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Alert: Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 15, 2023

Demonstration Alert 
U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  
December 13, 2023  


Location: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 Friday, December 15, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m., starting at the Tabung Haji Head Office and proceeding along Jalan Tun Razak to a location 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  12:00 PM for the duration of the demonstration.  
  • Monitor local media for updates.  
  • Avoid crowds.  
  • Avoid demonstrations.  
  • Be aware of your surroundings.