On 24 February 2015, His Excellency Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad, High Commissioner of Malaysia had a working visit to Monbeef Pty Ltd in Cooma, New South Wales.
Monbeef is one of the halal abattoirs in Australia that has been approved to export meat to Malaysia. His Excellency was accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner Mr Zamani Ismail and three other officials of the High Commission. They were received by Mr Craig Chilcott, Chief Executive Officer of Monbeef and Mr. Ebrahim Din, Vice President of Supreme Islamic Council of Halal Meat in Australia Inc. (SICHMA).
During the visit, High Commissioner was briefed by Monbeef and SICHMA on the process and procedure of preparing halal meat, from stunning, slaughtering, dressing, deboning and storage.
The delegation also had an opportunity to see the process during the visit.
(24th February 2015)
Friday, 6 February 2015, Association of Malaysian Muslim Families and The Malaysian High Commission had jointly organised Malam Cinta Rasul. An estimated 150 persons plus children attended.
Among the activities during this event were recitation of Yasin and prayers, selawat to Prophet Muhammad, donation raise for flood victims in Malaysia, nasyid performance by Australian National University’s students and a forum that provided very informative & light-hearted knowledge on beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
(6th February 2015)
The High Commission of Malaysia has the honor to imform on the retirement of the Honorable Mr. Hassan Salleh, the Honorary Consul for Malaysia in Adelaide, South Australia effective from 1st October 2014.
All consular services previously under the purview of the Honorable Mr. Hassan Salleh have been taken over by the High Commission of Malaysia in Canberra from 1st October 2014 until further notice.
(1th October 2014)
21/2014 - Embassy Futsal World Cup 2014, organized by the Hyatt Canberra Hotel
On the invitation from the Hyatt Canberra Hotel, the organiser of the Embassy Futsal World Cup 2014, The Malaysian High Commission assembled a caca-marba futsal team on the eve of its first game against New Zealand on 10th June 2014. Players comprising of the has-beens from among the officers at the High Commission to those who still have it among the Local Recruited Staff packed quite a punch together with young players among the children and Defence Office cadets to give the High Commission a surprising 8-1 victory over New Zealand.
Our adversaries are not at all easy with 28 embassies sending their best to the front with big names such as Netherlands, Spain, Colombia, France,Italy,Brazil,Russia as well as Saudi Arabia, Botswana,New Zealand,United Arab Emirates,Qatar,Peru, Algeria,Chile,China,Papua New Guinea,USA,Israel,Brunei,Turkey,Indonesia,Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia,Kosovo,South Africa,Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Nepal.
The following results tells it all about our road to glory in this "world cup" in Canberra. 2nd round Msia 2- Columbia 1, Quarter Finals Msia 2-Russia 5, Semi Final Msia 4-Kosovo 4 (Kosovo win 3-2 on penalty), 3rd place Msia won beating Hyatt Canberra 8-3.
Msia Hi Comm team has proven that it might not be a "Jaguh Kampung" but has made it as "Jagoan Antarabangsa" at least in Australia. To the Malaysia Hi Comm Futsal team, we say Syabas!
(25th May 2014)
20/2014 - Southeast Asian Art and Culture: Ideas, Forms and Societies An Exhibition- All Malaysians are Invited
(30th July 2014)
19/2014 - Eid Celebration at Malaysia House - All Malaysians are Invited
(29th July 2014)
18/2014 - Malaysia High Commissioner hosted dinner for the Malaysian Parliamentarian at Rumah Malaysia
On 25 May 2014, Y.Bhg Dato Zainal Abidin Ahmad, High Commissioner hosted dinner for the Malaysian Parliamentarian at Rumah Malaysia.
The Parliamantarian delegation was led by Y.Bhg Datuk Doris Sophia Ak Brodi, Deputy President of Senate along with 11 MP's. Mission also took the opportunity to also invite all Head of Department and Malaysian PR to join in the dinner.
In attendance also was the two MH370 Canberra Team (Admiral Hanafiah and Capt Mior) who arrrived earlier that day.
The dinner allows all guest to 'mingle' and update each other on related issues such as MH370, domestic politics and current bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and Australia.
(25th May 2014)
17/2014 - Head of Mission ASEAN Committee in Canberra (ACC) Meeting 2014
On 21 May 2014, the Head of Mission ASEAN Committee in Canberra (ACC) held a meeting at Malaysia High Commission chaired by HE Dato? Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
The HOM ACC holds regular meetings to discuss various issues of interest relating to ASEAN and Australia as a whole.
Malaysia holds the chair for HOM ASEAN for the first half of 2014 (February till August)
(21st May 2014)
16/2014 - Yb Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence / Acting Minister of Transport To Australia To Attend The Mh370 Tripartite Meeting In Canberra
Senior Ministers from Australia, Malaysia and China met on 5 May 2014 to discuss the way forward for the new phase of the search for MH370.
Australia?s Deputy Prime Minister, the Honorable Warren Truss MP chaired the meeting with YB Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Transport and the Chinese Minister of Transport,
Mr Yang Chuantang on the status of the search for MH370 and future plans for the search.
The meeting reiterated that Australia will continue to assist Malaysia in the search efforts for MH370.
Steps are currently being undertaken by Australia and Malaysia to conclude a more comprehensive agreement that would clearly define the responsibilities of both Parties for aspects of the search and recovery task and, in particular,
financial responsibilities for any contracting of commercial search and recovery capabilities of the Parties.
YB Dato Seri Hishammuddin also took the opportunity during his brief stay in Canberra to visit Australia Transport Safety Bereau and meeting with Chief of Defence Force after the meeting.
(5th May 2014)