancers consisting of Malaysian female students studying in University of Queensland performed as an opening ceremony of the event.

Description: Re-telling stories and struggle of different lives before Malaysia’s independence. Partners and affiliates: Biro Pelajar Luar Negara , Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas, Education Malaysia AUstralia

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QUEENSLAND 2017/2018 | EVENT REPORTS Objectives • To identify talented students within the Malaysian community who are sufficiently advanced, and who show a real interest in making entertainment a career. • To develop performing, creative, musical, management, entertainment skills among Malaysian students. • To enhance leadership, teamwork, communication as well as other soft skills amongst the crew members in regards to organizing events.

Following the opening ceremony is a solo performance of the theme song ‘Hati’ by Syafiqah Sabri to kick start the theatre. The first half of the play is then showcased by the actors and actresses followed by a 15 minutes intermission time before the second half of the play is continued. Overall, there were 153 attendees. Ticket was priced at $8 where 124 tickets were sold online and 11 tickets were walk-ins. Free tickets were given to 4 competition winners on social media, 4 makeup artists, 2 volunteers and 8 VIPs. The event was smooth sailing and the crowd enjoyed the performances very much.

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Suara was a successful event overall. It served its purpose to reminisce and educate the students about Malaysia’s history and to further strengthen the love we had for our country. Even though there are still rooms for improvements in the future, we believe that the cast, crew and committees had done their very best and gave their fullest in order to make this event successful. MASCAZINE 2020 | 54


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YOUTH SPEAK OUT 2.0

Initiated in 2017 by MASCA QLD where its primary purpose is to encourage and inspire open discussion amon youths studying in Queensland, Australia. Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building

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ng Malaysian Date: 1st September 2018 Time: 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm Venue: : room 217, Building Sir Llew Edwards (14), The University of Queensland Attendance: 23 The debate workshop’s primary focus is for students who want to learn debating skills and enhance their professional communication skills. The participants are expected to have no background of debate but have interest in learning the proper manner to debate. The workshop will be divided into two parts where the first part will be focusing on how a proper debate should be conducted and the second part is a mini debate challenge for the participants. Partners and affiliates: Education Malaysia Australia (EMA)

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Corporate Relations Director Welfare Director Career Director Social & Cultural Director Public Relations Director Marketing Director Sports Director

Nur Faiqa Muhar Hor Kah Kay Nurhidayah Abdol Kalary Nur Syazana Rosli Ahmad Ashraf Alauddin Muhammad Sufyaan Mohd Faiz Insyira Zuhira Megat Mohd Haziq Zamir Zairi Ifham Halem Siti Sarah Jasmin Mohd Azmin Azhar Che Kob

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MEET AND GREET AND WELCOMING BBQ 2018

Pillar 1: Student Welfare and Advocacy

Date: 10th March 2018 Time: 9am - 3pm Venue: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide an Attendance: 200

The main purpose of the event was to ease new Malaysian students’ co them with the opportunity to mingle with each other whilst meetin students at the event. Police SA attended the event and gave a speech r and wellbeing of the students looking to live in Adelaide and general

Education Malaysia Australia (EMA) also showed an introduction vid its activities. The presentation was given by Mr. Abdul Hadi Mustaffa state of South Australia. Representatives such as the Honorary Con South Australia, Mr Alex Kitingan, the representatives from UniSA in officer, Mr. Abid Billah and AUG Adelaide, Mr. Kevin Vo and Mr. Al

Each of the representatives gave a short and inspiring speech to the st welcomed the new students to Adelaide. MSOs who participated w opportunity to promote their organisation and activities.

The theme of the event was picnic and BBQ which perfectly matched of autumn. There were food, drinks and students performances on th Free $5 Boost drink vouchers were given to those who came and regi courtesy of our sponsor Boost Rundle Place. A few gold coin donati put upon entry with vouchers from Boost and Warong as the prizes.

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AYA EXAM SWEET THOUGHTS (R.E.S.T.)

Date: 9th -15th June 2018 niversity of Adelaide and Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia Participants: 80

llar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy

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MASCA SA had successfully given out 80 goody bags to Malaysian students who participated in this initiative in South Australia. The main purpose of this event was to support Malaysian students who are currently studying in South Australia’s universities, who constantly strive for their excellence in study, as well as to motivate Muslim students who celebrated Eid during the exam week. Participating students were required to post a photo of themselves or any preferred photo on their Facebook or Instagram account. In order to get the goody bag, they have to include the hashtags (#MalaysianStudentsInSA, #MASCASADemandsYouToRest, and #StudyAdelaide) in their photo’s caption and set their post to Public view. The total number of goody bags prepared was 80 in total; in which 20 of them were special bags that contained extra items. The extra items included a $5 off food voucher from Warong and a free Boost drink voucher. This year, all the participants that received the goody bags also received greeting cards (kad raya) with words of encouragement by the MASCA committee members for the students. All the goody bags were distributed to students from University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders’ University respectively.

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SOCIETY OUTREACH LOVE ENVIRONMENT (S.O.L.E.)

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Pillar 2: Community and Volunteering

Date: 21st July 2018 Time: 7pm - 9pm Venue: Central Market, Hindley Street, Rundle Street, Adelaide SA Volunteers: 15

The purpose of the event was to help the less fortunate by giving out goody bags to the homeless while also promoting love for the environment. The event serves as a platform for students to get involved with the society and at the same time to spread love towards the environment. The event started at 5pm with the volunteers helping to sort and pack a total of 30 goody bags. The goody bags consisted of reusable bags containing food, fruits, mineral water and hygiene kits including wet wipes imported from Malaysia and nail clippers were then distributed at three different places around Adelaide which were Rundle Street, Hindley Street and Central Market. The volunteers were divided into six groups and each of the volunteers had one bag in their hand. A closing ceremony was held after the event where the project director gave a short closing speech. Afterwards, the volunteers were presented with their certificates by MASCA SA 17/18 Chairperson herself.

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In collaboration with our MSOs, AUMSA and KUA, MASCA SA had organised the South Australia Malaysian Games (SAMG), a rebranding of the South Australia (SA) Games in 2017. This event is open to the ASEAN countries especially Malaysians, students and non-students alike. The purpose of the event is to promote friendly interaction and unite the passion for sports amongst the participants. On the 5th May, badminton was held at Adelaide Badminton Centre (ABC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A total of 16 teams have registered for badminton; 10 teams for casual and 6 for competitive category. FIFA 18 e-sport was held at the same time at a different venue (Bradford Lodge). A total of 7 teams registered for FIFA 18. The registration fees for badminton for competitives and opens were $30 per pair and $20 per pair respectively whereas for FIFA, the fees were $16 per team. The registration fees for netball (team of 8) were $64 per team, (team of 4) $24 per team for basketball and (team of 5) $40 per team for dodgeball.

Affiliates: KUA and AUMSA Day 1: Date: 5th of May Time:10 am - 2pm Venue: Adelaide Badminton Centre, Adelaide, South Australia Attendees:32

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IAN MALAYSIAN GAMES (SAMG)

llar 3 & 6: Sports and Unity

On the 6th May, the event started as early as 10 a.m. at SAWSA Park, Adelaide. Dodgeball and netball were held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whilst, Dodgeball and Basketball were held in the afternoon. Those three games (Netball, Basketball and Dodgeball) received great responses as there were quite a number of participants were interested to join those three sports at the last minute. A total of 3 teams for Netball, 5 for Dodgeball (male and female) and 8 teams have registered for Basketball.

Day 2: Date 6th of May, Time:10 am - 2pm Venue: SAWSA Park, Adelaide, South Australia Attendees: 101

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MERDEKA FIESTA Pillar 3: Unity Date: 31st August 2018 Time: 11am - 5pm Venue: Barr Smith Lawns, University of Adelaide Affiliates: AUMSA Volunteers: 25 Attendees: 200

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MASCA SA in collaboration with AUMSA successfully organised Merdeka Fiesta to celebrate the 61st Malaysian Independence Day.

The purpose of this event was to promote Malaysian culture to the local community as well as unite Malaysian students in South Australia. MASCA SA also aims to encourage volunteering, leadership and entrepreneurial skills among Malaysian students by giving them the opportunity to participate becoming volunteers, performers and vendors for the event.

The theme of the event is “Sayangi Malaysiaku” or Love Our Malaysia. The components included in the Merdeka Fiesta are cultural performances, Malaysian cuisine cooking demonstration, traditional games and The Tarik and Sepak Takraw competitions. There were in total 8 stall holders selling Malaysian dishes namely nasi lemak, nasi goreng kampung, char kuey teow, nasi lauk, pandan cupcakes, pulut kuning and drinks. We managed to attract not only Malaysians but also the local community.

