New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, 22 August: The New Zealand Government hosted an awards ceremony and reception in Kuala Lumpur on 22 August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s dialogue partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


Penang’s renowned George Town Festival has joined forces with the Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur to bring to life The Crescent Moon: Sharing the Same Moon.  The photographic exhibition will feature images and personal stories of members of Malaysia’s Indian Muslim community whose lives are profoundly connected to the historic Kapitan Keling Mosque in Penang.


Brunei will tomorrow be honoured as the launch location of a new award to be presented by New Zealand to mark its 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  The special awards ceremony on board the visiting New Zealand naval vessel HMNZS Endeavour will begin a series of commemorative celebrations in each ASEAN capital this year.


Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York.


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Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand

On 25 April every year we gather to remember our nation’s fallen, as well as the brave men and women who have served in all conflicts in both combat and peace-keeping roles.


One hundred years ago the newly formed ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) forces landed at what we now know as ANZAC cove on Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.  Every year on 25 April – ANZAC Day - we commemorate the courage, compassion, and comradeship of those ANZACs, and of all New Zealand and Australian service men and women who have served in conflict and peace keeping roles around the world. Given New Zealand’s long-standing commitment to peace and security in South East Asia, this includes the sacrifices made in support of security in this region.  In commemorating ANZAC Day, we also reaffirm our stake in regional security and our cooperative defence and security arrangements in the region.


The New Zealand High Commission has partnered with the Malaysia Red Crescent (MRC) in aid of flood victims in Kelantan and Terengganu.


The New Zealand Government, as part of its engagement in the Joint Comprehensive Partnership with ASEAN, has developed a programme for young business leaders from ASEAN to travel to New Zealand to build their business skills and to enhance the economic relationship between ASEAN and New Zealand. Applications for travel in 2015 are now sought.


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and on Saturday 25 April 2015, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will host the ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service, at the Tugu Negara (National Monument), Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur.

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