MALACCA: A two-day seminar on the Tamil influence and contributions towards Malacca will be held on Dec 15 and Dec 16 at Rumah Media Auditorium here.
The seminar is organised by the Malacca Museum Corporation (PERZIM) incollaboration with the Malacca Tamil Association and the Indian Studies Department of Arts and Social Science Faculty of University Malaya in conjunction with the upcoming Malacca 750th anniversary celebration.
State Rural & Agriculture Development committee chairman, Datuk R.Perumal told reporters that many historical evidence points to the fact that the Indian language and culture had a great influence on the lifestyles of the people in South East Asian countries including Malaysia.
“We have to make an intensive study on the history of the Indian community and their contributions as it is during the reign of the Malacca Sultanate and its not anecdotal.
It is hoped that through this seminar, the speakers will further enlightened everyone on the Indian contributions through their research and findings”, said Perumal adding that during the Malacca Sultanate the Indian culture had been widely assimilated locally during the arrival and presence of Indian traders.
Perzims senior manager Khamis Abas said that the objective of the seminar is to accumulate all the findings and research from the various speakers on the Tamils contribution particularly during the era of the Malacca Sultanate.
“This seminar also serves as a platform for all these speakers todivulge their research and findings”, said Khamis.
The seminar is opened to the public and the attendance fee is RM 50 and as for students of institutes of higher learning, the fee will only cost RM10.
Registration form for attendance can be obtained from http://www.perzim.gov.my or for further information contact Syahidah Abu Sah or Noor Azimah Md Ali at 06-2826526/2811289/2841934 or email: email@example.com.