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
Captain Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin
Dr Ahmad Aldrie Amir
The Mangrove Ecologist
The Financial Planner
MACC Scholar/ Sales & Marketing Executive
The Pharmaceutical Psychologist
3Gen Video Logs
Boon Cheow Hun
Wong Lye Ling
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)
Mitch Francis and Alana Bird
Former New Colombo Plan Scholars Malaysia
Designer & Theatremaker
Hijjas & Bilqis Kasturi
Architect, Dance Producer & Critic
Dato’ Mary Lim
Federal Court Judge
Presenter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Captain Faiz Kamaludin