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Alert: Planned Demonstration on Friday, October 20, 2023

Demonstration Alert
U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
October 19, 2023 



Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  •       Tabung Haji building
  •       U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur 

Event: A scheduled demonstration on October 20, 2023, in front of the U.S. Embassy, Kuala Lumpur. 

A demonstration is scheduled to occur on Friday, October 20, 2023, beginning at 2:00 PM, from the Tabung Haji building (201 Jalan Tun Razak) and proceeding along Jalan Tun Razak to a location near the U.S. Embassy front gate.  

Beginning at 12:00 PM on October 20, 2023, the U.S. Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic until the completion of the demonstration.  This demonstration does not have a fixed end time, so 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 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 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.