Kuching to host Int’l Chinese Muslim Conference for first time from Aug 18-20

Yap (right) points to the conference poster and with him are (from second right to left) Amelia, Mohd Amirul, Ng, and Liew after the press conference on ICMC 2023 in Kuching on March 24, 2023.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING Mac 24: The International Chinese Muslim Conference (ICMC) 2023 with the theme ‘The Roles and Impacts of Chinese Muslims: Embracing the Future’ will be held in Kuching this coming Aug 18 to 20.

President of the Malaysia Chinese Muslim Association (Macma), Datuk Professor Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin, said they are excited to host the conference in Kuching for the first time and provide a platform for scholars, leaders, experts, and the society to exchange ideas and best practices for promoting development and prosperity.


“We believe that this conference will contribute to strengthening interfaith cooperation and promoting peace, harmony, and prosperity among people of all faiths and backgrounds,” he said during a press conference today.

Yap said Macma would organise the conference, and Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to officiate at the event.

“The conference will feature a diverse range of sessions and workshops on topics such as education, business and finance, culture, and the role of Chinese Muslims with other citizens in promoting peace and development,” he further shared.

Yap is optimistic that the event will draw a diverse group of attendees from and around the world — notably Singapore, China, Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan — including representatives from government, academia, and civil society organisations.

“The conference will also provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about the vibrant history and culture of Chinese Muslims and explore how they have contributed to the development of the community.

“Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in networking events and participate in cultural activities highlighting the rich history and traditions of Chinese Muslim communities,” he said.

The conference is expected to see 200 participants, and registration is free.

Among those present were the chief executive officer of Business Event Sarawak, Amelia Roziman; Macma vice president, Datin Norhana Ng; Macma secretary-general, Nurul Nadhirah Liew, and Macma Sarawak deputy chairman, Mohd Amirul Abdullah.

For more information, visit the conference website or Macma’s Facebook page. — DayakDaily