Selamat Datang !!!
Selamat Datang is welcome in Malaysian language. This site is not only open to all Malaysians who reside in the state of Illinois but we encourage people with Malaysian connections to visit us wherever you are around the globe. If you are planning to visit, study or work in Illinois, you have come to the right place. We will assist you to get acquainted with life in this Mid-West state.
For those of us in Illinois and the neighboring states, please make this website as your one-stop resource and make new connections by joining the network. We are promoting the unity of Malaysians throughout this region and beyond.
MERDEKA! MERDEKA! MERDEKA!
Happy Malaysia's 54th Independence Day.
There will be a flag-raising ceremony on Sept 3, 2011 at Clarkson Park Northfield at 1pm.
MAI would like to wish Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri to all Muslims - Eid Mubarak. The Fiqh Council of North America has announced that the first day of Syawal is August 30, 2011. Let's all celebrate the occasion.
Education Malaysia Chicago is organizing an Eid Prayer and potluck Raya brunch at Parkes Hall Northwestern University from 9am to 12 noon. All Malaysian Muslims are invited to join the prayers.
Thank you all for attending the recent MAI Eid/Merdeka event last Saturday. There was a very good turnout and we all had a great time. It was really nice to meet new faces at this event and we hope to see more of you in future events.
The Kids Raya costume contest was a huge success, with 16 kids participating. 1st place went to Alex (Kamila Ginder's son), 2nd place was Zayne (Maznah's son) and 3rd place was Sofea (Atfan Noor's daughter). Congratulations to them! Thank you Pn Suzaina for organizing the contest and Pn Norain (wife of EMC Driector), Dr Roslan (EMC Director) and Ikram (MAI President) for being in the panel of judges.
Unfortunately nobody was interested to participate in the Kueh Tradisional contest. Maybe all the kueh was gone before they reached Clarkson Park :). Hopefully next year we'll have more participants to keep the contest alive. The silat team led by Sam Shamsuddin was awesome and they really captivated the audience with some dangerous moves. Thanks to USGF for their performances, especially to Ms Jessica the Silat Princess, who made silat more interesting to watch :) Good job Sam, Jen Para and Dave.
Kudos to Pn Rozita Rosli from Education Malaysia Chicago for successfully organizing the Merdeka flag-raising ceremony and patriotic song/poetry recital. That was probably the first time for most of us to sing our national anthem Negaraku after so many years away from our country. Glad to see most of us still remember the lyrics. The Merdeka spirit is still strong among us especially if we live in foreign land. We really appreciate the non-Malaysians' participation as well.
And as always, the food was excellent and enough for all of us (even to take home too/tapau). Thank you to all the chefs!
A special thank you to Dr Roslan (director of Education Malaysia Chicago) for lending us the Fender sound system and other equipments to be used in this event. MAI would also like to thank the performers: Nasser Mahmud (aka NasCoda), Rafee Hashim, Fuad Ariffin (also the event MC), Suzaina Khalid andMona Riduan for keeping us entertained during the event.
Last but not least, thank you to all committee members and volunteers to made this event a successful one.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Selamat Hari Merdeka!
Updated Info About AP by MITI
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Annual Fall Soccer Tournament – MAI Challenge Trophy
Entry Fee: Free
Registration: MAI Secretariat [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Registration Closing Date: October 1st, 2011
Refreshment & Snacks during the tournament will be provided by the organizer.
Defending Champion : Purdue University
Interested to play for Chicago Team: please contact Bro. Isham at email@example.com.All Malaysians are welcome to watch the tournament and support your favorite team. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs.
1st ASEAN Golf Tournament
The Malaysian Association of Illinois, Education Malaysia Chicago (EMC) & Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) of Chicago is pleased to invite all ASEAN nationals to participate in the upcoming 1st ASEAN Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2011, at The Wilmette Golf Club, 3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette, IL.
Details regarding the tournament can be found here. Please note the deadline for registration of players/teams is on September 26th, 2011.
All countries are welcome to register as many teams as they would like to.
Should you have any questions regarding this tournament please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Roslan (EMC) at email@example.com.
New Apps from our sponsor Erama TV
Our new iOS/iPhone apps 1Malaysia TV (online TV & Radio Streaming)
Download 1Malaysia TV and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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MAI Aidil Fitri Open House/Merdeka
Event photos are now available at MAI Facebook Group:
2011/2012 Calendar of Events
MAI Aidil Fitri Open House/Merdeka - Sept 3, 2011
MAI Deepavali / Aidil Adha / Christmas - Dec 2011
MAI Chinese New Year Open House - 2012
ASEAN Bowling Tournament - Oct 8, 2011
Annual Fall Soccer Tournament – Oct 15-16, 2011
MAI Bowling Tournament - 2012
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