Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about ...
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Remarks: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful ...
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Happy Thanksgiving from American Embassy Kuala Lumpur!

The Embassy and  U.S. Department of Agriculture  (USDA) are proud of the Jakim certified  #halal  turkeys which are widely available at local supermarkets here in  #Malaysia . They come from the U.S. heartland and we’d be honored if you would buy this iconic and highest quality  #American  product….and if you do pick up one of these delicious birds, you might consider preparing ...
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Press Releases: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2018 11/18/2018 04:38 PM EST One year ago in Vietnam, President Donald J. Trump laid out America’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. This week, Vice President Michael R. Pence reaffirmed the ironclad and enduring ...
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International Day for Tolerance

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department,  Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy  and Ambassador Lakhdhir led a group of interfaith religious leaders on a tour of a Hindu temple, Buddhist temple, Catholic church, Taoist temple, and mosque in the  #Sentul  neighborhood of  #KualaLumpur  on November 8 to promote religious freedom, inclusion, and tolerance. • 首相署部长瓦塔慕迪及雷荷花大使在11月8日率领一群宗教领袖参观在吉隆坡冼都社区的兴都庙、佛堂、天主教堂、道所及伊斯兰教堂,并推广宗教自由、包容及和谐的价值观。 • நாட்டு மக்களிடையே மத நல்லினக்கத்தை மேம்படுத்தவும், புரிந்துணர்வை வளர்ப்பதற்கும் ...
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Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy

By Michael R. Pompeo on October 31, 2018 The end of the Cold War forced new thinking among policymakers and analysts about the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. The emergence of al Qaeda,   cybercriminals, and other dangerous entities affirmed the threat of nonstate actors. But equally daunting has been the resurgence of outlaw regimes—rogue states that defy ...
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Happy Deepavali from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir are proud to join Malaysians in celebrating  #Deepavali , the “Festival of Lights”. The video, featuring the Embassy’s American and Malaysian staff, highlights the diversity which is a central strength of both U.S. and Malaysian culture. Deepavali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir inspires more than 300 ETA students at the Projek Pelajar Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

On September 29, Ambassador Lakhdhir attended the Projek Pelajar Symposium at Universiti Malaya as a keynote speaker. She talked about creativity in entrepreneurship and encouraged the students to pursue solutions and projects that would benefit their respective communities. Projek Pelajar was a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, organized by Junior Achievement and led by ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. 11:07 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission in this place, “think about the future in unconventional ways” –- ...
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Special Briefing: On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking about the Association of Southeast ...
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Remarks at a Meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State With Members of the UN Security Council United Nations New York City September 27, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. The 8,363rd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The provisional agenda for this meeting is non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea. The agenda is adopted. In accordance with ...
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AFS Animation Storytelling Workshop

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANIMATION WORKSHOP! The American Film Showcase (AFS), in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Vientiane and the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF), is pleased to announce a six-day animation workshop, which will take place on December 7-12, 2018, during the 9th Luang Prabang Film Festival. Through trainings focused on story and pitch development for ...
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Happy Malaysia Day

Ambassador Lakhdhir and the entire U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur team wishes a Happy Malaysia Day to all our friends throughout this great country.  From East to West, your spirit of unity is an inspiration. 雷荷花大使和美国驻吉隆坡大使馆团队祝这个伟大的国家及其国民马来西亚日快乐。 你们万众一心的团结精神为我们带来启发。 மலேசியா வாழ் அனைத்து மக்களுக்கும் எங்களின் மனமுவர்ந்த மலேசிய தின வாழ்த்துகளை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறோம். கிழக்கு இருந்து மேற்குவரை உங்கள் ஒற்றுமை உத்வேகத்தை உணர்த்துகிறது. – தூதர் லக்டீர் மற்றும் அமேரிக்க தூதரகம்-
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USDA with California Raisins, Washington Apples, Potatoes U.S.A, U.S. Grains Council and Harley Davidson cooked up a storm to 20,000 people

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in the American Embassy, Kuala Lumpur debut as a Gold Sponsor at the recent 41st Penang Starwalk on September 2, 2018. 20,000 Penangites and walkers alike was treated with premium American products samplings such as California raisins consumer packs, Calfornia raisins muffins, Washington ...
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English Language Fellow Rose Graves leads English activities for Access students in Rompin, Pahang

English Language Fellow Rose Graves conducted events over two days at SMA Rompin high school in Pahang, Malaysia from August 29 through 30. She conducted an interactive lesson for the school’s 40 Access students using materials from the State Department’s American English website focusing on American slang expressions and identifying cultural values through idioms. The Fellow also gave an interactive, all-school presentation ...
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Selamat Hari Merdeka from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur!