The event was attended by our very honorary consul of Malaysia in Adelaide, Mr Alex Kitingan and Mr Eric Lai, President of Chinatown Adelaide South Australia. There were a variety of elements of the cultural performances. 14 people in total participated as dancers for Sarawak and Sabah Dance led by Miss Sheeda Ahmed who is a Sabahan. There were also live bands, pantun and cooking demonstrations. The event ended successfully with a simple closing ceremony where everyone sang Satu Malaysia and to enliven the spirit of patriotism hailed “Merdeka” seven times.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Vice Secretary Treasurer Vice Treasurer Corporate Relations Director Liaison Director IT & Publicity Director Human Resources Director MPower CEO MCareers CEO MCulture CEO MInspire CEO MSports CEO Acting MSports CEO Secretariat Treasury Corporate Relations Human Resources Liaison IT and Publicity MCareers MCulture MInspire MPower MSports

Winson Chin Hong Tan Sukii Siik Ee Hii Yun Jun Ooi Amanda Choi Yuen Ting Alifa Syamilah Abdul Wahab Ting Xuan Ng Cedric Wai Hong Chin Palvi Patel Pratheep Kumar Sze Yinn Choong Michelle Lee Jia Wei Elaine Yee Ling See Collin Kwan Zhang Ng Khar Lynn Liew Hani Zulaika Zaharuddin Li Xin Ng William Inn Khang Ooi Teng Lik Lim, Derrick Chan Jun Kit Michelle Ng Wei Jean, Wei Hoong Ho, Kenneth Shou Chien Tan Andy Zu Hui Tan , Nicholas Kang Ming Hun, Zhen Torng Lee Phoebe Pui Pui Sum , Theng Yuan Lim Chandralekha Chandra Segaran Amber Tang Ho Yee, Justin Poh Ee Kean, Zhi Een Liew, Su Ning Loh, Nicholas Chai, Ming Jie, Fredrick Kwo Longine Jia Ying Auw Yang, Bing Xi Cheong, Hong Zhec Lim Maizad Zaizakkarni, Sean Lee Jia Qing, Soh Wau Chuah, Nurul Hanisah Rozhan Yi Jing Tan, Min Hui Mak, Nelson Cheng Kin Lam, Hakimah Abdul Haziz, Hanienah Rachel Swee Yip Foo, Zhi Qi Hoe, Yih Ting Eng, Esther Cheok Mei Yun Jayden Jien Yit Tan, Depheney Koh Huey Ling, Timothy Lee, Bryan Lee Shen Tjun

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JOM KENAL Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Venue: Student Village Melbourne Date: 15th October 2017 Attendance: 41 This event was made with the intention to strengthen the bonds among MASCA Victoria, Malaysian Students Organisations (MSOs), MASCA Victoria’s Affiliates and Partners in the beginning of our term. It began with Human Bingo, an ice-breaker game where everyone was given a chance to mingle and interact with each other. The event then continued with MSOs Introduction session where each organisation and their leaders were introduced to the floor. This was then followed by the final game, Passing The Parcel, where questions regarding MSOs are written in the parcel and the parcel receiver has to give out the right answer, otherwise receives a penalty. Inarguably, this event has successfully provided a platform for student leaders to unite and understand each other well, in terms of personal and professional developments.

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INSPIRESEA CAMP VI Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Venue: Kuala Lumpur / Selangor, Malaysia Date: 14th – 20th December 2017 Attendance: 140 (Participants, Teachers, Organizing Committees, Volunteers) This event intends to nurture participants by inspiring and encouraging them to pursue their goals. This could be achieved by providing mentorship to the students throughout and after the Inspire SEA VI Camp. This includes maintaining relationships between mentors and mentees even after the camp. Essentially it is a 7-days camp where 2 days of the camp are dedicated specifically for the volunteers (Mentors & Facilitators) development. The camp was fun-filled as students are allowed to explore their career opportunities by being closely guided through various interactive learning-based activities that are based on Science, Arts, Social Science, etc - subjects learned in school. Throughout the program, participants were divided into small groups of 6 accompanied by 3 mentors to ensure that everyone can be given full attention and guidance. Mentors are also required to guide and motivate their mentees to use English throughout the camp to instil the importance of English as a medium of communication in young adults.

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ME2WE LEADERSHIP CAMP Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Venue: Campaspe Down, Victoria Date: 23rd – 25th February 2018 Attendance: 27 Executives and 14 Council Members The leadership camp was organised specifically to help build and strengthen the bond between MASCA Victoria Executives and Council members. It is a 3 days 2 nights camp filled with all kinds of fun leadership activities intending to help build leadership skills and bond everyone together. In the first two days of the camp, we started with activities to get to know each other and followed by activities and games incorporating leadership skills. On the last day of camp, every department sat down to discuss their manifesto on what they wanted to achieve and what they wanted to improve on by the end of the term in an A1-sized paper. By the end of the term, we expect to review the manifesto we wrote and see if we have achieved and figure out what could be done better.

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PEER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy

Venue: Student Village, Melbourne Date: 4th February – 8th April Time: Attendance: 80 Peer Ambassador Program paired 37 incoming juniors with seniors who attendedattends the same university and/or same courses as the juniors. The duration of the program is 2 months. It aims to provide new students with personalized guidance, assistance and point-of-contact throughout pre-departure and post-arrival period, giving them a better transition experience into a new environment. Briefing sessions and handbooks were provided to the volunteers. The program also included a Welcoming Party and an End-of-Program Party to welcome and show appreciation towards the participants as well as to allow the participants and the volunteers to bond.

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SELF LEARNING INTEREST GROUP (SLIG) Pillar 5: Career Development Venue: RMIT University Date: Mid-March – Early October 2018 Attendance: 15 The SLIG Program aims to increase participants’ confidence and comfortability in self-learning, by creating a platform that gathers 15-20 students who share similar interest in developing certain skill(s). It is built on the idea of Josh Kaufman - How to learn anything in the first 20 hours - which proposed that learning something new is not as hard as it may seem. We will bring in a Master/PhD student (Mentor) with intermediate knowledge of the topic to guide the participants throughout their weeks-long self-learning process and hopefully to enhance their interest and experience. Topics are chosen based on surveyssurvey conducted in early 2018 and voting amongst MASCA Victoria council executives members. The first SLIG program topic was Graphic Design and we have invited a Master student, Siik Ee Hii (Sukii) as the mentor, while the second SLIG program topic was Web Development, we had two volunteer Mentors who were both Masters in IT students. For the first program, we received 28 applications and shortlisted 15 participants. A total of 6 sessions took place during the period.

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VICTORIAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Venue: University of Melbourne, South Lawn Date: 24th March 2018 Attendance: 212 The event acts as a kick-start for the year and aims to foster close relationships and gain common ground on the directions for the upcoming term. It started off with a few ice-breaking activities which led on to a number of leadership and team building activities throughout the day. These activities were conducted in groups to break the ice amongst the participants as it allowed them to mingle and network amongst each other. The day ended with a skit which allowed all the participants to think creatively and innovatively. All in all, VLI was a great opportunity for all the student leaders of the Malaysian community to meet, network and foster strong relationships amongst each other.

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MALAYSIAN GAMES Pillar 3 & 6: Unity and Sports Malaysian Games are organised for many purposes, (1) to serve as a platform to unite all Malaysian Students in Victoria, (2) to promote greater relations between the various student communities from different nationalities in Victoria and (3) to create a strong ASEAN student leader community in Australia via the ASEANAustralia Agenda. There were 6 sporting events held over 2 days, including Futsal, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton and Dodgeball. Approximately 600 international students attended and participated in Malaysian Games 2018. Overall, all the sports events went smoothly and successfully with no serious injuries and minimum delays.

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Venue: Melbourne Sports & Aqu & Albert Park Synthetic Fields Date: 7th & 8th April 2018 Attendance: 600 (467 players)


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AUSTERN X MCAREERS WORKSHOP Pillar 5: Career Development Venue: Multicultural Hub Date: 13th April 2018 & 12th May 2018 Attendance: 50 This event is a collaboration made to empower students’ communication and interview skills. Members of Austern International prepared slideshows for the workshop and after presenting them, we carried out a few practice activities with attendees to make use of what we learned earlier and have an interview simulation.

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TASTE OF MALAYSIA Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub Date: 5th – 6th May 2018 Attendance: 2738

The event started off with a lion dance performance, creating a lively atmosphere in the morning. Followed by officiating of the event by General Consul, Mr. Westmoreland Palon, representative from the Education Malaysia Australia (EMA), Mr. Yapit from YnJ Migration, Winson Tan, Chairperson of MASCA (VIC), Khar Lynn Liew, Project Director and Sukii Hii, Co-Project Director.

Malaysian food sales by vendors commenced from 10am until they were sold out or closed at 3pm. The environment in the hall was bustling as patrons were constantly on a look out for the variety of food surrounding the hall as well as the performances lined up which includes live singing, traditional Indian dance and performance by the Wushu and Taichi club. Not to mention, prizes were also randomly awarded to patrons who registered for the event, acting as a lucky draw, the gifts were such as Google Home Mini and Coles/Myers Gift Cards. The whole purpose of the event was to provide a platform for home-cook vendors, mainly Malaysians to sell their food to the public. By executing this event, we were able to bridge the gap of connecting these vendors to people who craved for home-cooked meals and a taste of Malaysia.

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JOM APPRECIATION NIGHT Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub Date: 11th May 2018 Attendance: 88 This event was specifically organised to express gratitude towards every committee membermembers for all the hardwork and effort contributed over several months to make every individual event a success. The night was filled with light games, good food and gratitude.

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JOM WINTER Pillar 3: Unity

Venue: Trees Adventure – Glen Harrow Park Date: 23rd – 24th June 2018 Attendance: 15 JomWinter was catered to the executives who joined MASCA Victoria during the 2nd waves of recruitment, who were not able to participate in our Me2We Camp at the start of the year. The event took place over a weekend during the winter break. We took part in team building activities and tested our courage by completing treetop challenges in Tree Adventures, an outdoor adventure obstacle course. We spent the rest of the night in our Airbnb where we bonded over movies and more than several rounds of Mafia among other ice breaking games. We ended our stay after making breakfast in the morning together. The camp successfully brought those who attended closer and personally, I enjoyed this camp as we got to know each other in a casual setting. This transitioned our relationship from committee members to friends.

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PRE-DEPARTURE WEBINAR Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Venue: Virtual, Facebook page Date: 25th June & 30th June 2018

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This webinar is organised to provide detailed and necessary information about important documents, accommodation, insights to daily life in Melbourne and more to assist new students in their transition into the new environment. 2 webinars were carried out on the day itself, hosted by the MPower department. They were conducted via Facebook Live feature to share insights of the Melburnian student life with incoming students.


