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WHERE STORIES OF MALAYSIANS DOWN UNDER ARE ENGRAVED

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS

where excellence crosses path


“To be a great leader, one needs to have good strategies, be knowledgeable and able to predict the future.” - Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (4th & Longest serving Malaysian Prime Minister) MASCAZINE | Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia


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Advisor’s Foreword

Firstly, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to the MASCAzine 2013 committee for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the 2nd edition of this meaningful MASCA memorabilia. Throughout the years, MASCA has grown tremendously. This is evident when the first Malaysian Summit of Australia (MASA), the largest student event Down Under was organized last July. Through that, the ties between the state chapters have grown stronger. The bond is inevitably formed through the same passion: To serve our fellow Malaysian students. MASCAzine is also one of the living proof that MASCA is developing. I wish MASCAzine all the success in the world and for years to come. As the Director of Education Malaysia Australia (EMA), it has been a pleasure to be a part of this organization, as- sisting MASCA in finding its true potential and capabilities. May the good rapport between EMA and MASCA continue to strengthen from time to time. MASCA for the past, present and future! Thank you. Dr Jumiati Ismail Director Education Malaysia Australia

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National Chairperson’s Foreword

Assalammualaikum and greetings, I would like to first thank the MASCAzine team for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great initiative. MASCA was first founded in 2003 by a group of Malaysian students who aspired to form an organisation that would promote unity and serve the welfare and interest of Malaysian students in Australia. Since then, MASCA has taken great strides in achieving its vision and mission and I am truly grateful to be able to witness and be a part of this great organisation. Johan Kamal Hamidon National Chairperson MASCA 2012/2013

Among MASCA’s achievements are its strong presence in every state through establishment of state chapters and affiliation with Malaysian Student Organisations (MSOs), the introduction of various state level programs, and the introduction of national level initiatives such as the Malaysian Summit of Malaysia (MASA), Down Under Camp (DUC), Australian Network of Malaysian Student Leaders Summit (Australian Network Agenda) and MASCAzine. Despite these achievements, MASCA will continue to work hard in maintaining and introducing new initiatives that can benefit Malaysian students in Australia. This year marks the 2nd edition of MASCAzine after it was first introduced in 2012. This initiative was first introduced to provide Malaysian students a snapshot of the various MASCA events and initiatives that took place across Australia for the whole year. Based on the positive responses and suggestions from the 1st edition, the 2nd MASCAzine has been structured to be more

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comprehensive and inclusive to the various aspects of student life in Australia. This year’s edition is packed with even more write-ups, stories, and pictures that are relevant to all Malaysian students. The journey to complete the 2nd MASCAzine is definitely not an easy one. Without the dedication of the editorial team, MASCA council members and other contributors, this initiative would have definitely not been successful. On behalf of the Malaysian students in Australia, I would like to express my gratitude to all parties involved. Hopefully, MASCAzine will continue to become an important memorabilia for Malaysian students in Australia. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all parties who were involved in making this a successful year for MASCA. Thank you to the High Commission of Australia for being the patron of MASCA this year, Education Malaysia Australia for providing advice and input to our operation, our sponsors for the wonderful cooperation and support, our fellow MASCA council from each state for keeping things running and most important of all, our fellow Malaysian students. Without them, MASCA will cease to continue serving its purpose as an organisation. Tun Hussein Onn who was the 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia once said: “In all efforts to achieve national unity, there must be commitment and sincerity.” I believe that is the best way to describe MASCA as a whole. May MASCAzine continue to prosper in years to come!


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MASCAzine Editor’s Foreword

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and Salam Sejahtera, On behalf of Malaysian Student’s Council of Australia (MASCA), it is with great honour that I present to you the 2nd edition of MASCAzine, the official MASCA magazine for the year 2013. This magazine provides a comprehensive summary of the many activities carried out by MASCA this year. Already in its 12th year, MASCA continues to grow as a national platform for Malaysian student activism in Australia. First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to all the sponsors of MASCA for without your ongoing support, commitments and contributions, many of our events would not have been possible. I would also like to thank the 2013 MASCA either from the Nationals’ all the way to the state coun- cil, for their hard work and tireless efforts in realizing our innumerous events over the past year. Your generous contributions have helped make MASCA’s vision of catering for the needs of Malaysians in Australia a reality. I believe that it has truly been a great and enriching year for both myself and as well as the committee and we have a lot to be proud of.

Despite the success of all our national events & initiatives, one of our goal this year as the national council is to ensure that MASCA are not only known to Malaysians in Australia but also known in our beloved country. I can proudly say that it has been a remarkable success. For MASCA to be featured in Malaysia’s national television (Malaysia Hari Ini) in July & other Malaysian’s media truly shows that MASCA has proven it’s accountability to be the leading Malaysian students’ organization in Australia. We hope that you enjoy reading this edition of MASCAzine.

Mohamad Syahir Mohamad Zaini Editor in Chief 2nd Edition of MASCAzine

For more interesting reads & updates, check us out online at www.masca.org.au. Thank you.

“Charting the way for Malaysians Down Under “

As you read through this magazine, I hope that one thing strikes you – the sheer range and diversity of events that have been organized by MASCA as well as the successes that have been achieved in the last term. This year, many of MASCA’s projects and programmes have undergone changes and improvements so as to reflect, respond and cater for the growing needs of Malaysian.

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MASCA

Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, or more commonly known as MASCA is the umbrella body for all the Malaysian Students Organisations (MSOs) based in Australia. MASCA have 7 state chapters throughout Australia except in Northern Territory covering Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia & Victoria. The Malaysian Student’s Council of Australia was founded in Sydney, New South Wales in April 2001. The fundamental ideologies of MASCA are:

MASCA is a non-profit organisation run by students for students

MASCA is not to be a politically aligned organisation or a lobby group for any parties

MASCA is a multicultural and multiracial organisation, depicting the true spirit of Malaysia

The vision of MASCA is to facilitate the interaction and unification of various Malaysian student bodies and their members in Australia. Every year, affiliated members in the respective states will elect the state council members for a one-year term. The State council members will vote for 5 council members which to hold the National office for 1 year.

