Malaysian Chinese Museum and National Kaohsiung Normal University sign collaborative agreement to implement more exchange programmes

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - The Malaysian Chinese Museum and the Southeast Asia and South Asia Research Centre under the National Kaohsiung Normal University sign collaborative agreement to enhance mutual collaboration in order to implement more exchange programmes in future. This is the second collaborative agreement signed by the museum since it opened on 1st May. 

The Malaysian Chinese Museum and the Southeast Asia and South Asia Research Centre under the National Kaohsiung Normal University sign collaborative agreement to enhance mutual collaboration in order to implement more exchange programmes in future.

Chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Museum Dr Ng Teck Fong signed the agreement with the head of research centre Professor Lee Leong Sze.

Since the opening of the museum on 1 May last year, this is the second collaborative agreement signed by the museum. The first was with New Era College University. 

Ng said the museum is well received by both locals and foreigners. The museum recorded up to 3,700 visitors each month. The central committee of Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia has decided to start building second phase of the museum. 

Ng said the first phase of the museum focuses on Malaysian Chinese settling down in Malaysia where their identities are converted from overseas Chinese to citizens of Malaysia. The second phase of the museum will focus on how Malaysian Chinese live in harmony with other ethnic groups to establish a prosperous Malaysia. 

He said since this is a private museum, it is recruiting volunteers to assist in setting up the museum and hope that the research centre under the Koahsiung Normal University would offer assistance. 

Prof Lee said the university is currently seeking collaboration in its bid to expand international exchange programmes. The signing of collaborative agreement with the museum indicates the university is moving towards this direction. 

Prof Lee is willing to embark on more collaboration and interaction for students to participate as interns and volunteers. 

Prof Lee leads a team of 30 university students and researchers to visit the museum. 

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