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Women's Association of the Malaysian High Commission visit The Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC)

Tuesday 16 March 2021

A delegation of The Women's Association of the Malaysian High Commission visited the Islamic Cultrual Centre
The Director General Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan and staff members greeted the delegation and thanked them for their visit and interest in the Centre.

the delegation included:

  1. Mrs. Syarifah Dayana Syeila Syed Omar
    Wife Deputy High Commissioner Malaysia (head of delegations)
  2. Mrs. Nurul Hasnah Mohd Khamin - Secretary
  3. Mrs. Nurul Aini Abu Bakar - Charity & Social Visits Bureau
  4. Mrs. Noorsuryani Yusof - Religious Bureau
  5. Mrs. Siti Nur Amini Mohd Amin - former Charity & Social Visits Bureau

Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan gave a presentation regarding the history of the Centre and the services it provides the the local and Muslim communities.

During the meeting, issues discussed included; how to improve the cultural awareness of the Malaysian community in London, also the challenges of women in the society, helping the youth and encouraging volunteering and stronger community engagement.

Discussions also included how better to serve the Malaysian diaspora within the UK which is over 100,000 in number and over 10,000 students. The Centre provides religious and cultural services for the Malaysian community (who's High Commissioner is also a Trustee of The Islamic Cultural Centre).

The delegation offered cooperation with the ICC on different cultural and social aspects and the Director General welcomed the ideas and encouraged the Malaysian delegation for their endevour to strengthen the relations with the ICC.

After the meeting a guided tour was given where the delegation visited the exhibition halls, library and prayer halls.

The delegation presented Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan with a set of books regarding Malaysian culture and heritage which was greatly received.

The director on behalf of the Centre thanked the delegation and presented a gift saying that he looked forward to strengthening relations with future programmes in collaboration with the Malaysian community.

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