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MFTC celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Malaysia's National Day in Taipei

TAIPEI - Malaysian Friendship and Trade Center ("MFTC") held a celebratory event to mark the 60th Anniversary of Malaysia's National Day at Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei on Sept. 15.

Datuk Adeline Leong, President of MFTC, invited a Malaysian culture dance group from Sarawak and Malaysian singer to perform, and Taiwan representatives from varied industries and professions to celebrate. Francois Chih-Chung Wu, the Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also attended the magnificent event and affirm the achievements in bilateral exchanges and cooperation between Malaysia and Taiwan in recent years.

The MFTC president said this year is a significant year for Malaysia, besides being the 60th anniversary of the National Day it is also ASEAN's 50th anniversary. In addition, Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Mohamad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, in January this year initiated a new National Development Programme, called "Transformasi Nasional 2050" ("TN50"), which strives to make Malaysia amongst the top countries in the world in economic development, citizen well-being and innovation by 2050. Her Excellency congratulated Taiwan on its New Southbound Policy further strengthening the relationship between Taiwan and Malaysia in trade and investment, education and culture.

For this celebratory event, the Teresang Kenyalang Entertainment Dance group performed traditional dances of the Malaysian indigenous people from Sarawak, Malaysian born singer, Vic Teo, performed a number of songs, and oil paintings by Malaysian artist, Eston Tan was on display for guests to enjoy. Furthermore, authentic Malaysian cuisine was provided.

Traditional Dance Performance

Malaysia marks its national day on Aug. 31, its Independence Day. Every year on this day all of Malaysia will celebrate this significant day, including Malaysian, Chinese and Indians and other ethnic groups. Today, Taiwanese representatives from various professional fields came to celebrate this special occasion. The event not only showcased the multi-culturalism of Malaysia but also represented the friendship between Malaysia and Taiwan through humanistic exchanges, economic trade, tourism and so on, affirming the continued cooperation and development between the two sides.

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