Category Archives: Malaysia

IMCS Asia Pacific Coordination Meeting with the Malaysian Catholic youth ministry

As a result of the previous communication happened between Malaysian Catholic Church leaders and the IMCS representatives, IMCS Asia Pacific coordination could have a successful discussion to to strengthen the relationship between IMCS and Malaysian Catholic youth ministry. On 16th of January 2017 IMCS Asia Pacific Coordinator Ravi Tissera and the Asia Pacific Chaplain Anne Beatrice got the opportunity to meet the representatives of the Malaysian catholic youth commission. Bishop Simon Poh the patron of Malaysian catholic youth commission and Bishop of Kuching Diocese, Fr. Gregory Chan the director of Archdiocesan Single Adults & Youth Ministry (ASAYO) from Kuala Lumpur Diocese and Deacon Adrian Ng from Malakka Johor Diocese participated the meeting as the representatives of the Malaysian Catholic youth ministry.

During the meeting representatives discussed about the previous connection of the IMCS with the Malaysian Catholic Youth and how the current affairs needs to be articulated in a much productive way. Finally Malaysian Catholic Youth Ministry representatives agreed to start the communication with IMCS as a contact group with the hope to consider the full membership of the organization in the coming years. Since the previous youth organization has not been functioning since year 2012, Catholic Youth Ministry leaders came to a decision to formally inform about the nonexistence of the previous group to IMCS and to give a fresh start to the movement as a new group.


Meeting with Malaysian Bishop

Asia Pacific Lay chaplain Anne Beatrice and Coordinator Ravi Tissera met the Most Rev. Julian Leow, Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur in his residence in the capital of Malaysia on 1st of September 2016.

During the meeting Archbishop was keen to know about the historical relationship between the Malaysian student movement and the international movement and also he wanted to know about the uniqueness of the movement. IMCS Asia Pacific delegation explained the interest of the movement to strengthen the working relationships further with the Malaysian students and Archbishop was pleased about the interest of the international students’ community to accompany the local students’ movement. Archbishop extended his wishes and the blessings to the movement and encouraged the delegates to keep moving the dialogue with the Malaysian Youth Ministry for a wider and productive outcome in the future.