Australia-Malaysia Muslim Exchange Program
The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur hosted six Australian Muslim youth leaders who participated in the Australia-Malaysia Muslim Exchange Program from 8 to 12 December 2014. This was the second visit by a delegation of Australian Muslim youth leaders, following on from the first visit in May 2013. Six young Malaysian Muslim leaders took part in the Australian leg of the program in April and December 2013.
The Australia-Malaysia Muslim Exchange Program is an Australian Government initiative, supported by the Malaysian Government. The program enables young Australians and Malaysians to travel to each other’s countries and develop a stronger understanding of other cultures and faiths.
The Australia-Malaysia Muslim Exchange Program is funded by the Australia-Malaysia Institute, which is housed in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Australian delegates (Kemal Brkic, Amna Karra-Hassan, Imran Lum, Maha Najjarine, Nur Shkembi and Ruffiath Yousuff) participated in the week-long program which included a series of tours, meetings, roundtable conversations, panel discussions and media interviews. The participants met with religious leaders, academics, community leaders, politicians and journalists during their visit to Malaysia.