The names of prominent foreigners educated in Australia continue to flow in:

Jackie Chan: Went to Dickson College in Canberra for a short time, as this article explains.

Dr Mahathir Mohammed: Did the former Malaysian PM crank up his jaundiced views of Australians during his medical studies at Monash University?

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand: Attended Duntroon in the early 1970s.

YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia: Studied at Adelaide University under the Colombo Plan.

Abdul Hamid Egoh, Chairman of Malaysia’s Sabah Bank Berhad: Studied at Adelaide University as part of the Colombo Plan.

Joseph Pairin, The
founder and president of the Sabah United Party (Parti Bersatu Sabah,
or PBS), member of Parliament, former Sabah chief minister, and
paramount leader of the Kadazandasun indigenous community, is also
alumni of Adelaide Uni.

Steven Gan and Premesh Chandran, founders of internet newspaper
Malaysiakini: Both alumni of UNSW.

Mahabub E Alam, respondent in the latest DIMIA
scandal case.
Who knows whether he’s not a future minister in the Bangladesh
government? Will DIMIA then claim him as an alumni of Villawood?

Keep the names coming to [email protected]

Peter Fray

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