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GRANT APPLICATION PROGRAM (GAP) Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Venue: Date: July – September 2018

Grant Application Program (GAP) is a brand new initiative from the Treasury Department. It’s goal is to render monetary assistance to MSOs events that are aligned with MASCA Victoria’s Vision and Mission statement and to strengthen the bond between MASCA and all affiliates. GAP has supported a total number of 8 events known as MyTalent, Merdeka Festival, Malam Gemilang, RUMAster Chef, MASS X MUMSU Trivia Networking, MSA x MSDU Paintball, RUMAsterchef, and VUMA Game Night.

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COFFEE FIX Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Green Room, Multicultural Hub & Seven Seeds Café, Carlton Date: 18th August 2018 Attendance: 20

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The event was to supply a platform for new and ongoing students to learn about Melbourne’s coffee culture. It started off with the arrival of participants at Multicultural Hub awaiting for the coffee presentation which gives the overview of the coffee industry. Information regarding the type of coffee beans, methods in brewing coffee and the components that make up coffee were addressed under an hour to touch upon an individual’s mind in pursuing coffee knowledge on a deeper level. From there, we moved onto tasting a cup of long black and latte at Seven Seeds café, Carlton to complete the experience on determining the tasting notes in the coffee with the presence of milk and without. This event is considered successful as it has encouraged Malaysian students to immerse in the cultural diversity that Melbourne has to offer.

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TOGETHERGETHER MAKAN YUMCHA Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub Date: 19th August 2018 Attendance: 80 This event is tentatively set to appreciate and thank all the student leaders of MSOs in Victoria for all their support and encouragements. It began with a few interactive games followed by a festive dinner. The informal tone of this event will help the council members and the student leaders of MSOs to bond and reflect upon the ups and downs of their term along with some exchanges of token of appreciation.

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MOONCAKE FESTIVAL

Pillar 3: Unity

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Venue: RMIT Alumni Courtyard Date: 21st August 2018 Attendance: 90 The event was to celebrate a festive season along with Malaysians in Melbourne to allow student’s from a variety of ethnicities to experience a vibrant culture. It started off with the arrival of participants at RMIT Alumni Courtyard, waiting eagerly to register in order to receive 1 flavour of mooncake along with a complimentary drink. Mooncake flavours such as white lotus, durian, taro and red bean were made available for participants to choose from, according to a first come first serve basis. The event progressed on to lantern decoration to fully commemorate the festive celebration. This event is collaborated with RUMA, VUMA and MSA to reach out to a wider audience of Malaysian students as well as strengthening the bonds among these MSOs with MASCA Victoriatoria.


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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP & WALKING TOUR Pillar 5: Career Development Venue: SVM, Melbourne CBD Date: 15th September 2018 Attendance: 15 As an event to promote wholesome living, we have also organised multimedia workshopsworkshop focusing on photography. We started off with a photography workshop designed to teach the general public and MSOs committee members on how to edit their photograph sets on Adobe Illustrator. Then, we went on a photography walking tour where we brought participants to Melbourne hotspots to learn how to do street photography.

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CORPORATE INSIGHT EMPOWERMENT 4.0 Pillar 5: Career Development Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel Date: 28th September 2018 Attendance: 110 The event is organized to provide a platform for students to meet and share their ideas with high level executives from the large companies. It accommodate students from all disciplines by allowing them to work, in teams of 4, on a specific inter-disciplinary case. The objective of the integration of all disciplines is to embrace the diversity and to foster creativity amongst the teams. This 2-part event consists of a pre-case competition which acts as a preliminary stage, and a final case competition as the ultimate stage.

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Venue: Crown Conference Centre Date: 29th September 2018 Time: 11 AM – 5 PM Attendance: The Graduan-MASCA Australia Career Fair took place at Crown Convention Centre on the 29th of September 2018. The fair received an overwhelming number of participants especially during time slots 12pm.-2pm12p.m.-2 p.m.

Pillar 5: Career Development

GRADUAN – MASCA AUSTRALIA CAREER FAIR 2018

Discussions about the future prospects of the Fair and the sponsorship relationships between MASCA and the participating companies was dutifully carried out in the presence of Graduan, while the volunteers and Human resource departments of each company were busy exchanging information and contacts to allow further evaluation of the job applicants. While this is all going on, the handpicked candidates were escorted to a private cocktail session to allow further networking with partners and officials from the participating companies. This carried on until the career fair ended at 5pm.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson/ Secretary Treasurer Social Welfare Director Education and Career Director Sports Director Human Resource Director IT Director General Committee

Amirul Edmett Sean Tay Xian Xiong Chew Wen Nur Sufiah binti Mohd Suffian Nur Qistina Kamarudin Chang Jyn Wei Kuck Ming Hui Yap Ler Ning Lim Yi Ling Dexter Tan Teoh Tien Hong Najaa Aziz

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Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Venue: Malaysia Hall Perth, WA Date: 18th March Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

MEET AND GREET 2018

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MASCA WA held a welcoming barbecue for the Director of Education Malaysia Au Mr. Khalil Zaiyani as a means for him to be acquainted with the new Malaysian s in Western Australia. They are from various Malaysian Student Organisations ( Malaysian Cultural Society (MCS), Association of Malaysian Students (AMS), University Malaysian Club (ECUMC) and Murdoch Malaysian Association (MMA a total of around 40 students who participated in the event.

The event was organised in a casual setting to allow for a more comfortable and frien session. In addition, we have also organised a few cultural-themed entertainment to find common interests. At the end of the event, we had hoped that the new stude will be able to further understand the body of EMA and how it works in relation t an MSO.


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RAYA OPEN HOUSE Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Malaysia Hall Perth, WA Date: 23rd June Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm

MASCA WA hosted an “open house” in the month of Shawwal, according to Islamic calendar, to commemorate the end of 29 or 30 days of fasting performed by Muslims around the world. “Open house” in Malaysian slang is when a host welcomes any visitors to attend their event. Therefore, this event has brought together all the Malaysians who did not return to Malaysia to celebrate Eid with their families and has provided them a platform to celebrate it with the wider Malaysian community here in Perth. The open house has also provided an opportunity for students and diasporas to socialise and enhance their bond by getting to know more about each other’s unique celebration. As Malaysia is a multiculturalmulti-cultural country, and the event was open to all Malaysians regardless of religion, we hoped that it has succeeded in raising awareness within Malaysians regarding multiculturalmulti-cultural festive celebration and has instilled strong patriotism within them.

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Venue: Malaysia Hall Perth, WA Date: 11th August Time: 11am – 1pm Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy

The Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia (MASCA), Western Australia Chapter has the purpose of maintaining the welfare and connectivity of students here in Western Australia (WA). This particular event will be the first time that MASCA WA attempts in hosting a Leadership Camp for their members and for fellow committees of the Malaysian Student Organizations (MSOs).

As the event has the objective of training a more competent and skilled generation of student leaders in WA, we have organised the event to fit the themes of ‘Leadership’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’. Fortunately, we have received great feedbackfeedbacks at the end of the event stating that the event has given great exposures to student leaders and has been conducted successfully. Therefore, we hopehoped that the Induction Camp will be continued for the years to come so that we can contribute into building a better Malaysia.

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WALYMPICS

Pillar 3 & 6: Unity and Sports

Venue: Curtin Stadium, Zone Boling Cannington Date: 15 and 16 September 2018

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SEAMPOSIUM Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Venue: Murdoch University, ECL3 Lecture Theatre Date: 23rd September Time: 10am – 1pm The SEAmposium event will carry on the legacy of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aimed to raise student awareness of the importance of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Topics explored during the event addresses the essence of human development, resiliency, and sustainable development, covering broad areas such as, Women’s Rights, Youth Development and Environmental Sustainability. Following the theme of the past two ASEAN events organised by MASCA, this year, we will keep the spirit of ASEAN as “People-Oriented, People-Centred”, with an assemble of diverse panel of student speakers, in terms of Country of Origin, age, gender and University background.

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STARRY NIGHTS: SUMMER BALL 2018 Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Tompkins on Swan Date: 19th October Time: 5pm – 11pm MASCA Summer Ball is an annual ball that aims to acknowledge the various achievements made by our very own Malaysian students in Western Australia, including those of academic excellence and student activism. Various special guests and partners of MASCA WA were invited as speakers to encourage and motivate our fellow students in the hopes of inspiring them to continue future achievements. Secondly, this event acts as a platform for MASCA WA to highlight its own achievements and events that were held throughout the year, in the hopes of inspiring the next generation of students to participate as a member of MASCA WA. Last but not least, the ball also functions as a platform to gather all of the committees from various Malaysian Student Organizations (MSOs) for the year, thus creating a perfect opportunity for the next generation of committees to interact with the outgoing committee to prepare for the following year ahead. MASCAZINE 2020 | 102


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National Chairperson Scott Loh Lit Feng (RMIT University)

National Secretary

National Finance Director

National Public Relations Director

National Liaison Director

Nurul Aina Abdul Razak (University of Melbourne)

Ifham Halem (University of Adelaide)

Jeremy Chong Chung Chit (Monash University)

Farisya Amriati Amir (University of Wollongong)

National Welfare Director Nadia Afiqah Hamdan (Monash University)

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VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR (VICAF) 2019 (CO-HOST)

Pillar 5: Career Development

Australia, New Zealand & Europe Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Malaysian Student Global Alliance (MSGA) and co-hosted by Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia National (MASCA National), Malaysian Students’ Association in France (MASAF), Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia New South Wales (MASCA NSW), Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia Victoria (MASCA Victoria), Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia ACT (MASCA ACT), Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia South Australia (MASCA SA), Malaysian Students and powered by Seeds Job Fair.