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MOHAMAD SYAHIR MOHAMAD ZAINI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 4TH YEAR, B. ENG, RMIT UNIVERSITY

REHANNA AHMAD RAZIF CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 2ND YEAR, B. LAW, ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

ARLINA ARSHAD HEAD OF JOURNALISM 1ST YEAR, B. MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

LIYANA SHAZREEN HEAD OF CREATIVE B. JOURNALISM & PHOTOGRAPHY, CURTIN UNIVERSITY

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HANAN MOHAMED MOHSEIN NSW CORRESPONDENT 2ND YEAR, B. ENG, SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

REHANNA AHMAD RAZIF SA CORRESPONDENT 2ND YEAR, B. LAW, ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

TAN YING VICTORIA CORRESPONDANT 3RD YEAR, B. MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY

LIYANA SHAZREEN WA CORRESPONDANT B. JOURNALISM & PHOTOGRAPHY, CURTIN UNIVERSITY

ELMIRINA ROHAIZI QUEENSLAND CORRESPONDANT 2ND YEAR, B. ENG, QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY

EE JON YEOH TASMANIA CORRESPONDANT B. ZOOLOGY, TASMANIA UNIVERSITY

GOH TZE HOW ACT CORRESPONDANT B. SCIENCE (ADVANCED HONOR COURSE), AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MASCAZINE | Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia


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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

JOHAN KAMAL HAMIDON NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON PHD IN CELL BIOLOGY, QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY

ZAIM MOHZANI NATIONAL DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON B. ARTS (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS), MONASH UNIVERSITY

NURUL HIDAYAH PUTERI NATIONAL TREASURER 4TH YEAR, B. LAW, ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

JOSEPHINE TAN NATIONAL SECRETARY 4TH YEAR, B. ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

MOHAMAD SYAHIR MOHAMAD ZAINI NATIONAL IT & MARKETING DIRECTOR 4TH YEAR, B. ENG, RMIT UNIVERSITY

STATE CHAPTER CHAIRPERSON

NURAZRI MD DIAH NSW CHAIRPERSON 2ND YEAR, B. ENG, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

YUGATHES THAMIL SELVAN ACT CHAIRPERSON 4TH YEAR, B. LAW, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

AINA LIM VICTORIA CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. COMMERCE, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY

ARIF KAMAR ZAMAN WA CHAIRPERSON 2ND YEAR, B. ENG, WESTERN AUSTRALIA UNIVERSITY

FATIN MAHMOOD TASMANIA CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. LAW, TASMANIA UNIVERSITY MASCAZINE | Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia

MOHD NU’AIM MOHD NOH QUEENSLAND CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. ENG, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

RAJA MUHAMAD DANIAL SA CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. ENG (MECHANICAL), ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY


NATIONAL INITIATIVES 1

MASCA Summit is an annual leadership program gathering MASCA student leaders from each MASCA state chapter in Australia. The 5th one this year, MASCA Summit discusses mainly , the planning for the first ever Malaysian Summit of Australia (MASA) organised by MASCA. Beginning on the 5th of April till the 7th of April, MASCA Summit was held at Sydney, the hosting state for MASA 2013. The Summit was successfully done with 36 student leaders and representatives from Education Malaysia Australia , Dr Jumiati Ismalil and Ustaz Ahmad Sabri in attendance.

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1 | Representatives from each MASCA state council infront of Malaysian Hall, Sydney. 2 | MASCA representatives from each state council during a session delivered by the Director of EMA, Dr Jumiati Ismail; From left: Ustaz Ahmad Sabri the Education AttachÊ of EMA, Dr Jumita Ismail, the Director of EMA, Johan Kamal Hamidon, the Chairperson of MASCA National 2012/2013 and Zaim Mohzani, the Deputy Chairperson for MASCA National 2012/2013; MASCA Council’s official uniform.

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MASCAunite Photos | Current MASCA council members having a discussion with MASCA Alumnis.

An initiative by MASCA, MASCAUnite aims to strengthen the ties between MASCA state chapters and MASCA Alumni in a casual and relaxed environment via intellectual discussions. The first session was held at Kayu Nasi Kandar and it was a successful one indeed. The 3 more sessions which followed after have further strengthen the ties between the MASCA council members. This is definitely an initiative MASCA would want to maintain. MASCAZINE | Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia


7 The Malaysian Summit of Australia (MASA) is the biggest Malaysian event organized in Australia by MASCA. Formerly known National Games and Conference (NCG), an annual sporting event Down Under, MASA aims to gather all the Malaysian students across Australia in a place where they can truly showcase their potentials via career & internship opportunities, leadership development and sports.

www.masca.org.au/masa

MASA is developed into 5 different components;

Careers Conference Excellence Awards Games Student Leaders Agenda These different component serves to as platforms for our fellow students to showcase their true strengths and capabilities.

Clockwise from top right | Rugby game during MASA; Tasmania and SA battling it out for rugby; 5 Components of MASA; Director of Education Malaysia Australia, Dr Jumiati with the winners of MASA Awards; One of the runner ups for MASA Games; Team Tasmania for rugby.

The 1st MASA took place during the winter break of 2013 in Sydney. MASA brings forward far more exciting and fresh outtake on the original NCG. MASA strives to unite the best and brightest minds of various backgrounds by bringing 5 components of different nature into one platform. MASA is where excellence crosses path. 2nd EDITION | 2013


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MOL Gaming Competition during MASA The AGM for MASCA National.

Tennis competition during MASA Games. All-girls futsal team for Victoria.

The attendees lining up for BBQ during MASA’s closing ceremony.

All-girls futsal team for Sydney. Tasmania team after a good game.

The all boys team from Queensland and Western Australia giving each other a friendly shake before the volleyball match.

All boys volleyball team from Western Australia the game starts. A heated badminton match.

Rugby match between Queensland and Western Australia.

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MASCA National’s Chairperson, Johan Kamal Hamidon and Deputy Chairperson, Zaim Mohzani during the Student Leaders’ Agenda.


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Student Leaders Agenda.

