Sarawak to host international Chinese Muslim conference in August


KUCHING: Sarawak is set to host an international conference exploring the roles and impact of Chinese Muslims in embracing the future.

Organised by the Malaysia Chinese Muslim Association (Macma), the International Chinese Muslim Conference will take place here on Aug 18-20, with Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg expected to officiate it.

Macma president Prof Datuk Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin said the event would provide a platform for scholars, leaders and experts to exchange ideas and best practices to promote development and prosperity.

"We believe this conference will contribute to strengthening interfaith cooperation and promoting peace, harmony and prosperity among people of all faiths and backgrounds.

"Macma strongly supports the Malaysia Madani concept where we celebrate diversity and inspire positive values in our society," he said in a statement on Friday (March 24).

The conference is expected to draw participants from Singapore, China, Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan, including representatives from government, academia and civil society organisations.

It will feature sessions on topics such as education, business and finance, culture and the role of Chinese Muslims with other citizens in promoting peace and development.

Participants will get to engage in networking events and cultural activities highlighting the history and traditions of Chinese Muslim communities.

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