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AUGUST 2012 NEWSLETTER

SPICES Editor’s Words It’s August and Malaysians would know that it’s time to celebrate Hari Merdeka! We have had 2 major events this month—the annual Snow Adventure and Malam Kenduri. It was hard work to get them on and going, and we thank you, the members for your unfaltering support! Up next is our very own Jom Sembang! session. We will also be joining Harmony Day, where our subcommiittee team will demonstrate their mettle in the culinary arts. Last but not least, keep updated withSyok! Malaysia. the first of its kind in Canberra. Now get those assignments and mid-semester exams over and done with and be prepared for another full load of events! Chin Chin Editor & Social and Welfare Officer

Upcoming Events: Jom Sembang! The 2nd session is coming soon, and you get to decide what we will talk about! Visit the event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/

Harmony Day Missed out on Malam Kenduri? Fret not, we’re having a stall on Harmony Day! Get your tickets now!

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More updates on Facebook and our webpage at http://mso.weblogs.anu.edu.au/


Syok! Malaysia Syok! Malaysia is a collaborative effort of all the Malaysian student societies in Canberra, with the aim to celebrate and showcase Malaysian culture, foods and heritage to the community. Based on the theme of delighting the five senses, Syok Malaysia will bring various aspects of Malaysian culture to live on the day, be it tasting our diverse food or watching traditional dances of the different races, or trying your hand at batik painting and other crafts. Come and enjoy what the festival has to offer!

For more information, please visit: http://www.syokmalaysia.com/

Snow Adventure August 11th was an early day for participants of the annual Snow Adventure. 48 members visited Thredbo for an exciting winter experience. Members were treated with a widely complimented fried rice before making their way up the snowy slopes of the Thredbo Snowy Mountains. We had our share of bruises and cuts, but also laughter and joy. Thanks to the sponsorship department, members managed to get an all-time lowest price of $125 for this great experience. Event organizer Hunter missed the fun due to personal agenda, but we thank him for his effort in making the event a success!

Chin Chin Social and Welfare Officer


Malam Kenduri Who would dare to miss the grandest event by MSO? On 25th August, we had our night of the year at Theo Notaras Multicultural Center with the theme—Dance Dance Malaysia. Featuring delicious Malaysian cuisine and traditional dance performances, members also stood a chance to win the raffle grand prize—a trip to Koh Samui for 2! On the other hand, the Best Dress awards for the night went to Radin and Sheila, congrats (and thanks for your performance)! Recipes for dishes served would be updated soon at our official website: http://mso.weblogs.anu.edu.au/

Megat Culture and Events Officer


Meet the Subcommittee! Harlow, people! Everyone calls me De Lon, Goh. I'm a Malaysian, comes from Malaysia. I'm currently studying Bachelor of Finance, majoring in Finance, so if anyone sees me around CBE remember to say "Hi!" or whatever, maybe occasionally. Hi there! I'm Lip Yi and I'm a really proud Sarawakian. I'm currently studying Bachelor of Laws. I love food, especially when it's good and free. :) Hello, I am Yao Xiong from Kuala Lumpur, but I have been living in Shanghai for the past nine years. I am an engineering first year, and I am excited to be able to help out in MSO’s events. Hi, guys..! I’m Joeyearn Wong from Kuala Lumpur. Currently I’m doing Bachelor of Finance and I love food…! It’s Malaysian food to be precise. ^^, Hello everyone! Rehan Veer Singh is here! Right now I’m studying Bachelor of Commerce at ANU. In MSO, I feel very excited about Malaysian being able to act like Malaysian.. :)

Hello I’m Ghai Jon. I’m from Shah Alam, Selangor. I love sports. I’m doing combined degree of economics and finance. I love playing games, especially board games. Come find me for a game or two!

Compiled by Othman Social and Welfare Officer


Malaysia Current Affairs - A Brief Glance Malaysian creates history during Raya PETALING JAYA: Missing this year’s Hari Raya celebrations at home was hard but proved worthwhile when Rizal Ashram Ramli became the first Malaysian to win two races in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia championship. Read more: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/8/28/ nation/11922091&sec=nation

Malaysia in crackdown on illegal workers A short video on our immigration unit with Jennifer Pak. Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19388858

Australian Open champ Nicol vows to get squash into Olympics

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian squash queen Nicol David reigned supreme in the Australian Open in Canberra, picking up her 62nd Women’s Squash Association (WSA) title, and once again voiced her determination to see the sport grace the Olympics. Read more: http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2012/8/21/ sports/11888005&sec=sports

Review promised after Malaysia internet law protest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he will review changes to a law critics say restricts free speech online, after protests. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19251896

EDITOR

Gan Chin Chin


[MSO Newsletter] Spices - August Edition