Secretariat support for Malaysia
Countering violent extremism
In 2017 and 2018, the Secretariat helped young people, teachers and government officials from Malaysia learn about preventing violent extremism.
In April 2019, the Secretariat helped Malaysia build the skills of young leaders to use dialogue, community and social responsibility to challenge extremist views.
Countering violent extremism work
The Secretariat helped young people from Malaysia learn skills to set up and run a business.
In June 2018 and August 2019, the Secretariat worked with Universiti Putra Malaysia to develop and deliver youth work skills and qualifications, including a youth work degree.
The Secretariat worked with Malaysia on its approach to government policy-making for technological development and internet connectivity. Workshops and meetings focused in particular on encouraging women’s participation, impact assessment and regulatory practices.
Malaysia is a member of the Physical, Digital and Regulatory Connectivity clusters of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda. The Connectivity Agenda is a platform for countries to exchange best practices and experiences to trade and investment and undertake domestic reform.
Malaysia is a member of the Sustainable Aquaculture Action Group.
Malaysia in the Commonwealth
In 2014, Malaysia hosted the tenth biennial conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management and the fifth Forum of Commonwealth Public Service Ministers.
In 2006, Tash Aw won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize with The Harmony Silk Factory. In 2003, Sri Lankan Rani Manicka, who was born and educated in Malaysia, won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize with her novel, The Rice Mother.