The NSW football team for MASA Games before the competition kicked off.

Participants enjoying delicious food.

Queensland rugby player competing it out

Queensland rugby team

MASA 2013 committee members, Aisyah Roslan and Arlina Arshad

MASA Awards receivers.

a before The football team from Victoria being given a pep talk before the match. Students checking out Shell’s booth.

MASA 2013 committee after the closing ceremony.

The Chairperson for MASCA Queensland, Muhammad Nu’aim fighting it out on behalf of Queensland in rugby.

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1st MASA GAMES COMPETITION OFFICIAL RESULTS

FUTSAL

BASKETBALL

MALE:

MALE:

GOLD QUEENSLAND 1

GOLD SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1

Captain: Mohamad Afif Farhim Aznan

Captain: Kevin Mah Yeon Jiun

SILVER VICTORIA 2

SILVER QUEENSLAND

Captain: Wan Adam Wan Kamaruddin

Captain: Shaun Tan Sheh Yii

BRONZE VIC TORIA1

BRONZE VICTORIA

FOOTBALL GOLD NEW SOUTH WALES

Captain: Lawrence Lu

Captain: Dwayne Ong

FEMALE:

FEMALE:

GOLD VICTORIA

GOLD QUEENSLAND

Captain: Mohamad Husaini Mohamad Suhaimi

SILVER QUEENSLAND

Captain: Mohamad Afif Farhim Aznan

BRONZE VICTORIA

Captain: Nur Azzah Che Khalid

Captain: Ng Ee Hong

SILVER QUEENSLAND

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

Captain: Farhan Roni

Captain: Siti Hajar Mohd Pahmi

TOUCH RUGBY

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES 1

GOLD QUEENSLAND

Captain: Nicole Chin Ye Wei

Captain: Arniza Khairani Mohd Jamil

RUGBY

SILVER VICTORIA

GOLD VICTORIA

Captain: Adibah Anis Abdol Karim

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

Captain: Mohamad Afif Mohamad Norzal

SILVER TASMANIA

Captain: Yi Von Ooi

Captain: Najjib Aziz

SEPAK TAKRAW GOLD NEW SOUTH WALES

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

Captain: Naadira Zulkifli

HANDBALL MALE: GOLD VICTORIA

Azran Shah

SILVER QUEENSLAND

Shaun Tan Sheh Yii

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

Mohammad Danial Mohd Johari

Captain: Muhammad Aiman Mohd Rosli

FEMALE:

Captain: Mohd Norhedhir Yaakub

VOLLEYBALL

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

Captain: Ahmad Yusuf Ahmad Mahir

GOLD NEW SOUTH WALES

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

Captain: Muhammad Syahmi Hashim

NETBALL

Captain: Kevin Siah Kee Jin

Captain: Arif Fitri Jamil

GOLD VICTORIA

Mok Shen ting

SILVER QUEENSLAND

Siti Hajar Mohd Pahmi

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES Naadira Zulkifli

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GOLD VICTORIA

Nur Azzah Che Khalid

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

SILVER TASMANIA

Nurul Aini Atiqah Kamarul Ariffin

BRONZE WEST AUSTRALIA

Nur Afiqah Mohammad Ariff

Captain: Arif Kamar Zaman

BRONZE QUEENSLAND


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Ian Ty Cheong

GOLD VICTORIA

GOLD QUEENSLAND

SILVER SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SILVER QUEENSLAND

BRONZE TASMANIA

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

WOMEN SINGLES:

WOMEN SINGLES:

GOLD VICTORIA

GOLD NEW SOUTH WALES

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

SILVER VICTORIA

Wei Ming Ong

SILVER TASMANIA

Shi Xian Pow

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES Arief Martin Foss

WOMEN SINGLES: GOLD VICTORIA

David Ngiam

Yap Sheng Han

Jasmine Tan

Hasnah Bahari

Lim Pei Yan

BRONZE SOUTH AUSTRALIA

BRONZE QUEENSLAND

Nur Khairunnisa Rosle

Iseraporn How-Mei Low

MEN DOUBLES:

MEN DOUBLES:

GOLD VICTORIA

GOLD QUEENSLAND

Lyn Ngiam & David Ngiam

SILVER QUEENSLAND

SILVER QUEENSLAND

Amarul Fiqri Fauzi & Ian Ty Cheong

Phang Zhi Hoe& Wilie Ho Huat Voon

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

Jerry J Wen &Muhd Hafiz Redhuan

Yap Sheng Han & Jien Tzen Wong

WOMEN DOUBLES:

WOMEN DOUBLES:

GOLD QUEENSLAND

GOLD VICTORIA

MEN DOUBLES: GOLD QUEENSLAND

Ian Ty Cheong & Loke Kian Nam

Nadhrah Mustapha Kamal & Nur Azmira Elena Nurhazli

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

Nabilah Ghazali & Chin Yee Wong

BRONZE TASMANIA

XD:

Mohammad Hazim Sulaiman & Muhammad Syahir Khairul Anuar

GOLD VICTORIA

WOMEN DOUBLES:

Wei Ming Ong & Chee Heng Soon

GOLD NEW SOUTH WALES

SILVER SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Sue May Wong & Nur Jannah Arifin

Ang Zhe Jun & Nur Khairunnisa Rosle

SILVER VICTORIA

BRONZE NEW SOUTH WALES

Michelle Tan Mei Xin & Aina Lim

Lyman Ngiam

Chee Heng Soon & Muhammad Zulhakim Murad

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

Ahmad Fuad Abu Sahmah & Fazrul Mohd Hanizan

MEN SINGLES:

Gallant Pui Wei Noch

GOLD QUEENSLAND

Sue May Wong

MEN SINGLES:

Ang Zhe Jun

MEN SINGLES:

Nur Jannah Arifin

BADMINTON

Muhammad Zulhakim Murad

TENNIS

Aina Lim

TABLE TENNIS

Muhd Hafiz Redhuan & Hasnah Bahari

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Lim Pei Yan & Lai Phui Joan

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

Lih Wen Soo & Jasmine Tan

XD: GOLD QUEENSLAND

Phang Zhi Hoe & Iseraporn How-Mei Low

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES

Hee Gim Yean & Lin Wen Soo

BRONZE TASMANIA

Bryan Chua Chun Han & Rachel Chong Suet Yeng


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Captain: Fazrul Mohd Hanizan