The Embassy of the United States and Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir would like to extend our congratulations to Malaysia on 61 years of ‘Merdeka’! • 美国大使馆和雷荷花大使祝贺大马欢庆61周年独立! • மலேசியாவின் 61வது ‘மெர்டேக்கா’ தினத்தை முன்னிட்டு, தூதர் கமலா ஷிரின் லக்டீர் மற்றும் அமேரிக்கத் தூதரகமும் எங்களின் மனமுவர்ந்த வாழ்த்துகளை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறோம். • Original Songwriter: CB Ahmad
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U.S. Embassy Announces Sponsorship of Exchange Program to Silicon Valley for National Science Challenge 2018

On August 17th, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced its partnership with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia to provide an opportunity for one of the finalist teams of the 2018 National Science Challenge to travel to Silicon Valley. For the first time in the history of the competition, one lucky student team will be sent to California to ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Gives the Keynote Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conferen

On August 16th, Ambassador Lakhdhir was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremony of the Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conference 2018. The HPAIR Asia Conference is a collaborative effort between students at Harvard and the host country organizing committee in Asia. This year, the theme of the ...
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First of its Kind INNOVATION ASEAN Attracts 18,000 Viewers in South East Asia

On August 14, more than 6000 people across South East Asia went on Facebook Live to watch Innovation ASEAN: a Silicon Valley Recipe for Success, a live-streamed event organized by U.S.-ASEAN Connect and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and the U.S. Embassy in Manila,connected through Google Video Chat. Innovation ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits ETA School Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah

On August 9, Ambassador Lakhdhir visited Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Ms. Maria Andrews assigned to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah in Pendang, Kedah. Ambassador Lakhdhir arrived at the school greeted by the principal Puan Rukiah Hj. Marhassan, Maria Andrews and the entire school community. The visit started with the Ambassador launching a bottle rocket. ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongor

On August 9, Ambassador Kamala Lakhdhir visited Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongor in Baling, Kedah. She was greeted by principal Puan Zur’aiza Abdul Hamid and the entire school community. Students and teachers gathered to welcome Ambassador Lakhdhir in a glorious celebration with traditional kompang, silat and gasing performances marking the historical visit to the school. Puan Zur’aiza is an alumna ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson supports the 2018 Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Sales Fair

On August 4, Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson attended the 2018 Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Sales Fair, which took place at Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya. Ten secondary schools across Malaysia participated in the sales fair to display and sell their innovative products after undergoing months of training and mentorship from Junior Achievement (JA) Malaysia and corporate ...
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National Strategic Trade Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

The U.S. Department of State’s, Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, in collaboration with Malaysia’s Strategic Trade Secretariat (STS) and The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), organized an industry outreach program called the “National Strategic Trade Symposium”. The event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was attended by 227 participants. Experts from ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Secretary Pompeo met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir to congratulate the new government and all of the Malaysian people on competitive elections and the peaceful transition of authority between governments. They discussed ways to work together to strengthen the U.S.-Malaysia Comprehensive Partnership based on shared democratic values, including advancing mutual security and economic interests across ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Arrives in Kuala Lumpur, August 2018

