The Chief Minister of Sawarak, Pehin Sri Dr Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, was in Singapore on Monday 15 December 2008 to “kick-start” the review for the organizing of the AUIAC 2010. Mr Simon Ho, Ms Peggy Tan, Mr Suhaimy Hassan and Mr Michael Yap were invited to attend this Pro-tem Committee Meeting which was co-ordinated by the Chairman of Malaysia Australia Foundation, Dato Philip Ting. Other members included representatives from AEI Malaysia and Singapore; MAAC and FAAAH K members. At the same evening, Chief Minister hosted an informal dinner for AUIAC 2008 Organising Committee and AAS Committee members. Singapore was selected as the venue of choice for the meeting as Chief Minister felt that it would be appropriate to ride on the success of the AUIAC 2008 event held here. His confidence in our AUIAC 2008 Organising Committee reflected the recognition of AAS’s ability to organize such a mega event.