OUR ORGANIZATION

OUR STORY

Penang Harmony Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (HARMONICO) was established on 10 March 2021 under the Penang Chief Minister’s Incorporation (CMI) as an implementing agency to oversee matters pertaining to religions other than Islam and to execute plans and policies that will promote and bring about an inclusive and harmonious society in Malaysia.

 
HARMONICO aims to build and promote the new concept of religious harmony so as to meet the challenges posed by religious diversity in a globalized world. On the basis of recognizing religious diversity and differences, all religions should enhance mutual understanding and empathy through dialogue, shoulder the common responsibility of upholding peace and justice through cooperation, and foster intra- and inter-religious harmony and harmony between the religious community and the larger society. HARMONICO believes that better understanding between different races and religions is the key to bridge the gap. It is HARMONICO‘s role to actively coordinate issues related to non-Muslim affairs and state/federal government assistance to non-Muslim Houses of Worship (RIBI), to be the reference point for all non-Muslim Houses of Worship (RIBI) associations or organizations, monitor the eRIBI system, organise religious festivals and programs for religions other than Islam at State Government level and promote Penang as a religious tourism destination.
 
“Mankind has an innate desire to observe and seek understanding of the different cultures that exist in the world.”

These desires to observe and understand different ways of life, traditions, values, and belief systems constitute the very platform of tourism. For domestic tourists, cultural heritage can stimulate a greater understanding in the local history, which may transcend into the feeling of pride and patriotism. It is imperative to promote the principle of ‘harmony without uniformity’ and learn to respect each other and jointly shoulder social responsibilities.

The HARMONICO’s programmes are organised and extended to our community of all faiths. Check out the programs here.
 

VISION

Instill universal values and spiritual understanding amongst different faith as a foundation 
to an inclusive and harmonious society

MISSION

Working with faith communities, inter faith organisations, educators and others to increase understanding and cooperation between people of different faiths and to widen public awareness of the distinctive religious traditions in Penang.

OUR TEAM

PAUL AU
Manager

MISANTINE DORAISAMY
Administrative Executive

GARY LEE
Program Executive