SILVER NEW SOUTH WALES 2

Captain: Syed Abdul Jabbar Syed Ihsan

BRONZE QUEENSLAND

Captain: Mohamed Arif Mohamed Shaharuddin

OVERALL MASA GAMES WINNERS :

1. QUEENSLAND 2. VICTORIA 3. NEW SOUTH WALES

OVERALL MASA-MOL GAMING CHAMPIONS

1. QUEENSLAND 2. NEW SOUTH WALES A 3. VICTORIA

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Commerce Excellence Award JOSEPH LIM

JOSEPH LIM

FELICIA SUE

Joseph has experience in both finance and engineering. After completing an honours degree in biomedical engineering, he pursued masters of management (finance) at Melbourne Business School (University of Melbourne). Joseph was the Graduate ambassador for the Melbourne Business School. He was also the president and Chief Financial Officer of the Melbourne Business School Student Association. Over the years, he has worked with various renowned banks such as the National Bank of Australia (NAB), UniCredit Bank AG United Kingdom, UniCredit Bank AG Hong Kong and also the Westpac Banking Corporation, where he is currently based. Joseph has also served as a voluntary project consultant for the committee of Ballarat. He was also a finalist in the Strategy Presentation Challenge organized by National Australia Bank. FELICIA SUE YIN LAU Felicia is a final year commerce student at the University of New South Wales. Her academic accomplishments has enabled her to receive awards such as the Tan Sri Dato’ Loy Hean Heong Merit Scholarship for Taylor’s University, the HELP University Distinction Scholarship and the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (UNSW). She has had a wide range of working experience. She has been a tutor at Kumon, an intern with PriceWaterHouse Coopers, a shop assistant with Pappa Roti and a surveyor with Tower Watson. Felicia is also very involved with volunteer work. She has volunteered with various bodies like the Volunteer Army, Contact and Raleigh International. She also served as a senior peer mentor with Student Development International and as the Australian School of Business Blue Shirts Coordinator. Felicia was also an international student leader ambassador for the city of Sydney. She is also one of the individuals that is responsible for the success of Malaysian Fest 2012 as she served as the co-events director.

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Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Award SHU-EE WEE

SHU-EE WEE

GARRY KUAN

Shu-Ee is the only female contender in this category. She is a psychology major in her last semester in the University of Melbourne, she has spent a semester abroad at the University of Michigan and has conducted psychology experiment investigating the effects of directed forgetting. She is the president of the association for Malaysians of Melbourne University, an advocacy officer for the Australian Federation of International Students, a tutor for the Global Homework Program, and has done her internship with Samsung Malaysia Electronics in the Human Resources Division. GARRY KUAN A PhD student in Sport Psychology at Victoria University, Garry’s resume leaves one wondering if he’s an Asian superman reincarnated. He is a lecturer, a young researcher, an applied sport scientist, an accomplished violin player and an animal lover. He is also the recipient of the 2013 ADC-Australian Leadership Award, 2012 International Student of the Year by the Council of International Students of Australia, 2012 Victoria University Outstanding Student Award Winner and 2012 “Young Researcher Award” from the International Olympic Committee and International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education Podium,.

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MASCA - AmBank Life Science Excellence Award

SITI HAJAR MOHD PAHMI

SITI HAJAR

AMANDA LIM

Siti Hajar has recently completed her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry in the University of Queensland. She is the recipient of the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, University of Queensland Centennial Scholarship and MARA’s Excellent Student Scheme. She has published in the Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters and is a chemistry practical tutor in the University of Queensland. Outside academia, she was the head of sports department and advisor for the National Conference and Games 2012 in Gold Coast, captain of Malaysian Queensland Football Club, a team member of the netball and Frisbee club respectively. AMANDA LIM JIA NING Amanda Lim is an aspiring doctor currently finishing up her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the University of Tasmania. She has worked in multiple hospitals in Australia, India and Malaysia. Her research areas include dermatology, bushfires and post-traumatic stress disorder. She sits as the organising chairperson for various clubs and society. She has been published in the Australian Student Medical Journal, won different awards from the International Asian Medical Students’ Association and has been shortlisted for the Vice Chancellor Leadership Award 2013. In addition, she is a keen sportswoman, participating in badminton, netball, handball and marathons in Australia.

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Engineering Excellence Award MOHD ZULHILMI

SIERRA CELASTRA

MOHD ZULHILMI PAIZ ISMADI Zulhilmi is a PhD student at Monash University, Melbourne, majoring in mechanical engineering. His excellent academic background has gained him numerous scholarships such as the Monash University International Scholarship for Excellence, Monash Graduate Scholarship and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to name a few. Zulhilmi has also developed valuable technical and professional skills by serving as an intern in organizations like PETRONAS, Ensham Resources and Monash University. Besides, he has also contributed his knowledge to publications such as Physics of Fluids, PLoS One and Scientific Malaysian Magazine(scientificmalaysian.com). He is a member of the World Federation of Hemophilia and the project manager of Hemophilia Society of Malaysia. SIERRA CELASTRA SARINA RAMLI Being a third year student in the University of Western Australia, Celastra is the Vice President of the Chemical and Process Engineering Club of The University of Western Australia. She has won the prize for Best Student Contribution from The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics during the UWA Open Day 2012. Celastra is also the UniDiscovery Role Model of The University of Western Australia. She currently works as a market research assistant at Capitalis in Perth.

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KARYA KREATIF Untitled feeling

Nur

I step up the stairs But descend inside myself

Setiap yang mendatang, Setiap saat pasti kan pergi, Meninggalkan dunia, Jangan sangka itu semua mimpi.

