President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends of the Society,

The year 2022 was a special year for MGS. Founded back in 1962 alreay we could celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Society. The traditional festive event like Maiball was organized successfully at the E&O Hotel Penang. We are delighted by the presence of our honorable chief guests and a remarkable Video-Speech by our founding member Peter Huetz.

Also in 2022, the first year after Covid 19 restrictions was lifted, MGS is able organize the well received bavarian style Oktoberfest with remarkable success, so as several other social and cultural events. The German Language Classes did well too and we could teach around 180 young Malaysians to prepare them for further studies in Germany and other interests. Overall the year 2022 was a very successful one for the society. Without the ongoing support of our members and sponsors and the dedicated work of our teachers, office staff, volunteers in sub committees and Board members, this would never be possible – Thank you and keep on the good work!

Looking ahead to the New Year 2023 we will face plenty of opportunities and some challenges. The MGS team is approaching the new Year with a positve spirit and plenty of optimismn. Last Sunday we could open the event calendar with the colourful Malay Cultural Fiesta which was organised in coopration with the UiTM Penang Branch.

I am happy to announce that we are planning several attractive events and activities in 2023. Please block in your calendar dates for upcoming major events and follow us on MGS Facebook and the regular e-newsletter for further details:

  • Maiball at E&O Hotel - May 13th
  • MGS AGM at MGS - May 21th
  • Oktoberfest - Oct 27th and 28th

I am wishing you and your families a cheerful CNY and a successful New year 2023 with plenty of happiness!

Yours truly, 

Wolfgang Mark 

President MGS