The Virtual Career Fair event is • Interactive Webinars - join a free online event that makes live (or recorded if you career discovery and job search missed it) webinars with easier and more accessible. special guests & employers Among things you can do discussing about career how during the event: to enhance your CV and • Visit Company Booths other current career-related visit to learn more about topics. the company and job opportunities. • Career Prep Event - join our 2-day event to prepare • Go Live - talk to recruiters yourself for your career, live via video call to ask filled with activities such your questions and find if as career prep webinar by the company is right for you. expert recruiters and live video call mock interview • One-on-One Interview (limited availability). This apply for a live interview career prep event was held with the companies you’re on July 6 & 7 (2 weeks before interested in and have your the official VICAF event). interview online via video call.

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GRADUAN MASCA AUSTRALIA CAREER FAIR 2019 Pillar 5: Career Development • Held on the 5th of October 2019 at Crowne Conference Centre Melbourne. • For the 15th time in Australia, GRADUAN provided Malaysian & ASEAN Talent from all over Australia an opportunity to secure a career in ASEAN member countries! Top employers such as KPMG, PwC, EY with a desire to recruit ASEAN talent with Australian qualifications were present at the career fair. • The career fair also serves as a platform for graduates to explore other opportunities, including furthering their studies with professional bodies.

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AUSTRALIAN NETWORK LEADERS’ SUMMIT (ANLS)

An event which aims to create a platform for student leaders to unite, engage and discuss pertinent issues with regard to the welfare of Malaysian students in Australia. The summit is established as a platform for Malaysian youth in Australia to voice out their opinions and take a stance on various national issues. Held on the 26th of January 2019 at KDU Utropolis Glenmarie. With the theme “Youths, the leaders of today!”, ANLS 2019 sought to further push the envelope to achieve a better discussion platform amongst the Malaysian Community in Australia and New Zealand.

A conversation on Youth Empowerment & the Malaysian Economy - Dr Muhammed Khalid Playing a part in rewriting Malaysia’s future - Jean Vaneisha. Jean Vaneisha is the Secretary General of Change Led by the Young Generation (Challenger), a group of youths from across social, political, religious, racial, and gender divide eager to lead change for a better Malaysia.

She was also a volunteer coordinator to Team Saddiq, a team of young passionate Malaysians who won Muar and Former TEDx Curator, Student Council Member in INTI International University Nilai. She is also a staunch feminist, a writer and an occasional rhetoric writing teacher to teens. Forum: “Income Inequality in Malaysia: How does income inequality affect you?” i) Panelist: YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Prof. Dr Rajah Rasiah, Tharma Pillai. MASCAZINE 2020 | 110


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DOWN UNDER CAMP (DUC) Pillar #1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy

Held on the 29th of January 2019 at KDU Utropolis Glenmarie DUC is a pre-departure program by the Malaysian Students' Council of Australia (MASCA) for new students flying to Australia. DUC provides an opportunity for new students that are about to begin their journey in Australia to network with former and current students in Australia.

New students will be able to find out what studying in Australia is like and can learn more about living in Australia. Each state would send in their own representatives to brief and engage with new students. This would be useful for new students, as different states in Australia have unique issues and challenges. Apart from providing networking opportunities for new students, this pre-departure event would also help current students in Australia to network with one other.

Lastly, it will also serve as a forum to address any matters concerning new students. Insummary, DUC has the goals to (1) serve the welfare needs of new students who will bestudying in Australia through briefings, discussions and activities, (2) foster and strengthen the relationship between new, current and previous Malaysian students in Australia, and (3) provide an opportunity for overseas students to contribute back to the local community in Malaysia.

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NET OFFICER PROGRAM Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building

The National Executive Program (NET) is an officer program under MASCA which provides an opportunity for our officers to be supervised by a director. Although each director is responsible for an officer, the team works cohesively and each officer will have the opportunity to work with each department.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Finance Director Welfare Director Education and Career Director IT and Marketing Director Logistics Director Sports Director Officer

Zayana Zaikariah Nur Fatihah Athira Muhamad NurHannah Aeshah Khairul Azman Magnus Ngelambong Belaun Sharifah Farrah Nabila Syed Zulkhairul Iskandar Nur Liyana Mohd Izam Wei Xin Fam Wei Chung Yong Faez bin Fariz Guang Hui Wong Xin Jie Lim Rupini T Chandran Wei En Tiong Manett Gill Qian Ting Zhang

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TOWNHALL SESSION WITH MALAYSIA HIGH COMMISION AND MASCA ACT

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Date: 3 May 2019 Time: 4pm - 6pm Venue: Dewan Merdeka @ High Commision of Malaysia, Canberra Attendance : 60 people In collaboration with the High Commission of Malaysia, MASCA ACT plans to conduct an Evening with Malaysian High Commission and MASCA ACT Chapter. The event aims to connect Malaysian students, new and old, from the various universities in Canberra to the High Commission through an introduction session and a forum with the High Commission officers. Pillar 1: Students’ Welfare & Advocacy

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MASCA ACT MEET AND GREET Date: 5 August 2019 Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm Venue: College of Business and Economics - ANU Attendance : 82 people The welcoming reception event aims to integrate new and returning students amongst one another and the MASCA committee. Moreover, this one in particular had a focus on getting to know the Executive committee (through an interactive forum) so to prepare for 2020 committee recruitment. The forum also acts as a way to further familiarise what MASCA is about and who the members are. Upon registration, attendees were encouraged to socialise through an ice-breaking bingo game. Prizes and a lucky draw were also prepared. Pillar 4: Community & Volunteering

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EVENING WITH YB SHAMSUL ISKANDAR

Date: 27 August 2019 Time: 7pm - 11pm Venue: Marie Reay Super Floor ANU Attendance : 120 people MASCA – ACT Chapter hosted an event with one of the Members of Parliament, YB Shamsul Iskandar, who talked about the palm oil industry in Malaysia. Palm oil ambassadors were found beforehand, who were students with an interest in palm oil. Certificates were presented to them for their contribution. Food was catered by members of High Commission Malaysia and the tableware for the VIP tables were also provided by the High Commission. Pillar 2: Nation-building and Leadership

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MSO X MASCA MERDEKA CELEBRATION

Date: 1 September 2019 Time: 12pm - 2pm Venue: Marie Reay Super Floor ANU Attendance : 93 people MASCA and MSO come together once again, for another major Malaysian Celebration. The event started with speeches from the MSO President and MASCA Chairperson. DIY Batu Seremban and board games were available for attendees to play. Fried rice was served for lunch. After lunch, there was a Kahoot game about Malaysia and a traditional clothing fashion show. The top 3 in trivia and best-dressed for the fashion show were given prizes. Pillar 3: Unity

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Date: 5 October 2019 Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm Venue: ANU Sport Attendance : 45 people

Malaysian Challenge Cup was a Pillar 3 & 6: Sports and Unity football tournament featuring 4 invited teams: 2 Malaysian teams, 1 Chinese team, and 1 Malaysian-Singaporean mixed team. In true sportsmanship manner, the event got everyone’s blood pumping and it was a pleasure to award the players with trophies and medals (kindly sponsored by Vanguard Malaysia) for their efforts at the end of the matches. MSO sponsored isotonic drinks and mandarins for the teams.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Liaison Director Corporate Relations Director Education Director Cultural Director Welfare Director Sports Director Marketing Director Creative Director IT Director Secretary Officer Liaison Officer Corporate Relations Officer Education Officer Cultural Officer  Welfare Officer  Sports Officer  Marketing Officer  IT Officer

Nicholas Tiah Joo Ming Chanathon Charas Virojna Vanessa Li Xuan Chin Liew Zhi Jun Ray Nee Chan Teck Yi Ang Ching Han Ong Jonathan Mah Alexander Leong Ulfah Abdul Jalil Cathleen Lee Min Min Chan Qie Shang Pua Fin Nie Ong Jennie Zhi Shuen Siow Ng Tiong King Eesing Lau Whung Jie Chen Xiumin Lim Meor Razif Bin Meor Rafeq Jin Yong Lim Eusof Jordan Nik Ahmad

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SYDNEY MALAYSIAN GAMES (SMG) Pillar 3 & 6: Sports and Unity Date: 7th April 2019 and 14th April 2019 Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm Venue: Centennial Parkland Sports Centre / All Sport Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria Attendance: 150+ students for both days The Sydney Malaysian Games (SMG) is an annual sporting event in New South Wales spearheaded by MASCA NSW in collaboration with other Malaysian student organisations. It is also the largest intervarsity Malaysian sporting event in the state that consisted of 7 sports in total. With SMG, we wish to cultivate a healthier community among Malaysian students by promoting and advocating a healthy lifestyle through sports such as badminton, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many others.

This event was usually held over the course of 2 Sundays and it was done such ways to ensure accessibility for all participants as there is flat rate for all public transport travels in the state of NSW. Each university will send players or team to represent their respective varsity for each sport. The player or team will battle in a ladder tournament system where the gold, silver and bronze winner will be the outcome.

These winners will award points based on the medal they won for each sport to their respective varsity. The accumulated points ill contribute in the selection of the overall champion, which will be awarded the championship trophy. SMG aims to foster and develop unity among Malaysian students of various races through sports as well as to enhance the cooperation and collaboration between Malaysian student societies in NSW.

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THINK TANK Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Date: 6th October 2019 Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm Venue: University of Technology Sydney Participants: 55 students Think Tank is an annual case competition and networking initiative, organised by MASCA NSW for all Malaysian students residing in New South Wales. First established in 2014, Think Tank serves as a platform for companies from various industries to connect with innovative and driven young individuals. Consisting of a case-study competition and an industry networking session, Think Tank seeks to foster within the participants, skills such as leadership, public speaking, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. Participants will also be given the opportunity to network with various industries and form professional relationships with numerous companies. Our aim for Think Tank is to bring it to greater heights, by opening our doors to all international and local students studying in New South Wales, allowing participants to experience working with various cultures and international companies. We aim to appeal to the demographics of the students residing in New South Wales by ensuring that the issue presented is one that is both realistic and relevant to our audience. In doing so, we hope to attract students from a diverse range of academic backgrounds.