How do I declare, the unwinding, the elixir of despair? Hoping that this raining heart never stops me to feel fear, Of something that I pretend to hide, Asking where is my sincerely? Hoping that every tear it drops, Will be always crystal clear, So that when it drowns me out, I can see you in insanity. Its complicate to explicate, How to write this with a pen of invisible hand. It is a waste to eradicate all the inks, which you can’t ever predict When its going to end When you know it, you feel like knowing it, But you do it, like you own it, Pushing yourself to the limit, Stop it!, you are not your own.

Tatkala ia menjelang, Satu saat pun tak berhenti, Menyesal tak berguna, Fantasia itu realiti. Ku-tersedar dari lamunan, Hilang api, tanah, air, Dan angin yang berakhir, Tinggallah sekujur badan, Ku-tak tertanggung perasaan, Bila cair warna zahir, Yang batin pun terukir, Jelaslah kebutaan. Oh... Mana kau Ya Nur, Ku tersadung bayang tubuh sendiri, Tunjukkanlah Nur, Terlalu terang untukku menyaksi

Both written by Fahroni Hamdan, 3rd Year Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne former President of Badan Hal Ehwal Islam dan Pembangunan Insan (EHSAN)

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CHAIRPERSON’S OFFICE: CHAIRPERSON: AINA LIM 3RD YEAR, BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE CORPORATE RELATIONS DIRECTOR: RAYMOND LOH 2ND YEAR, BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE LIAISON DIRECTOR: DWAYNE ONG 2ND YEAR, BACHELOR OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR: AMIR AZNAWI ISHAK 1ST YEAR, BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING, RMIT UNIVERSITY DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON’S OFFICE: DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON: SHARIFAH ALIA ALSAGOFF 3RD YEAR, BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER: EN LERK LAW 3RD YEAR, BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE WELFARE DIRECTOR: AHMAD SAIFUL ISLAM 2ND YEAR, BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING, RMIT UNIVERSITY SECRETARIAT: SECRETARY: TAN YING 3RD YEAR, BACHELOR OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE VICE SECRETARY: CYNTHIA LEE 2ND YEAR, BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE TREASURY: TREASURER: JEN CHAN 2ND YEAR, BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

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Fiesta Malaysia 2013 Fiesta Malaysia promotes our beloved, Malaysia’s specialty, which comprises our multiracial culture and society. This event invites people from other nations to experience Malaysia’s culture, such as the concept of Eid spirit’s open house.

GRADUAN-MASCA Australia (Melbourne) Recruitment Drive 2013 This annual recruitment drive provides career opportunities for back home in Malaysia for students (undergraduates, postgraduates, fresh graduates and working professionals) all over Australia. Students can just submit their resumes to whichever companies they’re interested.

Malaysian Aspiration Summit 2013

ASEAN Business Challenge 2013

Malaysian Aspiration Program (MAP) organizes this event and MAP is also MASCA Victo- ria’s intellectual arm. This empowers students of Malaysia to learn about the national issues of Malaysia so that a difference can be made back home.

The ASEAN Business Challenge is organized by MASCA Victoria and designed by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This challenge started since the year 2012. It gives great opportunities to students not only from the commerce field and also from other fields such as science or arts to gain experiences and to meet the industry’s top

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ASEAN Games Australia 2013

Malaysian Games 2013

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This multinational sports competition provides student athletes across Australia to gather and manifest their talent in sports. Malaysian Games

The biggest Malaysian sports event and its aim is also similar to ASEAN Games Australia, to give Malaysians an opportunity to get involved in the community and also to enlighten their university life.

Mega Raya Melbourne is the largest ‘raya’ event in Melbourne! Done in a ‘rumah terbuka’ style. There were 1000s of guests came to celebrate raya together.

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YI WENTEE LIAISON DIRECTOR 2ND YEAR, B. ACTUARIAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES MICHELLE WONG CHIN YEE EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY NAADIRA ZULKIFLI SOCIAL & WELFARE DIRECTOR 2ND YEAR, B. ACTUARIAL STUDIES MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY NORDALILA ABDUL NASIR CULTURAL DIRECTOR 2ND YEAR, B. ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

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NEW SOUTH WALES CHAPTER PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS MEET AND GREET 2013 MASCA NSW provides an annual meet and greets sessions with new members of its family. Traditionally held in Malaysian Hall in Randwick, it attracts close 300 students mainly first year students. MASCA NSW uses this platform to promote friendship amongst first year as well provide advices to new students about living in NSW. The event is supportedd by Education Malaysia Australia (EM).

INTER CLUB CONFERENCE (ICC) 2013

MALAM GEMA MALAYSIA (MGM) 2013

In New South Wales, there is massive number of Malaysian Association and a way to bring all of them together, MASCA NSW had organized a conference where students from different MSO’s in NSW can gather and meet each other. This is a great platform where students can voice out their opinions and problems that are important for the welfare of all students in NSW.

Every year MASCA NSW organizes MGM to give way to the artistic talents of NSW students. The 2-hour ticketed show is held in Sydney, as it is the center of most activities for students. Students from different courses are put together to form a team that will perform an array of soulful and cultural performances.

The conference focuses on building relationships amongst MSO’s in NSW so they can bring the full potentials of representing Malaysian students. The representatives discuss major issues that circulate student in each club and how they can overcome it. The idea of ICC is to unite all MSO’s in NSW to become better in getting students and become more synergized.

