Alumni Stories

What is Your Story?

Be inspired by our alumni from various Australian Universities whose diverse careers, achievements, experiences and personal lives have shaped the world we live in. View the full videos from each of our featured alumni to learn how their degrees and university experiences have helped them achieved their successes and prove that an Australian Education is an education for World-Class Professionals.

Inaugural Video Logs

Andrew Heng

The Accountant

Captain Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin

The Pilot

Dr Ahmad Aldrie Amir

The Mangrove Ecologist

Jennifer Yeo

The Financial Planner

Sabrina Foo 

MACC Scholar/ Sales & Marketing Executive

Stephanie Yang

The Pharmaceutical Psychologist

3Gen Video Logs

Boon Cheow Hun
Wong Lye Ling
Geoffrey Kok

Grandma, Mum & Son

Colonel Professor Dato’ Dr Kamaruddin Kachar
Kalam Azam Kamaruddin
Harith Hazran Kalam Azam

Grandpa, Dad & Son

Australia and Malaysia: Alumni Vignettes

Education is the bedrock of the Australia-Malaysia relationship. It’s the reason our people-to-people links are so strong today.

Malaysians made up the largest cohort of students studying in Australia under the original Colombo Plan, providing a life-changing opportunity to a gain a higher education and contribute to Malaysia’s national development.

Since then, more than 300,000 Malaysians have studied at Australian institutions. Around 7,000 Australians have studied in Malaysia in the past decade, including over 3,000 under the New Colombo Plan.

There are 165,616 Malaysian-born in Australia. Countless hold prominent positions and embody modern Australia.

The Australia Now Malaysia, an initiative of the Australian Government is proud to present vignettes of alumni and Malaysian-Australians who tell the story of our two countries, bonded through education.

YB Dato’ Seri Mustapa ‘Tok Pa’ Mohamed

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)

Diana Chan


Mitch Francis and Alana Bird   

Former New Colombo Plan Scholars Malaysia

Govin Ruben

Designer & Theatremaker

Hijjas & Bilqis Kasturi

Architect, Dance Producer & Critic

Dato’ Mary Lim

Federal Court Judge

Jeremy Fernandez

Presenter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Captain Faiz Kamaludin

Flight Captain