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2019 MERDEKA DAY Pillar 3: Unity Date: 30th August 2019 Time: 7pm – 12am Venue: Malaysian Hall Merdeka Day, also known as Independence Day, refers to the day when the Federation of Malaya’s independence from the British Empire was officially declared. 2019 was the 62nd anniversary of Malaysia’s Independence and MASCA proposed a celebration for Merdeka Day for the Malaysian students in Australia. We like to reignite the patriotism spirit in the Malaysian students here but also to modernize and to enjoy the event in a unique way. The event was relatively successful with a total attendance of 70 people. 20+ comprised of Malaysian Hall residents. The remainder attendees were from all over New South Wales with the majority studying at Macquarie University. The event ran rather smoothly with no major hiccups. Attendees’ involvement was prioritized to keep the vibe upbeat and alive. This was the first ‘Merdek a Day’ related event by MASCA NSW and the results were satisfactory.

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2019 YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM

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Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Date: 16th October 2019 Time: 5.00pm – 9.00pm Venue: UTS Building The Youth Leadership Forum is the first of many youth empowerment initiatives which will be advocated for by MASCA NSW. This is part of the overall major initiative to push students out of their comfort zone and create more capable Malaysian youths to contribute to our beloved Malaysia in the future. The main goal of the event is to guide Malaysian students to take up leadership roles and educate them about creating their own unique style of leadership. The main topic of the event was “Effective Leadership & Empowering Personal Growth”. The event’s targeted audience was Malaysian youths in NSW.

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MEET AND GREET

Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Date: 17 th March 2019 Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm Venue: Malaysian Hall Sydney (MHS) Attendance: 150 students Meet and Greet is MASCA’s annual signature event, acting as a platform to unite all Malaysian students in New South Wales, while at the same time expose students to plethora opportunities for them to participate thus enriching their overall experience down under in Australia. Being a social event in nature, Meet and Greet also allows newly arrived students to make new friends and explore the organisations that are available here in New South Wales. Not only did Meet and Greet achieve its main aim to foster healthy relationship between Malaysian students and its committee, attendees also receive essential information regarding their stay and safety in NSW through talks from NSW Police Officer. Furthermore, Meet and Greet received great support from all the Malaysian students’ organizations. It demonstrated to the new students our relationship with the students’ organizations in a positive light. With the number of attendees, a lively, ‘meriah’ atmosphere was apparent and the spirit of Malaysia can be felt. Furthermore, newly arrived students had the opportunity to understand more about Malaysian Student Organisations in NSW that they might not have the opportunity to find out about.

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QUEENSLAND CHAPTER

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QUEENSLAND 2018/2019 | COMMITEE

Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Finance Director Corporate Relations Operations & Liaison Public Relations Student Empowerment Career & Development Social Welfare Director Cultural Affairs Sports Director

Md Rafael Md Hassan Luqman Harith Zulkeflee Romandawi Gapari Ainul Mardhiah Che Jawias Akmal Haziq Kwanriam Charenphong Tam Nun A’ina Imanina Muhammad Razif Fatin Farhana Omar Saifuddin Khoo Shi Wei Siti Khadijah Taherah Khairul Idzham Nur Athirah Abdul Karim Amirul Rifqi Ayub Zamri

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MEET ‘N’ GREET 2019 Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy

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Meet and Greet is an annual event held by MASCA Queensland together with our affiliated Malaysian Student organizations (MSOs), with the purpose of introducing students to the existing Malaysian communities in Queensland. It is also a social event for all Malaysian students to reconnect among themselves as well as make new ones. This event may be a good start to further strengthen the relationship between all Malaysian Students bodies in Queensland. We hope to guide the new students as well as introducing them to the lively living in Queensland. We are targeting 300 people to turn up for this event as it will be a highly promoted event among Malaysian.


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Date: 9 th March 2019 Time: 10am-1.30pm Venue: Advance Engineering Building, room 301 Attendance: 220 Partners and affiliates: MSOs and Affiliates

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PAPALAN: THE MYTH OF TAMPARULI Pillar 3: Unity Date: 28 April 2019 Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM Venue: Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba Attendance: 208 This musical theatre is a sub-charity event in which a fraction of the profits from ticket sales will be used to fund MASCare4U foundation. This foundation is to help alleviate the burden of Malaysian students that are affected by natural disasters, unfortunate family affairs or any unfortunate incidents here in Australia. Consequently, this fundraiser event will help introduce Malaysian students to the assistance available whenever they are involved with unfortunate events. Papalan (“curse” in Sabahan – Kadazan Dusun dialect), is a theatre production created to explore the myth of the Tamparuli bridge in Sabah, Malaysia. Sabah is a unique state which the resident comprises the most numbers of ethnics in Malaysia. Tamparuli is a sub-district of Tuaran on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The Tamparuli bridge myth story behind Sabah, Malaysia unfolds a tragic love story between a Sabahan local and a British officer who was assigned to the project of building the Tamparuli bridge. This 4th annual theatre gives an insight to the local community and international students on the story of Malaysian Borneo, the land below the wind. It will be performed in English, and some predictable Sabahan dialect. This will also help to promote Malaysian and international students’ talent abroad and encourage students’ participation in cultural activities. This event was initiated back in 2016 and since then, it has been an annual event that most fellow Malaysians look up to every year. MASCA QLD believe that by organizing this event we will be able to provide a great avenue for students to practice leadership and teamwork skills as well as other soft skills. This is because the event requires a lot of manpower in terms of management and task delegation, thus enabling students to get first-hand experience in event management. The theme of these cultural performances will be derived from the three main races in Malaysia—Malay, Chinese and Indian as well as the numerous ethnicity that exist in Malaysia. This theatre includes traditional dances and songs. Cast and crews are not only Malaysians, but also from China, Japan and Singapore.

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QUEENSLAND MALAYSIAN GAMES (QMG) 2019

Pillar 3 & 6: Unity and Sports Date: 20th, 21st, 25th-28th April 2019 Venue: UQ Sports Hall, UQ Netball Court, Munro Park, Oxley Futsal, Strike CBD Attendance: 159 Partners and affiliates: QUTMySA Queensland Malaysian Games (QMG) is an annual sporting event held by MASCA Queensland’s Chapter in a statewide collaboration with the Malaysian student bodies and affiliates based in Queensland. Its main purpose is to foster healthy friendships between Malaysian students through friendly matches from the various sports offered.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA CHAPTER

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Corporate Relations Director Social & Cultural Director Sports Director Marketing Director: Welfare Director Public Relations Director Career Director

Brandon Lau Clarence Chua Syazwani Rosli Megan Liu Amy Wong Maisarah Ramzan Zairee Izwan Aiman Nordin Fatihah Nasir Qistina Nasaruddin Jessyiana Musa

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Date: 23rd March 2019 Time: 10am-12pm, 12pm-3pm Venue: Lower Napier LG29, The University of Adelaide & Walter Young Garden, The University of Adelaide Attendance: 256 A staple event where we collaborated with other Malaysian Student Organization (MSOs) to organize Meet & Greet in order to celebrate and welcome the arrival of new Malaysian students as well as the returning students.

MEET AND GREET 2019

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CAREER NIGHT Pillar 2: Nation Building & Leadership, C are er D e vel opment , Entrepreneurship Date: 9th May 2019 Time: 5:30pm Venue: 126 Santos, Lecture Theatre, Nexus 10, The University of Adelaide Attendance: 40 The workshop was held with the goal of providing insights to students about the useful tools that can be used throughout their future career path. Guest Speaker Mr. Delwin Keasberry was invited to run the workshop and provided students with guidance and information on how to guide and develop their careers for the different stages they are facing.

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MASCA RUN CLUB Pillar 1 & 3: Student Welfare & Advocacy, Sports and Unity Date: 4th May 2019 Time: 8:30am-12pm Venue: River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri, Adelaide Attendance: Approx 30 The Run Club was an initiative from MASCA SA to encourage students to take charge of their physical well being and to be better informed about one’s nutrition intake. Students ran 4k around the River Torrens Footpath in the early morning and were treated to a small picnic where our Sports Director shared some insightful tips into developing a healthier lifestyle through small possible changes. Students were overall highly satisfied after the event with many staying around well past the event time to mingle with each other. MASCAZINE 2020 | 150


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MEET AND GREET WITH YB ZURAIDA KAMARUDDIN Pillar 1 & 2: Student Welfare and Advocacy, Nation Building & Leadership Date: 8th September 2019 Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm Venue: Lower Napier LG29, The University of Adelaide Attendance: 50 This event was spontaneously developed upon receiving news of the ministers’ visit to South Australia. The event provided an opportunity for students to meet and mingle with YB Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government and her team over lunch.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA MALAYSIA GAMES (SAMG)

Pillar 1, 3 & 6: Student Welfare SAMG is an annual sports com& Advocacy, Sports and Unity petition held in South Australia welcoming students of all cultures. Collaborating with AdeDate: 23rd, 24th & 25th August laide University Malaysian Stu2019 dents Association (AUMSA), Time: 6pm, 9am-1pm & the competition was held over 6pm-9:30pm, 10am three days and held matches for Venue: Kingpin Bowling, Bowling, badminton, E-Games, UniLodge, & SAWSA Park Basketball, Futsal and Tug of Attendance: Approx 234 War.

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Pillar 3: Unity

MALAYSIAN BALL (MB19)

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Date: 22nd September 2019 Time: 6pm, 9am-1pm & 6pm-9: Venue: Pullman Adelaide Attendance: 149

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#MASCASACARES4U Pillar 1 & 4: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy , Community & Volunteering Date: 27th October 2019 Attendance: Approx 50 students. With the exam season around the corner and tensions rising high for students, mental health is a major concern for us here at MASCA SA. As a result, an initiative was taken to help students cope with exams through the development of a self-care pack which included nutritional goods that could last the period and a mental health awareness pamphlet developed by our team.

