Malaysian Association of Qatar

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MAQ Committee Introduction

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During the early years, Doha may sound unfamiliar for many Malaysians back home but this place has been inhabited by several Malaysians for more than 20 years, namely those on assignment with the oil and gas industries like QGPC (now Qatar Petroleum), Qatargas, Rasgas, etc.

Since 1998, the trend of Malaysian professional expatriates venturing into Qatar has increased significantly with the numbers has crossed more than one thousand people. The Malaysian Association of Qatar (MAQ), was formed on 14 April 2000 on the recommendation by YB Dato’ Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir, the then Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, who was on official visit to Qatar.

MAQ is officially recognized by the Government of Malaysia as the Association representing Malaysians in Qatar and patronized by the Ambassador Malaysia to the State of Qatar.