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Students to engage prominent leaders at Malaysian Aspiration Summit 2014

Meld Magazine

Wed Sep 24 2014


STUDENTS from across Victoria are preparing to meet with Malaysia’s prominent leaders at the Malaysian Aspiration Summit taking place in Melbourne this weekend. Cally Sheng has more.

5th Malaysian Aspiration Summit

Young Malaysians will be meeting with leaders from government, the private sector and civil society at the Malaysian Aspiration Summit taking place in Melbourne this Sunday September 28.

Held at RMIT Storey Hall, the summit will be an all-day affair with sessions lined up from 9.15am to 4.30pm.

Organised by the Malaysian Aspiration Program, the summit is now in its fifth year, and invites international students to engage with the country’s prominent leaders across a broad range of issues from socio-political to economic development.

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Azran Osman Rani, CEO AirAsiaXThis year, the summit’s theme is ‘Living the Malaysian Dream’, which focuses on ‘Innovation’ in the corporate session and ‘What Really Matters?’ in the public policy session.

Leaders confirmed to speak at the summit include AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman-Rani, vice-president of UCSI Global Consulting Raj Kumar Ganeson, and member of parliament for the Parit Buntar constituency Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

The summit’s keynote speech will be delivered by TalentCorp Malaysia chief executive Johan Mahmood Merican.

Some 250 people are expected to attend.

Organisers say the summit’s objectives include “putting intellectual discourse on the centre stage for Malaysian youths in Australia” and to provide a national platform for student leaders to network with each other.

The Malaysian Aspiration Summit will take place this Sunday September 28 from 9.15am to 4.30pm at RMIT Storey Hall, 342 Swanston St. Visit the Malaysian Aspiration Summit website for registrations and more information about the event.