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VICTORIA CHAPTER

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Vice Secretary Treasurer Vice Treasurer Corporate Relations Director Liaison Director Welfare Director IT/Publicity Director Human Resources Director MCulture CEO MSports CEO MPower CEO MCareers CEO MInspire CEO Secretariat Treasury Corporate Relations Liaison Welfare IT/Publicity Human Resources MCulture MSports MPower MCareers MInspire

Chandralekha Chandra Segaran May Peng Cheong Estee Jia Huai Lee Paul Ting Zheng Hoo Eng Yih Ting Esther Cheok Mei Yuin Bryan Ho Chun Eng Jeremy Toh Zhen Jhiun Bong Dayana Munchar Amir Fuad Phoebe Sum Pui Pui Nurul Hanisah Rozhan Timothy Lee Chen Yang Dayne Lee Chee Wai Kar Yan Wong Nur Hanienah Husna Lokman Effendi Jasmine Khor, Gerard Gan Kuan Yun Beh, Iffah Farhanah Mohd Farid Chloe Loke, Jenn Lin Tay, Nik Ashman Abdul Ghani, Nasriyah Kadhar Shah, Samantha Goh Min Syuen Venessa Tan Ying Xuan, Chuah Min Jet Sachiko Yem, Yuji Khor Markus Ji Xiang Tan, Nur Hidayati Binti Muhamad, Hui Ling Koh, Yau Jun Min Selene Yeo, Seline Jia Shin Hii, Jia Yi Loh Muhammad Faris Azib Mohamad Fauzi, Yam Venn Loon, Pei Li Yap Shaun Ling, Daniel Chan Khin Yew Ryan Chang, Jessica Wu Whui Yuin Nurul Aini Syahirah Zamri, Peng Jack Tan, Jin Chyuan Lim, Uzair Nazri Azim Syafiq Mohd Nizam, Joann Chan, Khadijah Azamin, Rifqa Kamarul Ariffin

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TAST Pillar 3: Unity Date: 7 April 2019 Venue: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. Participants: 8000 Attendees, 40 Committees

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TE OF MALAYSIA Taste of Malaysia (TOM) is an initiative hosted by the MCulture department, the Cultural arm of MASCA Victoria. MCulture always aims to promote and preserve the Malaysian cultural heritage in Victoria. With that said, TOM is an event which serves as a platform to promote and celebrate the unique multiracial nation that Malaysia represents. TOM is an intriguing event that offers the community in Victoria the opportunity to experience a potpourri of sights, sound, taste and aroma of Malaysia.

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Date: 27 April & 28 April 2019 Venue: Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) & Albert Park Indoor Sports Centre Participants: 750 participants, 40 committees Since 2010, the annual Malaysian Games has been brought to students by MSports. As the athletic arm of MASCA Victoria, MSports serves to provide networking and bonding opportunities among students of various nationalities in Victoria through sports and athletic culture. MSports aims to foster healthy, competitive relationships among fellow students through statewide sport events such as the annual Malaysian Games. MSports is supported by the Malaysian government through the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Youth and Sports. Malaysian Games is a multi-sport tournament open to Malaysians residing in Victoria. It consists of competitions for badminton, futsal, basketball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.

MALAYSIAN GAMES

Pillar 3 & 6: Unity and Sports

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MALAYSIAN ASPIRATION PROGRAMME SUMMIT (MAPS) 2019 Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Date: 27 September & 28 September 2019 Highlights: Hosted a debate/ public speaking workshop, a debate tournament, and a summit Participants: 40 students including 16 participants, 28 committees MPower revitalised this annual flagship by rebranding the summit to include a debate competition to encourage students to voice out, challenge thoughts and arguments by providing a safe platform for them to do so. In the spirit of civil intellectual discourse, we hoped to encourage students to be more confident in expressing their opinions about pertinent issues which matter to them.

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CORPORATE INSIGHT EMPOWERMENT Pillar 5: Career Development Date: 4 September- 4 October 2019 Participants: 88 students, 10 strategic & corporate partners, 30 committees Corporate Insight and Empowerment (CIE) was launched in 2015 with the goal of bridging the gap between Malaysian students in Australia with the corporate world back in Malaysia. CIE is hosted by Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia Victoria State Chapter. It is an event organized to accommodate students from all disciplines by allowing them to work in teams of four on a specific inter-disciplinary case. The objective of the integration of all disciplines is to embrace diversity and to foster creativity amongst the teams. It is a 2-part case study that consisted of a pre-case competition which acts as a preliminary stage, hosted mentor meet-up sessions for the finalists and a final case competition as the ultimate stage.

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GRADUAN CAREER FAIR 2019 Pillar 5: Career Development Date: 5 October 2019 Venue: Crown Conference Centre Participants: 2000 attendees, 17 corporate companies , 35 committees

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INSPIRE SEA VIII 2019 Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Date: 13- 19 December 2019 Venue: SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur Participants: 70 secondary students, 20 volunteers, 20 committees, 5 teachers Inspire Sea is a camp that uses the notion of inspiration to promote the importance of education, thus, reducing the education inequality that the students are experiencing. We wish to create a lasting domino effect, where our inspiring touch would allow the inspired youths to inspire others. This year, we have rebranded ourselves to Inspire Sea (previously Inspire SEA) as our focus will be on inspiring and impacting Malaysian students all while orchestrating the symphony from the heart of the initiative- Melbourne, Australia. Though separated by a distance of many seas, we aim to endlessly inspire the Malaysian communities through our Malaysia-based officers and motivating them to achieve greater heights through the means of community service. MASCAZINE 2020 | 166


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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Treasurer Secretary IT Director HR Director Sports Director General Committees

Chew Wen Christy Kuck Yi Ling Lerg Ning Anthony Lee Melati Enida Elsa Chew Keith Tan Thomas Scott Bob Tan Noel Chua Ziyi Luu

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MEET AND GREET 2019

Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare & Advocacy Venue: Malaysia Hall Perth, WA Date: 16th March 2019 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm The Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia Western Australia Chapter (MASCA WA) Meet and Greet is one of the most important annual events for the organisation. Malaysian students from across the four universities in Western Australia, namely University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin University, Murdoch University, and Edith Cowan University (ECU), will attend this event to interact with each other as well as expand their circle of friends. This event is especially important as the new students that came in last year 2018 2 nd Semester did not have the opportunity to build network and interact with other students from different universities to help them with transition to life in Perth as there was no meet and greet for the second semester of 2018. Therefore, this event will allow them to have a good start to 2019. Furthermore, during the event, members of MASCA WA will also get the opportunity to spread the word about an introduction of MASCA WA and what are our roles as a student body towards the Malaysian community in Western Australia. The Meet and Greet is also a great platform in creating a stronger Malaysian community in Western Australia.

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Pillar 3 & 6: Unity and Sports Venue: Perth Badminton Arena/ Curtin Stadium Date: 29th April 2019 Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm / 8:30am – 2:00pm MASCA WA hosted a WAlympic semester 1 of 2019 successfully. WAlymic badminton has been shared with collaborations with Association of Malaysian Students (AMS) from Curtin University. WAlympic futsal has been conducted individually. There were 60 participants from WAlympic badminton and 65 attendees for WAlympic futsal. WAlympic badminton was held on the 20th of April 2019 from 10am to 4pm at Perth Badminton Arena while WAlympic futsal was held on the 21st of April 2019 from 9am to 2pm at Curtin indoor stadium. The event sponsors were: Education Malaysia Australia, Sedap place, Belmont forum, Perth Badminton Arena, Protech, Swan Lake Chinese restaurant, Reality Group Perth, and Perth Wellness Centre.

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Venue: Malaysia Hall Perth, WA Date: 26th May 2019 Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm MASCA WA in collaboration with our partner AUG Student Services and all WA’s Malaysia Student Association (ECUMC, MCS, AMA, MMA) hosted a buka puasa (Iftar) event on the 26th of May 2019 during the Islamic month of Ramadhan. This event brought together Malaysia students who will be preparing for final examination and unable to return to Malaysia to celebrate the holy month of Ramadhan with their families and allowed them to celebrate with the wider Malaysian community here in Perth. This event created a closer bond between Malaysian students in WA and were deemed successful. The event has also created a stronger relationship between MASCAWA and our partner AUG Student Services. The event took place in Malaysia Hall Perth from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, with attendees of 100 students.


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NETWORKING EXPOSURE Pillar 5: Career Development Venue: The Boulevard 89, Stirling Street, Perth, WA Date: 17th August 2019 Time: 1pm – 3pm Leadership camp from last year (2018) was a success. Therefore, this year MASCA WA has decided to continue host an induction camp renamed Networking Exposure with a slightly different format for MASCA WA members and fellow students studying in Western Australia. It will be multiple sessions of talks on different topics such as “How to answer some of the trick question during an interview?”, “Individual leadership development”, and “e-Resume building (LinkedIn).

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COLOUR RUN 2019 VOLUNTEERING (CSR) Pillar 4: Community & Volunteering Venue: Claremont Showgrounds, WA Date: 20th October 2019 Time: 6:00am – 1:00pm As part of MASCA WA’s corporate social responsibility, MASCA WA’s committee volunteered to help for colour run 2019 at Claremont Showgrounds, Perth WA.

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Pillar 3 & 6: Unity and Sports Venue: Perth Badminton Arena Date: 28th & 29th September 2019 Time: 10am to 5:30pm WAlympic is the largest sporting event for Malaysian students in Western Australia since its inception in 2013. It was traditionally only for Malaysian students but this year we have opened it up to other nationalities to join us in experiencing the spirit of unity. As WAlympic has successfully been conducted last semester in line with the University calendar, Malaysian Student Council of Australia (MASCA), Western Australia chapter has decided to collaborate with Edith Cowan University Malaysia Club (ECUMC) to host a 2-day badminton tournament during the 2nd semester of the University’s mid semester break. This event will encourage the practice of a healthy lifestyle for both Malaysian and non-Malaysian University students.


