Malaysia is becoming increasingly popular as a place to do an internship, thanks in the most part to the location of the Al Jazeera office in KL.

It is an extremely diverse country with a variety of ethnicities, religions and landscapes and  featuring the ultra modern city of Kuala Lumpur to the traditional villages of Sarawak.

It can be tempting for those who work in the city to forget that there is much, much more to this wonderful country.

If you are considering interning in Malaysia, you need to be aware that local laws and penalties, including ones that appear harsh by Australian standards, will apply to you.

Students should note some aspects of Sharia (Islamic) Law have been introduced by all states in Malaysia.

You should ensure you are aware of relevant provisions, which apply to all Muslims, including those from Australia.