Byline: Ahmad Ibrahim
TRADE between Malaysia and Australia has always been good. Australia supplies beef to Malaysia. Malaysia sells palm oil, rubber and electronic items.
There are obvious reasons why Malaysia-Australia trade relations have been healthy. One is their proximity. The other has to do with the historic links between their business communities.
The strong link was built through many years of educational tie-ups between the two countries. Many Malaysians are products of Australian universities. In fact, many of Malaysia's leading heart specialists and surgeons had their training in Australia.
I myself graduated from Monash University way back when Malaysia used to beat Australia at football. In those days, Australia did not have a good football team. Its popular sports had …