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SUMMER BALL 2019 Pillar 3: Unity Venue: Tompkins on Swan, WA Date: 19 October 2019 Time: 7pm to 11pm MASCA WA Awards Night is a night that celebrates the achievements of Malaysian students in Perth, which includes academic excellence and extracurricular activities. Special guests and partners of MASCA WA are encouraged to participate in the event to further strengthen the bond with MASCA WA, as well as motivating student and student leaders. MASCA Summer ball also serves as an opportunity to highlight our own achievements throughout the year, and to celebrate these achievements with other MSOs in Perth. It is also an event that helps network MSOs of different universities to ensure all MSOs are in good relations which each other.

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Chairperson

Zayana Zaikariah (Australian National University)

Deputy Chairperson

Muhamad Amirul Hakimi Bin Saiful Hazmi (UNSW)

Finance Director

Lidia Kamilia (Monash University)

Public Relations Director

Amanda Loo Yen-Ying (Macquarie University)

Secretary

Qurratu Rashid (Monash University)

Welfare Director

Shankar Chandrasegaran (Monash University)

Liaison Director

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ANLS 2020

With the theme “Towards A Sustainable Malaysia”, ANLS 2020 aims to further push the envelope to achieve a better discussion platform amongst the young minds of our nations. Held on the 18th of January 2020 at UOW Malaysia KDU Glenmarie Campus

• Prior to joining GAX MD, Marc was the Director of Wholesale Sales at Aberdeen Standard Investments, UK’s Towards a sustainable Malaysia largest investment manager, Keynote Speaker (YB Wong for more than 3 years. Chen) • YB Wong Chen - Wong Chen • Marc also served AmInvest, Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building is a Malaysian politician under the AmBank Group, from the People’s Justice for 5 years where he was Party currently serving as the Manager of IUTA a Member of Parliament Distribution, responsible of Malaysia for the Subang for the distribution of constituency in Selangor. AmInvest’s range of funds Wong served in the Public to the largest banks in Accounts Committee and is Malaysia. Marc graduated currently the Chairperson of from Monash University, the International Relations Australia with a Bachelors and Trade parliamentary in Economics & Marketing. select committee. Wong has an immense passion C ons cious L e adership for reforming the federal Workshop by TFM government to bring in • Teach For Malaysia (TFM) is economic prosperity and an organization on a mission create a peaceful multi-racial to end education inequity. Malaysia. They do this by recruiting the AI/Apps Investment Speaker (Marc Chow) • Marc Chow is the Head of Business Development & Partnerships, GAX MD Sdn Bhd. He is responsible for developing and charting the growth of MYTHEO, a Malaysian robo-advisory service, designed to change the way everyday Malaysians invest for good.

best graduates from around the world to join their leadership development programme, where they’ll serve 2 years in a high need school in Malaysia. Today, 119 initiatives have been run by their Fellows & Alumni, with 10 being scaled up into social enterprises.

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MASCARE: COVID-19 Date: April - June 2020 Pillar 1: Students’ Welfare & Advocacy MASCA National launched MASCAre: COVID-19, a fundraising initiative to aid students financially. This program ran on online platforms for two months, from April to June 2020. Donors can donate via direct transfer to MASCA bank account and choose to remain anonymous or mentioned. MASCA also aims to show transparency by sharing event updates on the Facebook page constantly. It is an instant hit as the initiative successfully raised a total of AU$ 6877, exceeding the goal of AU$ 5000. MASCA then opens the application for Malaysians to apply for the fund. Eligible requirements include provided supportive evidence that they were unable to support themselves. Applicants register through a google form on Facebook and undergo an interview to check eligibility. As the applications are still open, currently only 17 eligible people have registered and received the funds.

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Overall, eighteen donors contributed to this initiative. Many thanks to the anonymous donors, GMB, Top Glove, AMBSA, and Warong Mummy for supporting this initiative.

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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE TEAM (NET) OFFICER PROGRAM Pillar 2 & 4: Nation Building, Leadership, Community & Volunteering MASCA National Executive Team (NET) Programme is an annual initiative which aims to recruit passionate Malaysians that will contribute to MASCA’s growth. The initiative closed around the start of May and recruited five Malaysians in this year. MASCA has five departments, which are Secretary, Finance, Welfare and PR Department. Thus, these recruited individuals, also known as officers, are assigned to each of the respective directors, to learn and to be trained as the successors for the respective directors. Currently, the secretary officer is working on MASCA constitution amendments. The finance department focuses on sponsorship proposals, MASCAre, and funding policy. The welfare department is keeping up to date with policies from Government and Academic institutes, preparing the pre-departure scheme for arriving students and a telegram channel proposal. Next up is the liaison department, working hard on grocery assistance for TAS and triaging students with the welfare department for MASCAre. Finally, the PR department has been working tirelessly on updating social media and websites.

Secretariat Officer Ee Seong Ling

Welfare Officer Yan Yee Lee

Liaison Officer Yi Chen Yeap

Public Relations Officer Zhi Yi Chen

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SUARA MUDA

Suara Muda is a pioneer project that has been recently coordinated by the MASCA National Council. The webinar is an initiative by MASCA National Date: August under our advocacy department Time: Every Saturday in August to create awareness on social Venue: Facebook Live issues that are commonly faced in Malaysia or Australia. Our Pillar 1, 2, 4 5 & 7: Student’s team members have considered Welfare & Advocac y, the themes that would most Community & volunteering, likely engage Malaysian students Nation-building & leadership, who are currently studying in Entrepreneurship, career Australia and selected them development. accordingly.

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The topics featured Environment and Sustainability, Social Issue, Nation Building, and Career Development. We were honoured to have two speakers for each topic. On environmental conservation, we have Aidil Iman and Datin Liza Kairon. Alina Amir and Ratna Mokhtar for the social issue on the education gap in Malaysia. YB Syed Saddiq and Ming Yao Yap gave a great speech on Malaysian Democracy 101. Finally, we invited Danial Rahman and Noor Asmaliza Romlee to talk about the discourse job landscape.

Also, Suara Muda acts as a platform for the students to develop the key essential skills, like critical thinking, needed for future careers by inviting speakers with vast experience in the topics to be discussed. Additionally, the project will enable students to provide further insights on current social issues as well as to bolster their experience in their future career prospects.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Finance Director Welfare Director Education Director Logistics Director IT and Marketing Director Sports Director Officer

Saira Ambrose Sharifah Farrah Nabila Syed Zulkhairul Iskandar Sara Irina Md Rijaluddin Rupini T Chandran Celine Teh Michelle Chang Nur Faezah Atiqah Binti Shafeee Tina Gopalan Nurin Adibah Zamri Muhammad Ikhmal Jasmi Peter Ambrose Nur Adriana Mohd Nasir

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MAMAK NIGHT

Pillar 4: Community and Volunteering Date: 28 February 2020 Time: 6.30pm 9pm Venue: Marie Reay Super Floor ANU Attendance : 120 people MASCA ACT hosted the biannual welcoming reception with Malaysian Students’ Organisation of ANU. The welcoming reception aims to greet new Malaysian students to meet other Malaysian students as well. The theme of the reception is Mamak Night. The idea is to hang around friends like in Malaysian Mamak stores. The event took place at the end of February night time and had a total of 120 people attend. The officers of the High Commission Malaysia also attended the event. The event began with speeches from the MASCA ACT Chairperson and the Deputy High Commissioner of Malaysia. After that everyone was encouraged to play Kahoot and prizes were given out to the top 3 high scorers. Finally, the organisers serve food catered by Char Char. People enjoyed the delicious food, made new friends, and had fun catching up with old friends througout the evening.

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WEEKLY SPORTS WITH MASCA Pillar 3 & 6: Sports and Unity Date: 8 March 2020 (first date) Time: 9.30am - 11.00am Venue: Fellows Oval ANU Attendance : 20 people MASCA Weekly Sports with MASCA is a weekly event aiming to encourage students to get out more and play sports. Additionally, it is a good opportunity to catch up and have competitive fun with friends in sports. It started in March 2020, usually during the morning weekends. Each week, the community chooses a sport and everyone who wants to join, put their name down via the Whatsapp channel. The first sports choice was Frisbee, and around 20 people attended the first event. Other sports include soccer, captain ball.

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RAYA FOOD DISTRIBUTION (COLLABORATION WITH MALAYSIAN AND INDONESIAN PERMANENT RESIDENTS IN CANBERRA) Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare and Advocacy Date:23 April - 14 May 2020 Time: 2pm Venue: ANU & UC Attendance : 30 students Malaysian and Indonesian Permanent Residents in Canberra planned to provide free package meals to international students struggling due to COVID-19. Therefore MASCA ACT collaborated with them to help distribute the cooked meals to ANU and UC students. Students who need the food will sign up via the google form on MASCA ACT Facebook page, and they will be added to a WhatsApp group to be notified of the meal distribution time. The meals are usually distributed by the MASCA ACT committee members during afternoons. This initiative ran for the whole Ramadan month. 201 | MASCAZINE 2020


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NEW SOUTH WALES CHAPTER

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Liaison Director Corporate Relations Director Education Director Welfare Director Sports Director Marketing Director Creative Director IT Director

Ang Teck Yi Alexander Leong Nur Anissa Shaharuddin Nadzatul Farisha Khairom Salleh Matthew Phang Brian Heong Ng Dan Way Ng Tiong King Ashley Fang Jayde Tan Haireyzan Ashraf Roslan Eusof Jordan Nik Ahmad

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HIBISCUS PROJECT Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare and Advocacy MASCA NSW launches The Hibiscus Project, which aims to prioritise mental health by creating a supportive, empathetic environment where individuals can feel safe, providing appropriate resources and support to help individuals cope in healthy manners and focusing on understanding and acceptance through education. Our goal is also to ensure our community stay informed with accurate, updated information by EMA, the government in Malaysia and Australia. We also came up with a series of activities to promote accessible self-care and healthy coping mechanisms The timeline for this project is approximately 6 months (April to September). This is an informal introduction to MASCA NSW’s dive into advocacy for all things important, starting with mental health. It’s so easy to lose yourself when you’re stuck in quarantine, so The Hibiscus Project is here to help make the process a little more bearablebut also to remind everyone that everything will be okay again soon.