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This event commemorates the essence of Malaysia in the form of arts and performances. Performances are ranged from plays, poetries, and musicals. During the event, traditional foods are served as refreshment to the guests to succumb the Malaysian taste buds. This is one of the most highly anticipated events of Malaysians students in Sydney


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QUEENSLAND CHAPTER MOHD NU’AIM MOHD NOH CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. ENG (MECHANICAL) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

ALISA ILYA SEENI MOHAMED LIAISON DIRECTOR 2ND YEAR, B. COMMERCE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

FATHIAH NADIA JURAIMY SOCIAL & WELFARE DIRECTOR 3RD YEAR, B. ENGINEERING (CHEMICAL) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

AISYAH MOHD ROSLAN DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. LAW BOND UNIVERSITY

AZALIA HANI OTHMAN MEDIA & IT DIRECTOR PHD OF VETERINARY SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

MOHAMMAD AKMAL AZHAR CULTURAL DIRECTOR 3RD YEAR, B. REGIONAL & TOWN PLANNING UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

ELMIRINA MOHD ROHAIZI SECRETARY 3RD YEAR, B. ENGINEERING (CHEMICAL) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ROHAIDAH BAHARI TREASURER 2ND YEAR, B. COMMERCE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

FIKRI AZZIM JUMAIDI MEDIA & IT DIRECTOR 3RD YEAR, B. BIOTECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND WAN MUHAMMAD HANIFF SPORTS DIRECTOR 3RD YEAR, B. ENGINEERING (CHEMICAL) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

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MEET AND GREET 2013 MASCA Qld kick-start the year with Meet and Greet 2013. Held on 24th March in UQ lakes, University of Queensland, this event aimed to gather Malaysians, newcomers especially, in one place for them to mingle around and get to know each other. An information session was conducted prior to the BBQ event for the newcomers in order to give an insight about life here in Queensland. While enjoying home styled meals, attendees were entertained by an array of performances, which include MAS- CATS (MASCA Dance Troupe).

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SPORTS CARNIVAL 2013

TALENTIME 2013

Queensland Sports Carnival was the second event in line organized by MASCA QLD. As the name implies, this event was all about promoting sports and healthy lifestyle to Malaysians here in Queensland. QSC took place on the 13th of April at UQ Gymnasium and Connell Building, both in University of Queensland. During the event, contestants were given the opportunity to participate in any one or more games contested namely volleyball, futsal, basketball, touch rugby, badminton, netball and ping pong. This event attracted Malaysians from all over Queensland.

For this event, participants get to show off their talents in performing arts which could be anything from singing, acting, dancing and even silat performance while the audience gets a taste of good entertainments by fellow Malaysians. Talentime attracted 9 participations with 7 in groups and 2 performed as solo and also a crowd of about 120 people. The winner of Talentime 2013 was the 3 Jam band, followed by Kpoppers as the first runner up and another band called the 90’s TV bagged up Talentime’s third prize.

CHIT CHAT KOPITIAM 2013 Chit Chat Kopitiam is a new MASCA QLD initiative. This event is a platform to introduce INSAN Conference, which took place later in October the same year. Focusing on intellectual element, Chit Chat Kopitiam was made up of two components, which are the roundtable discussion and the Cashflow 101 game. Participants were served with homemade “kuih” and “teh tarik” while having a discussion bout “Your Experience in Australia” led by a moderator for each group. This was later followed by the Cashflow 101 game sponsored by Leaderonomics. Through this board game, the player will be taught on the basics of investments in a fun way.

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Riang Ria Raya was held a week after the original eid day and at UQ Lakes. Riang Ria Raya was organized in collaboration with PPMQ, UMNO QLD, QUTMYSA, UQMSA and BUMA. The interesting part about Riang Ria Raya was the “merewang” session which took place the day before the highlighted event itself. Students, undergraduates and postgraduates gathered at the chairperson’s house to prepare all the Malaysian delicacies for up to 500 people. Menu for Riang Ria Raya consists of Beef and Chicken Satay, Beef Rendang, Bubur Cha Cha and many more. The event day saw the presence of crowds from all ages that came with colourful traditional outfits. The four hours event was filled with a lined of performances, duit raya giveaway to the kids and lucky draws which entitled the winners to many exciting gifts including gift vouchers.

INSAN CONFERENCE 2013 INSAN was a one-day program, took place on the 11th of October here in University of Queensland. The program consisted of 3 components that starts off with an intellectual discourse as the morning session, followed by a session with Talentcorp and was concluded with the Cashflow 101 game competition. The next session was conducted by Talentcorp, which is the sole sponsor of INSAN and was led by Ms. Yazmin who gave an insightful talk about the role of Talentcorp in helping Malaysian students overseas. There were two lucky draw sessions took place during INSAN where the winners were presented with apple products. For the Cashflow 101 board game competition, 30 participants who signed up prior to INSAN program were grouped into smaller groups of 5 per board game. The players were to win the qualifying and semi-final rounds for them to be qualified to participate in the final round. The competition lasted until 8pm with one winner walking away $200 richer.

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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY CHAPTER CHAIRPERSON: YUGATHES THAMIL SELVAN 3RD YEAR, B. LAW AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING DIRECTOR: AMEERA FATIENA ABDUL HADI 1ST YEAR, B. ENG (MECHANICAL) AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

SPORTS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR: RICK CHIONG, LI SHENG 2ND YEAR, B. LAW & COMMERCE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON: NOOR IRA NADIRA ANUAR 3RD YEAR, B. MED SCIENCE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

SOCIAL & WELFARE DIRECTOR: BRENDA TAN 2ND YEAR, B. COMMERCE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

HOO CHANG JIEN 3RD YEAR, B. ENG AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

SECRETARY: GOH TZE HOW 2ND YEAR, B. SCIENCE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

EDUCATION & CAREER DIRECTOR: GAN CHIN CHIN 3RD YEAR, B. PHILOSOPHY AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

TREASURER: RAMYA BALACHANDREN 2ND YEAR, B. LAW AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

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ZAIDATUL ALEEZA BINTI ZAKI 1ST YEAR, B. COMMERCE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

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MASCA ACT provides an annual meet and greet session with new members of its family. Being in such a small territory, the Malaysian society in Canberra is well united and the meet and greet event helps us achieve just that. The event consists of welcoming new students and introducing them to the Malaysian students in Canberra.

MALAM GEMILANG: VIVA ‘LAH’ MALAYSIA 2013 Gemilang Malaysia (MGM) is sure is something to look forward to in every second half of a year. Among the highlights of MGM are the celebration of the anniversary of Malaysia’s independence and Malaysia Day as the celebration of these two special days was included in the itinerary of the event. MGM has an air of formality in which the guests were to sit at a table and enjoyed the lined up performances will enjoying a full course dinner.

