13 April 2022
Speakers Series finale in KL!
Held at the Australian High Commission’s theatre, five highly engaging online and in-person events were held over four days focused on the themes of: youth entrepreneurship changing the world; climate action; resilient leadership; creative disruption; and the next big opportunities for Australia and Malaysia.
19 January 2022
Australia now Lights Up – Kuala Lumpur!
Australia now: Lights Up is a dazzling light show projected onto the Australian High Commission building in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Lights Up is the centrepiece of the Australia now Malaysia program, running from 7:30pm to 11:30pm every night from 20 – 30 January 2022.
29 November 2021
Elevating relationships – Australian Foreign Minister visits Malaysia
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Marise Payne recently visited Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia to advance relationships with key partners, strengthening our shared work in promoting the region’s economic and health recovery from COVID-19.
In Malaysia, Minister Payne co-chaired the Australia-Malaysia Annual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, the Hon. Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah – the first since our relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) in January 2021.
6 October 2021
A virtual launch!
The Australia now Malaysia program launched yesterday, celebrating our deep bilateral ties and Australia’s economic, technological, education and cultural links with Malaysia.
Launching ‘virtually’ was a first for the Australia now program.
1 October 2021
The official Australia now Malaysia launch
The virtual launch includes a preview of the exciting Australia now Malaysia program, followed by an In Conversation with Malaysian born Australian cook, author and TV presenter, Adam Liaw, hosted by writer and comedian, Jennifer Wong.
24 September 2021
Get ready for Adam & Poh’s Malaysia in Australia
Two of Australia’s favourite chefs, Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow, join forces in their first ever on-screen collaboration to create Adam & Poh’s Malaysia in Australia. Adam and Poh embark on a cultural and culinary road trip to discover amazing produce from towns across Australia.
28 July 2021
Chopsticks or Fork?
Australia and Malaysia both have vibrant food cultures. Many country towns in Australia have a favourite local Chinese restaurant. It’s an intrinsic part of Australian identity: a place for celebration, relationships, and community. But who are the people who run these restaurants? Where are they from? Why do they choose to work behind the wok, and what’s their favourite dish on the menu?
18 June 2021
Perth – Ready, Set, Launch!
Australia now Malaysia 2020-21 was officially launched in Perth on 14 June, in partnership with the Western Australian Government.
In attendance were The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, chef Adam Liaw and Malaysian Consul-General to Perth Ahmad Fikri Zakian, who all enjoyed an evening celebrating the deep links shared between Australia and Malaysia.
3 September 2020
Australia now 2021 will celebrate our links with Malaysia
In welcoming Malaysian Foreign Minister the Hon Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah on his first visit to our shores as Foreign Minister, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said that she was very proud to announce Malaysia as the 2021 focus country for Australia’s flagship public diplomacy program.
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