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Alert: Planned Demonstration Near U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Sunday, January 7, 2024

Demonstration Alert
U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
January 5, 2024


Location:  Kuala Lumpur. The announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Tabung Haji Head Office, 201, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
  • U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur


Event:  A demonstration is scheduled to occur on Sunday, January 7, 2024, beginning at 11:00 a.m., near the U.S. Embassy front gate, in front of the Icon and Menara See Hoy Chan buildings.

This demonstration does not have a fixed end time.  U.S. citizens should monitor local media for updates.

There is no indication at this time that this demonstration will become violent, but the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the nature of protests can change quickly and with little warning.  Please remember that it is illegal for non-Malaysians 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 in front of the U.S. Embassy beginning at 11:00 a.m. for the duration of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.