MASCA ACT CYBER WARS 2013 MASCA ACT Cyber Wars 2013 caters to all gamers in ACT who love a good harmless battle in the virtual world. The event took place on the 19th of August this year over a period of two weeks to accommodate the students’ busy schedule. There were three games to choose from upon registration which were League of Legends, DOTA 2 and FIFA 2013. 2nd EDITION | 2013


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WESTERN AUSTRALIA CHAPTER ARIF KAMAR ZAMAN ACTING-CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ALIATUL HUDA AZRI SECRETARY 2ND YEAR, ACCOUNTING & TAXATION, CURTIN UNIVERSITY

ZAFRI ZULKEFFELI PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER 1ST YEAR, ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

IZZWAN ISAHAK DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON FINAL YEAR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS, CURTIN UNIVERSITY

ASHMAN AMIRUDIN TREASURER 2ND YEAR, ACCOUNTING & MANDARIN, CURTIN UNIVERSITY

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MEET AND GREET BBQ 2013 Meet and Greet BBQ is held every year to welcome new students and a mini gathering to cherish the moment with friends and families. This year, it was held at George Burnett Park in Karawara. Apart from delicious food, there were exciting games, goodie bags and lucky draw

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS (MALAYSIAN YOUNG MIND) 2013 An intellectual organisation which promotes healthy discussion platform among Malaysian students

MASCA WALYMPICS 2013

MASCA AWARD NIGHT 2013

This is the first time sport event organised by Masca WA and its affliates(Miswa Inc and AMS Curtin).It’s also in collaboration with Kelab Umno Western Australia (KUWA) and Swan Titans. This event is sponsored by Education Malaysia Australia Perth (EMAP) and IDP Australia.

The event was designed to acknowledge the talents of Malaysian students here in Perth, Western Australia. Through this recognition, we aim to encourage the Malaysian students to excel academically, as well as being active in various Malaysian student societies, activities and competitions. The 1st MASCA Awards Night was also a night to celebrate each and every student affiliate of MASCA WA in Perth together with their student members, cherishing the successful year we had in organising events for the Malaysian students. 2nd EDITION | 2013


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RAJA MUHAMAD DANIAL CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. ENG (MECHANICAL) ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

NURUL AZWA SOCIAL DIRECTOR 2ND YEAR, B. LAW ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

MATHUVAPAN SEKAR DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON 2ND YEAR, B. ENG, (PETROLEUM) ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

ALMAZ DIANAH AHMAD KAMAL SOCIAL DIRECTOR 3RD EAR, B. ENG (MECHANICAL), ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

REHANNA AHMAD RAZIF SECRETARY 2ND YEAR, B. LAW, ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

AIZAT ABD RAHIM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR 2ND EAR, B. MARKETING SOUTH AUSTRALIA UNIVERSITY

AMIRAH NABILA AZMAN TREASURER 2ND YEAR, B. COMMERCE (ACCOUNTING) ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

NURLIZA MASOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2ND YEAR, B. FINANCE ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY

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WELCOMING BBQ 2013

An on-going initiative by MASCA SA, this was continued, better and more efficiently in 2013 with the assistance of the International Students’ Centre of The University of Adelaide. Being student representatives, we were the first few faces to greet the new students upon their arrival at the airport. They were then brought to Bradford Lodge, for a short.

Definitely a great kick-start to our term was our Welcoming BBQ. This by far, is the LARGEST Malaysian BBQ event in South Australia with almost 500 Malaysians attending. Lucky draws were also done to attract the crowd with great prizes such as iPod Shuffles and gift card vouchers offered. The aim of the welcoming BBQ is to make the newcomers to feel right at home with a very information

MEET AND GREET WITH EMA 2013

CAREER FORUM 2013

In continuation of our Welcoming BBQ, the Meet and Greet serves as an orientation program for our newly arrived Malaysian students. Dr Jumiati Ismail, the Director of Education Malaysia graced us with her attendance alongside Encik Imran of JPA and Inspector Jane from South Australia Police who gave an interactive talk about safety in SA. The meet and greet aim to give a welcoming speech.

Career Forum is an annual forum organized by MASCA SA. Organized under our very own MASCA Professional Development sector, an Adelaide - Kuala Lumpur video conference was held with Malaysia’s distinguished leaders such as Johan Merican of Talentcorp, representatives from Sime Darby, University of Malaya and many more participants. Career Forum received a fullhouse attendence

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SPEAK UP! 2013

UMNO SA’S MERDEKA RAYA 2013

Being MASCA SA’s new initiative, Speak Up is the project we take pride in most. Aiming to produce not just world-class leaders but INDIVIDU- ALS with quality and excellent soft-skills, Speak Up started with two sessions with SA’s public speaking guru, David Griggs in April followed by another 2-day session, which tested their level of integrity, discipline, communication, confidence

UMNO SA Merdeka Raya is a collaboration of MASCA SA with UMNO SA. The event was run smoothly with many Malaysians attending. There was also a best-dressed award alongside the delicious array of food served. It was definitely a great event and we look forward to working with UMNO SA again in the future.

OZ ASIA FESTIVAL : THE LAUNCH 2013

OZ ASIA FESTIVAL : THREE WEDDINGS AND A COOK 2013

In collaboration with Oz Asia Festival, an annual multicultural festival held in SA, Oz Asia Festival features Malaysia for 2013. Being the representatives of Malaysians in SA, MASCA SA was invited to be a part of this magnificent yearly event. For the launch at Adelaide Festival Centre, MASCA SA contributed in providing performances for the night. It was an honor to be a part of the launch and

Three Weddings and a Cook was an exhibition of Malaysian weddings and dances. Handled by our MASCA Cultural sector, the event was smoothly organized with our Joget Lambak dancers being one of the main attractions that day.