Selamat datang! Welcome! 欢迎! நல்வரவு! Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Kuala Lumpur today for his first official visit to Malaysia. The U.S. is proud of our longstanding, Comprehensive Partnership with the people of Malaysia. • Photos from the tripEAP Bureau TwitterU.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Facebook pageFact Sheet: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; and Jakarta, Indonesia August 1-5. In Kuala Lumpur, August 2-3, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests based on our strongly shared democratic values, following the recent historic and peaceful government ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM: Administration officials reaffirmed a whole-of-government commitment to enhancing economic and commercial engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.   Today, Trump Administration cabinet members and other senior officials joined American business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, D.C. • The heads of the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department ...
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Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Indo-Pacific Business Forum U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC July 30, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you. Thank you, Tom, for the kind introduction. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for having me here and hosting this important Indo-Pacific Business Forum as ...
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FACT SHEET: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Pompeo detailed how U.S. business engagement in the Indo-Pacific is essential to the U.S. ...
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The Secretary’s Remarks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and distinguished members. Thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. During my confirmation hearing you asked me to work on a host of world problems, and for 12 weeks I’ve been ...
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Scenes from Malaysia’s “Lost Skatepark”

In late June, pro skateboarders Jimmy Cao and Cheryl Jumao-as travelled to Malaysia as part of the State Department’s Sports Diplomacy program. The week-long engagement directly reached more than 500 youth skaters throughout Malaysia, both on the peninsula and the island of Borneo.  While here, they programmed with the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Royal Malaysian ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Supporting Iranian Voices

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 23, 2018 REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R.  Pompeo “Supporting Iranian Voices” At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library July 22, 2018 Simi Valley, California SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Well, thank you, Fred, for that ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State UN Headquarters New York City July 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. First I want to commend my good friend Ambassador Haley and her excellent team here at the United Nations. Her leadership in advancing American interest on North Korea and many other issues has been evident ...
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EXBS – Commodity Identification Training collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC)

US Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) funded a three day Commodity Identification Training (CIT) on weapon of mass destruction (WMD) for 45 Royal Malaysian Customs personnel in Kuching, Sarawak from July 17-19, 2018. RMC State Director of Sarawak, Datin Sharifah Halimah provided the opening remarks. CIT is a program to educate RMC ...
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The U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program

In coordination with  U.S Department of Homeland Security , Customs and Border Protection, the Export Control and Related Border Security ( #EXBS ) Program at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, supported a three day Targeting Risk Management (TRM) at Royal Malaysian Customs Academy in Melaka from July 11-16. A total of 30 participants from Royal Malaysian Customs attended the training ...
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Remarks to Traveling Press

Special Briefing Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Hilton Hotel Seoul, South Korea June 13, 2018 MS NAUERT: And so this will be on the record, but again, we have the meetings with Japan and South Korea tomorrow, and so we’re not going to get ahead of those. QUESTION: So to make the most – the ...
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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

From Ambassador Lakhdhir and the entire team at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Selamat Hari Raya! Daripada Duta Besar Lakhdhir dan seluruh pasukan di Kedutaan A.S. di Kuala Lumpur, Selamat Hari Raya! தூதர் லக்டீர் மற்றும் கோலாலம்பூரிலுள்ள அமேரிக்கத் தூதரகத்தின் முழு அணியிலிருந்தும், செலாமாட் ஹரி ராயா நல்வாழ்த்துகள்! 来自吉隆坡美国大使馆的美国驻马大使雷荷花与大使馆员,祝福各位马来同胞开斋节快乐
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Press Conference by President Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 12, 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP Capella Hotel Singapore   4:15 P.M. SGT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  We appreciate it.  We’re getting ready to go back.  We had a tremendous 24 hours.  We’ve had a tremendous three months, ...
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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit   President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic ...
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Remarks By President Trump And Chairman Kim Jong Un Of The State Affairs Commission Of The Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea At Signing…

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CHAIRMAN KIM JONG UN OF THE STATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AT SIGNING OF A JOINT STATEMENT Capella Hotel Singapore 1:39 P.M. SGT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  So we’re signing a very important document, a pretty comprehensive document.  And we’ve had a really great time together, a ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, June 8, 2018, beginning at approximately 2:00 PM in front of the U.S. Embassy.  The estimated crowd size is 400-to-600 participants, but this number could grow.  The demonstration is expected to start at approximately 2:00 PM and is anticipated to last one hour. U.S. ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Malaysia PDF (81 KB) Permalink:  http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?year=2017&dlid=280836 Executive Summary The constitution states Islam is the “religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony.” Federal and state governments have the power to mandate doctrine for Muslims and promote Sunni Islam above all other religious groups. Other forms of Islam are illegal and subject ...
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Press Releases: The Shoot Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 24, 2018 The United States has complete confidence in the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as presented today by the Dutch Public Prosecutor: the missile launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti-aircraft Brigade of the Russian Federation, ...
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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Mike Pompeo  Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back to ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir meets Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Muhammad

