Alert: Demonstration Near British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

Demonstration Alert
U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur 
January 14, 2022 

 

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Event:  A scheduled demonstration in front of the British High Commission, Level 27 Menara Binjai, 2, Jln Binjai, Kuala Lumpur.

A scheduled demonstration against the British government is scheduled to occur on the afternoon of FridayJanuary 14, 2022, at the British High Commission located at Level 27 Menara Binjai, 2, Jln Binjai, Kuala Lumpur Police are expecting a large gathering of participants, and organizers have promoted the event heavily on social media.  A police presence is expected and traffic in the area will likely be disrupted.

There is no indication that this demonstration will become violent, but the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the nature of protests can change quickly and with little warning.  Please remember that it is illegal for foreigners to participate in demonstrations in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security alerts.

Actions to Take:  

  • Avoid the area around the British High Commission on January 14, 2022, until the conclusion of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 

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