Author: Zia Ahmad

Aligarh Alumni: Celebrating quarter century of achievements

The AMU Alumni of Australia (AMUAA) celebrated its 25th Sir Syed Day on Saturday 4 November 2017 at North Ryde, Sydney marking at the same time the 200th birth anniversary of the founder of the iconic Aligarh Muslim University recently ranked as the top university in India. The chief guest at the event was the Indian High Commissioner to Australia Dr A M Gondane while the keynote speaker was Mr Jihad Dib MP, Shadow Education Minister in NSW. The guest of honour was Dr Nausha Asrar, an Aligarian poet based in Texas, USA. The event marked a quarter century...

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Demand for halt to ongoing genocide of Rohingyas

Echoing a global outcry against the ongoing genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar/Burma, now in its third month, Tun Khin, President of the UK based Burmese Rohingya Organisation  has called for stronger action including a broad-based economic sanction of Myanmar. “Rohingya people are facing genocide in the 21st century. This is the time to act. What the US and the international community is doing is not enough,” said Tun Khin. He was responding to the joint press conference of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday 15...

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An exploratory trip to Indonesia

Towards the middle of October 2017, I was invited in Singapore to speak at an international conference. I used this opportunity to incorporate a side trip to explore Indonesia together with my wife Mehar. Although we had passed through Jakarta a couple of times in the past and visited Bali while on a cruise to South East Asia, I did not get an opportunity in the past to really explore Indonesia. Since both of us have been on a weight loss program during the last few months with strict diet and daily exercise, we decided to use our two-week...

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Global village demands individual responsibility

The modern world has become a global village as a result of technological advancement in mass communication, ease and affordability of movement and great opportunities in exchange of ideas. In our contemporary society, no one can now afford to live in isolation anymore. What we say and how we act impacts on not only those around us but has the potential to affect anyone on the globe. With empowerment given by social media to every individual, our audience now consists of diverse people on this globe from different faiths and no faith, different races, different cultures and with different...

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november, 2017

22nov10:30 am- 1:30 pmLadies High Tea For Rohingya

23nov7:30 pm- 10:30 pmSounds of Light PerthCharity Concert

24nov6:30 pm- 9:30 pmSounds of Light AdelaideCharity Concert

25nov6:00 pm- 9:00 pmSounds of Light SydneyCharity Concert

26nov3:30 pm- 6:30 pmSounds of Light MelbourneCharity Concert

27nov7:00 pm- 10:00 pmSounds of Light BrisbaneCharity Concert

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