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MASCAJALAH Pillar 1: Student’s Welfare and Advocacy MASCAjalah is MASCA NSW’s very own E-Magazine that is officially launched in April 2020. MASCAjalah aims to update our affiliates and students with our initiatives and could potentially be used to attract and promote sponsorships. These exclusive monthly editions serve all the information and entertainment the students need. For instance, how to stay fit with CoFit-20.

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COFIT-20 Pillar 3 & 6: Sports and Unity In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, MASCA NSW has decided to move its operations online. To maintain its relevance, the Sports Portfolio seeks to kickstart a virtual initiative that will help the Malaysian students of NSW to remain healthy during a period of social distancing, self-isolation and quarantining. CoFIT-20 aids the Malaysian students of NSW in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle while remaining at home during this period of self-isolation. We provide an avenue for Malaysian students to relieve pent up stress and maintain their psychological well-being through physical exercise. Plus, CoFIT-20 ensures the Sports Pillar does not lose relevance during a time in which physical events are prohibited due to government regulations. The timeline for this project is approximately 5 months (April to August). Segments that include workout videos, healthy tips, education, and fitness Q&A will be posted in platforms such as Facebook, Instagram as well as our MASCAjalah.

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QUEENSLAND CHAPTER

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Chairperson Deputy chairperson Secretary Finance director Corporate relations Cultural director Social welfare Sports director Operations & Liaison Student empowerment Career development Marketing director Media director

Daniel Gan Muhammad Hatim Syaqiq Mohamad Noor Aemily Feanna Nur Syahirah Uting Ain Zakira Dayang Nabilah Amirah Hanina Ooi Joon Hang Grace Ng Danial Aizat Ariff Arman Payton Ong Romandawi Gapari

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BRIDGE THE GAP (BTG) LEADERS GATHERING 2020 Pillar 2: Leadership & Nation Building Date: 22 February 2020 (Saturday) Time: 11.00 AM – 4.00 PM Venue: Southbank Parklands Picnic Area Attendance: <50 Bridge The Gap (BTG) Leaders Gathering 2020 is a casual meet up initiated by MASCA Queensland Chapter. This event aims to strengthen the ties between various Malaysian Students’ Organisation (MSOs) in Queensland and create a sense of collaboration and unity. As each MSO committee represents a Malaysian community in a Queensland university, it is essential for all theMalaysian Students’ Organisation (MSO) to get to know each other and understand each other’s value. Thus, increasing the chance for the Malaysian Students’ Organisation(MSO) to collaborate and unite the Malaysian community in Queensland along with the spirit of Malaysian in the heart. Around 50 people attended the event, each from different MSO affiliates including UQMSA, QUTMySA, BUMA, GUMA, HAKIM and affiliate, BPB.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Welfare Director Social & Cultural Director Career Director Sports Director Corporate Relations Director Public Relations Director Marketing Director

Amy Wong Ming Eer Qistina Nasaruddin Maisarah Ramzan Aiman Nordin Wan Akmal Hakim Amran Asiyyah Mardhiyyah Mohamad Fauzi Muhammad Hafiy Irene Ng Gooi Jia Hong Lim Le Shin Muhammad Izdihar Ihsan Zainal Abidin

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Pillar 1: Student Welfare and Advocacy Date: December 2019-January 2020 Online event to prepare students in Malaysia on the essential information needed to make their transition to life in South Australia easier. Information provided included details on essential documents, accommodations, university information and public transport.


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Date: 15th March 2020 Time: 10.30am-3pm Venue: River Torrens, Adelaide Attendance: 150 A staple event where we invited Malaysian Student Organization (MSOs) to celebrate and welcome the arrival of new Malaysian students as well as the returning students. With all MSOs attending the event, we were able to provide a platform for MASCA SA to introduce ourselves and MSOs to the students. Due to Covid19, event attendance was lower than previous years but the event continued and ran successfully.

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Pillar 1, 3 & 6: Student Welfare & Advocacy, Sports and Unity Date: April In regards to the pandemic, MASCA SA initiated “Stay at Home with MASCA SA ‘’ which online events were held through Instagram and Facebook. To make sure students stay connected and active, we got the community involved in exercise, cooking and fun activities to do while stuck at home. Students were highly interactive with the event with numerous students dressing up, sharing their homemade dishes and workouts. Movie nights and game nights were planned during term break to keep students entertained as well.

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MASCA SA’S ONLINE BAZAAR Pillar 1: Student Welfare and Advocacy Date: 19th-23rd May 2020 In conjecture with the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, MASCA SA has initiated an online bazaar that would help support local Malaysian businesses and aid students with financial struggles by using MASCA SA as their platform to sell their products whilst bringing the festivity of a ‘Bazaar Ramadhan’ and a little taste of home to students during the lockdown period in South Australia. The online bazaar helped in promoting local businesses and offer discounted meals to the students.

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Chairperson Vice Chairperson Secretary Vice Secretary Treasurer Vice Treasurer Corporate Relations Director Liaison Director Welfare Director IT & Publicity Director M Culture CEO M Careers CEO M Inspire CEO M Power CEO

Samantha Goh Joshua, Anak Westmoreland Ian Chee Kher Yin Ng Wei Ann Lai Yit Xiang Lim Ima Safia Putra Juharis Nuruzzahraa Mohd Raznan Misha Zahraa Mohamed Rozhan Chern Huey Chin Jia Xin Cheah Muhammad Hazuan Bin Sakri Iman Najwa Binti Shairulazlie

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BRUNCH OUT 2020 Pillar 1: Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Welfare and Advocacy Date: 19 January 2020 Time: Venue: 02 WorkSpace KL Number of attendees: 60 Brunch Out 2020 was a pre-departure event catered to new students that kick-started the year back in January. The event was hosted at O2WorkSpace in KL and accommodated a total of sixty participants - including MSO representatives! It began at 2 PM with an introduction by the Welfare Department before students were split into groups for some ice-breaking and introductory games. It then followed an informative presentation by our Directors, regarding what to expect as a new student in Victoria. This event also allowed us to promote all our future MASCA Flagship events and opportunities for students to look forward to throughout their stay in Melbourne. Ending at 6 PM with some local food, snacks and drinks, we and the MSOs were given time to casually mingle around with new students whilst making some new friends and Memories. MASCA Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first event of the year aimed to allow new students to feel comfortable and familiarise themselves with us, as well as emotionally preparing their journey to university life. The event itself was indeed a success.

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JOEY HOPS

Joey Hops is a peer ambassador programme, where existing students studying in Victorian Pillar 4: Community and Universities volunteer to become ‘ambassadors’ for new students. Volunteering Their main role is to guide these Number of participants: 13 peers students through a one-on-one pairing system, advising in & 13 Mentors Duration: February 2020 - April regards to any essentials of studying and living in Victoria. 2020 The purpose of this programme is to ensure that new students are prepared for their departure, ensuring that their answers and knowledge of studying abroad are fulfilled. This programme also aims to create new bonds and connections with seniors and other new students upon arrival! At the start of this semester, we kicked off with a Welcoming Party for the ambassadors and peers to not only welcome them back to Victoria, but also allowing them to meet and interact with other pairs - including us!

What has changed this year is that we introduced a new initiative within Joey Hops called “Hop On, Hop Off !” where for six weeks, there will be a new challenge given to each pair for them to complete. The challenges, such as “Week 1: Grab brunch,” hopes to achieve a stronger bond between the pairs, as well as discovering the hidden gems of Melbourne! However, due to the Coronavirus restrictions the challenges diverted to online challenges by Week 3. Joey Hops was a fun, successful programme, making a total of thirteen pairs this semester and we hope for more to come in the coming year.

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ACE THE CASE INTERVIEW ESSENTIALS (VIRTUAL) Pillar 5: Career Development Date: 9 May 2020 Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST) Number of attendees: 38 students + 9 mentors Venue: Zoom Ace the Case: Case Interview Essentials is a collaborative event hosted by MCareers, the careers arm of the Malaysian Student Council of Australia - Victoria Chapter (MASCA Vic) and iCUBE Australia. The purpose of the online workshop was to introduce and enhance career readiness and innovative mindset of Malaysian students studying in Australia, through highlighting methods to strive in case-study interviews. A total of 38 students and 9 mentors attended the event. Students were given first-hand advice and tips by of Mr Adrian Di Natale, a senior talent acquisition consultant at BlueScope and hands-on experience from the mock interview session guided by mentors from human resource and talent acquisition background.

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Chairperson Deputy Chairperson Treasurer Secretary Assistant Secretary HR Director IT Director IT Officer Creative Director Corporate Relation Director Sports Officer Marketing Director Welfare Officer General Committee:

Noel Chua Syafiq Azman Daryl Chan (Semester 1) / Melissa Woo (Semester 2) Ziyi Luu Thomas Scott Amir Afiq Hassani Isaac David Anthony Lee Emily Tey Keith Tan Kiren Raj Nick Ng Bob Tan Jamir Shannon Chong Shawn Suria Anbalghan

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MASCAzine 7th Edition  

Check out the 7th edition of MASCA's very own publication, MASCAzine! This edition covers all initiatives from 2018 to 2020.

MASCAzine 7th Edition  

Check out the 7th edition of MASCA's very own publication, MASCAzine! This edition covers all initiatives from 2018 to 2020.

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