PERTH – A striking red building in Newcastle Street here is now home to Malaysia Hall Perth which was opened by Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday.
It is the third Malaysia Hall facility in Australia, after the ones in Sydney and Melbourne. It is among eight Malaysia Halls in the world.
In his speech, Muhyiddin said it cost RM30 million to establish the facility, formerly known as the Underground Backpackers.
“It is part of our investment to enhance human capital by providing facilities overseas that may lead to a more conducive environment for students,” he said.
Education Malaysia Australia has been tasked with managing the facility.
Given that it is a heritage building, Muhyiddin expressed hope that it would be managed well according to local council rules and guidelines.
Present at the event was Muhyiddin’s wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman and Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad. – BERNAMA