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S. AUSTRALIA OZ ASIA FESTIVAL SOUTH (SOUTH) EAST BY DANIEL CONNELL AND MASCA SA 2013

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One of our biggest pride this year would definitely be this one. Daniel Connell is a South Australian artist whose passion lies in multicultural arts. Aiming to promote the ‘faces of Malaysia’, this was an ongoing event from the month of May till October where MASCA SA has been working with Daniel by allowing him to paint the portraits of our fellow Malaysian students, which were then exhibited for SA to see at Adelaide’s Nexus Art Gallery. To top it all off, the portraits were projected on a building right in the middle of Adelaide CBD on King William Street for two weeks straight. This was definitely a wonderful experience on our behalf all thanks to the efforts of our Chairperson, Raja Daniel

OZ ASIA FESTIVAL MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL 2013 Being an initiative of MASCA Cultural, we sent our Joget Lambak and Sumazau dancers to perform for the grandest ceremony of Oz Asia Festival. Despite the event itself being canceled due to bad weather, the endless rehearsals, networks and experiences we’ve obtained in making this work are priceless.

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FATIN AMALINA MAHMOOD CHAIRPERSON 4TH YEAR, B. LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MOHAMAD SHAFIQ BIN MOHAMAD SOBRI IT & MEDIA DIRECTOR 4TH YEAR, B. LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MARYAM SHAHEEDA SAIFUL BAHRI MASCA IDEAS DIRECTOR 4TH YEAR, B. ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MOHD SABRI MUHAMMAD YUSUF HONG DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON 3RD YEAR, B. LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MOHAMAD AMIR BIN MOHAMAD YUSOFF IT & MEDIA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 1ST YEAR, B. ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MUHAMMAD FAIZ BIN NORDIN MASCA IDEAS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 4TH YEAR, B. ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

EE-JON YEOH SECRETARY 4TH YEAR, B. ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

KEVIN SIAH KEE JIN SPORTS DIRECTOR 4TH YEAR, B. ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

DANIS CHONG WAY SHEN CHARITY & CULTURAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR 1ST YEAR, B. BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MOHD AMIR AIMAN MUSTAFFA KAMAL TREASURER 4TH YEAR, B. MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MICHELE TIE SHU YING SPORTS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 3RD YEAR, B. PHARMACY, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

MUHAMMAD HAIKAL MOHD NASIR LIAISON OFFICER 4TH YEAR, B. MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

WAN DANIAL MOHAMMED NOOR MASCA IDEAS, EDUCATION & CAREER DIRECTOR 4TH YEAR, B. MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

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MALAYSIAN RAISING FLAG CEREMONY 2013

JOM! Festival is an event full of cultural elements for all Malaysians, local communities and everyone to come together and enjoy. With the aim to promote Malaysian culture, visitors to this event were entertained by lion dance, malay-borneo dances and other traditional Malaysian dances

MascaIdeas is all about sharing ideas or thoughts for the betterment of Malaysia. Through “Kopitiam connection”, individuals get to voice out and discuss issues or current affairs which can be anything from politics, economy, election, health care, racial integration, law, international relation, and many more.

August 2013 marked the 56th year of Malaysia’s Independence. Being away from Malaysia does not stop the students from showing off their patriotism towards their motherland. Hence, in conjunction with the Malaysia Independence day, Malaysian Flag Raising Ceremony was held on the day itself, which took place at International Wall of Friendship (188 Collins Street).

MEET AND GREET CUM RAYA OPEN HOUSE WITH EMA 2013 Tasmania Raya Open House was organized by MASCA Tasmania in collaboration with UTAS MMS on 17th of August 2013 at TUU Ref Steps. The event also acted as a Meet & Greet event with EMA, who came all the way from Sydney for the day. And as most open houses, crowds were generously spoilt for choices as there were heaps of raya delicacies such as Kuah Lodeh and Chicken Rendang

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Starting clockwise from top left | MASA Operations Manager, Hanan Mohsin, MASA Manager of Mainstream Media, Rehanna Razif and MASA Head of Marketing and Media, Syahir Zaini being interviewed about MASA live on Malaysia Hari Ini; MASCA SA’s cultural event in collaboration with Oz Asia Festival, the largest cultural Festival in South Australia; MASCA Victoria being credited for their stellar efforts in giving back to the society via their initiative, InspireSEA; MASA Head of Marketing and Media being interviewed via phone live on Malaysia Hari Ini to promote MASA; An initiative on behalf of MASCA to collect funds for the fallen heroes of Lahad Datu which got the attention of the Malaysian Medias; MASCA SA featured on the front page of The Messenger promoting Oz Asia Festival featuring Malaysia; South (south) East, an art initiative done by MASCA SA in collaboration with Adelaide’s well-known artist, Daniel Connell which helped promote the faces of Malaysia.

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Thank you for reading the 2nd edition of MASCAzine. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d like to especially thank our partners and sponsors for realising Malaysia’s first student magazine in Australia. As Australia constitutes the largest Malaysian student community in the world, we hope to capture the ‘Australia experience’ of Malaysian students through MASCAzine. 2013 has been a great journey and we look forward to more opportunities next year. We invite you to join our growing family.

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COMING TO AUSTRALIA

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Finalise everything regarding accommodation and the university you are enrolled into

Donate, sell or throw unwanted things

Arrange airport pick up

Pack up everything and ship them home

Make a farewell party

Claim taxes

Ensure Passport, visa and COE are with you

Close bank accounts

Pay fines

Settle all bills

Keep in contact with sponsors (for next chapter in life!)

Prepare extra money for emergency expenses

Don’t forget to bring pictures of your loved ones

Bring enough clothes to survive Make a list of important stuff to bring and make sure you bring all of it

Buy things that you can’t get in Malaysia (eg: Cherries, vegemite, etc)

Travel to a place you’ve never been in Australia

Meet up people you might not see again Buy souvenirs for friends and family Enjoy your last few days in Australia

COVER ART & LAYOUT BY AMAR QASTELLANI 2nd EDITION | 2013


Negaraku Tanah tumpahnya darahku Rakyat hidup Bersatu dan maju Rahmat bahagia Tuhan kurniakan Raja kita Selamat bertakhta Rahmat Bahagia Tuhan kurniakan Raja kita Selamat bertakhta

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2ND EDITION | 2013

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2nd edition of the official magazine of the Malaysian Students' Council of Australia (MASCA)

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2nd edition of the official magazine of the Malaysian Students' Council of Australia (MASCA)

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