Current and upcoming events

 

The Malaysian Culture Group's Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday, 25th April, 2019

Time: 10.00 a.m. for a 10.30 a.m. start

Cost: No fee

Venue:  Carcosa Seri Negara, Taman Tasik Perdana

 

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10.00 to 10.30  Registration

10.30 to 11.30  AGM

11.30 to 12:30  Key Note Speaker, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor will talk about his travels in Antartica.

12.300 to 13.30 Lunch

 
 

The MCG is holding its annual AGM on April 25th, 2019 at 10:00 am in order to fulfill our mandate re the Registrar of Societies.   We hope you will attend, and help us make our quorum. Please note that your membership fees for 2019 must be paid in full to attend and vote at the AGM or to submit a proxy vote.

To inform new members, and to remind those of you who have been to an AGM before, the following business is conducted at our AGM:

Under section 8(1) of the Constitution, the supreme authority of The MCG is vested in the Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Section 8(3) indicates the following business items of the AGM:

- To receive the minutes of the previous general meeting (April 2018)

- To receive the committee’s report on the workings of The MCG during the previous year

- To receive the Treasurer’s report and the audited accounts of the MCG for the previous year

- To elect a Committee and appoint auditors for the ensuing year

- To deal with other matters identified in motions for discussion and    amendments to the Constitutions

Please consider running to serve on our committee, as we need your help to keep the MCG going. Think about encouraging a friend or acquaintance to team up with you in sharing the position.

 

Please register via your personal Anyvite which will be sent shortly

 
 
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Splitting a Dato from a Datuk,

Malaysian Names & Titles

 

Date: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019


Time: 10.00 am for a 10.30 start


Cost: Members RM15, Guests RM25


Venue:  Meritz Condominiums, Jalan Mayang, KLCC

One of the most puzzling and abstract elements faced by new arrivals - after the traffic - is understanding Malaysian names, titles and forms of address. What is the difference between a Dato' and Datuk? What is a Tun and Tan Sri? What do the initials YM and YAM stand for?


Longtime MCG member Colette Hassan will enlighten us on this as she guides us through the labyrinth of the correct forms of address. Her presentation will touch on understanding titled and untitled Malaysian names, royal titles and awards, as well as on the structure of the government.
 

Colette's fascination for this subject started while she worked, for approx. 30 years, at the French and the Swiss Embassies in Kuala Lumpur. She is now retired. No books or guidelines were available then and still today, very little information exists. She, therefore, compiled this data in the hope of enabling not only newcomers to Malaysia but also long-time residents to see more clearly through this complex subject. 

 

To register please click here 

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An Introduction to Ramadhan

 

Date: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

 

Time: 10.00 am for a 10.30 start

 

Cost: Members RM15,

Guests RM25

 

Venue:  The Meritz Condominiums,

19 Jalan Mayang,

(behind Avenue K)

Kampung Baru 50450,

Kuala Lumpur

 

The fasting month of Ramadhan is fast approaching, the first day of the fasting month is Sunday, the 5th of May and will continue until the evening of Tuesday the 4th of June.

 

Many of our new members and some of our longer time members have many questions about the fasting month of Ramadhan so we have asked the MCG's longtime friend and authority on all things Malaysian, Nadge Ariffin to help us answer these questions.


Our speaker will discuss how Ramadhan is practiced in Malaysia, its rules and traditions, and how these differ from different Muslim countries around the world.  There will then be a question & answer session, so please bring any question you may have about this important time in the Muslim calendar

Please join us for what will be an interesting and informative morning.


To register please click here

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VISIT TO THE MALAYSIAN CHINESE MUSEUM

 

Date: Wed, 12th June, 2019

 

Time: 10am for a 10.30am start

 

Place: 1st Floor Wisma Huazong, Lot 15285, 0.7KM,

Lebuhraya Sungai Besi,

Seri Kembangan

 

Cost: RM20 Museum entrance fee. Members only, maximum of 20 members.

 

MCG members will be given a guided tour by staff of this unique museum, the first major museum to recount the history of the Malaysian Chinese.

 

Walking through double ornate doors, you enter the replica of a ship’s hull, which introduces Admiral Zheng Ho and his voyages to Malacca and the beginning of the migration of the Chinese.

 

A further fourteen galleries comprehensively cover topics from the early settlers and their industries and communities, to the Emergency and the New Villages.

 

Numerous artifacts, documents and records chronicle the contribution of Chinese education and culture, (one gallery is devoted to food) to Malaysia.

 

As a fitting conclusion, the final gallery: Chinese Malaysian Arts shows the integration of Chinese arts with Malay customs.

 

Please register via your personal Anyvite invite which will be sent at a later date.