By Mariatul QATIAH ZAKARIA
FIRST visit Malaysia, there is no word that can be expressed unless so admire friendliness of the people and the peace that belongs to this country.
Want to visit a second time if he had to, Australian Muslim youth delegation consisting of six participants admitted to acquire useful knowledge as well as knowledge of their stay here.
Certainly the arrival of their own culture as well to see who practiced various races in Malaysia, they also want to gain as much knowledge related to youth development in Malaysia can take home to share with the youth there.
Not limited to the development of youth, their arrival who were mainly female participants also seen to gain knowledge about the development of women in the country.
Recognizing Malaysian women were given equal opportunities with men, they are indeed very happy with the environment.
According to the Vice President of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Maryum Chaudhry, when looking at the situation and the situation in Malaysia, what do they expect that the environment and the same situation also occurs in Australia.
Rather not get freedom of speech, but they are only a minority can speak among their group only.
"We, the women who are in this group ( Council Isla Victoria ) actually actively doing various activities that have been planned.
"Even once a month to meet our schedule but compact and if we get together, all of the planned activities will be carried out.
"Definitely, we (women) are not marginalized but sometimes our voice in decisions adopted but only in our group," he said, which was found at the Parliament House, recently.
For a week here, they will be exposed to a variety of situations and circumstances and do not miss tour government buildings.
Add Maryum, even if they are in the minority, but he was hopeful that one day Muslim women in Australia has become one of the leaders of the country.
Talking about the future Muslim women there, obviously Maryum, he could see a scenario where today the average smart women prepare themselves with knowledge.
Not only just learned and earned a degree from any university, but today women can carry besides being a wife and mother.
For that, he said, he was very happy when the voice of Islamic women in Australia are not blocked even heard and get the attention it deserves before any decision is made.
Cultural Exchange Program Australia-Malaysia's inaugural organized in collaboration with the Global Movement of the Moderates Foundation (GMMF), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the High Commissioner of Australia in Malaysia.
Selected delegates involving Muslim youth leaders representing various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and professionals in Australia.
Meanwhile, according to Director of Cultural Diversity Contact Center Against Domestic Violence Australia, Azmeena Hussain , the country had the opportunity to something that is much anticipated because you can see prosperity Malaysia and learn something new and can be brought back to Australia.
"This exchange program gives us opportunity to understand the culture and politics of Malaysia different to Australia.
"Many of the differences seen between Malaysia and Australia for example constitutional system, owned cultural diversity, as well as Islam as the official religion of the country (in Malaysia).
"To be sure, to know and learn cultures in Malaysia something fun," he said, enough love fashion muslim country.
He was also impressed with the Malaysian environment with different races and religions can live in harmony under one roof so excited when asked to talk about Muslim youth in Australia.
Said Prof Rohaty again, the youth in Australia is sufficient given the attention because they are seen to be leading the country.
Pretty actively involved with various activities organized, the Muslim youth in Australia is also not excluded because of different religions.
"We (the youth of Islam) is accepted and get the chance they deserve from the government.
"Therefore we do not isolate ourselves together but will participate in the Australian community.
"Although we Muslim women hijab looked strange to Australians, but we are still acceptable to jointly perform a variety of activities," tuturnya before ending the trial.