Ambassador Lakhdhir met Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Muhammad today at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. “I was pleased to meet with the Prime Minister and congratulate him and all of Pakatan Harapan on the momentous win. We are looking forward to working with the Prime Minister and his newly appointed cabinet as they form the ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur would like to advise U.S. citizens that a planned demonstration will take place in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday, May 18, 2018.  Due to the fact that this demonstration was quickly organized this week we do not have an accurate assessment of the crowd ...
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U.S. Embassy Closure on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018

Due to the newly announced public holidays in Malaysia,  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur is closed for routine consular services on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018. For emergency assistance regarding the death, arrest or serious injury of an American citizen when the Consular Section is closed, please telephone +6 03-2168-5000 . Assistance: U.S. Embassy ...
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Press Releases: Malaysian General Election

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 9, 2018 We congratulate the people of Malaysia on their participation in a hard-fought election campaign. Malaysians from all parties, states, and backgrounds engaged the electoral process in large numbers peacefully and with great enthusiasm. We fully expect all institutions will carry out their functions and duties to ...
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EducationUSA Malaysia organizes “Best 4 Me: 4 Ways to Study in the U.S.” Workshop

On May 8, EducationUSA Malaysia organized a public workshop entitled “Best 4 Me: 4 Ways to Study in the U.S.” The event was held at the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) and featured U.S. university alumni as panel speakers. Alumni Bryan Guan, Wong Yi Jet, and John Lin shared about their experiences entering a ...
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Four Melaka ETAs and their students tour the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)

On April 18, 2018, more than 100 students joined their English Teaching Assistants and school teachers aboard the USNS Mercy when the ship arrived at Port Klang in conjunction with Pacific Partnership 2018. USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is a hospital ship operated by Military Sealift Command, and her crew provides emergency, on-site care for U.S. combatant forces deployed in war or other operations. ...
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Planned Demonstration Friday – April 13, 2018

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 12, 2018) Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A small planned demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, April 13, 2018, beginning at approximately 2:00 PMin front of the U.S. Embassy.  The demonstration is anticipated to last one hour. U.S. government personnel are advised that the Embassy front ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex N. Wong On The Indo-Pacific Strategy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                              April 2, 2018 On-The-Record Briefing Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex N. Wong On The Indo-Pacific Strategy April 2, 2018 Press Correspondents Room **UNEDITED/DRAFT** MR GREENAN:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Glad we could do this today on a Monday.  ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman

READOUT:Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman March 26, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On March 26, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Washington, D.C. Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Anifah affirmed the importance of the U.S.- Malaysia ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir speaks at the 1st ASEAN-English Language Teaching Conference 2018

The 1st ASEAN-English Language Teaching Conference 2018 (ASEAN-ELT 2018) was held at the Equatorial Hotel in Melaka from March 15-17, 2018. One of the objectives of the ASEAN-ELT conference was to encourage greater regional co-operation among English language teachers and researchers. Organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the conference attracted more than 800 English language ...
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Travel Safety Tips and Immigration Requirements

Now that spring break and summer vacation are approaching, the U.S. Embassy would like to advise all U.S. citizens in Malaysia about the following travel safety tips and immigration requirements: Before you travel, make sure your U.S. passport has at least 6 months validity and has 2 blank pages Enroll in STEP ( https://step.state.gov/step/ ) for ...
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Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov

This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit  FVAP.gov  to complete a Federal Post ...
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Malaysia’s 2018 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

The Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) is a three-week U.S.-based exchange program for high school students (ages 15-17) and adult mentors from ASEAN member countries, funded by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. SEAYLP fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.  During the ...
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EducationUSA SEA Fair 2018 in Penang and Kuala Lumpur

On February 28 and March 4, EducationUSA Malaysia organized two university fairs in Penang and Kuala Lumpur respectively. Both fairs were part of the larger EducationUSA Southeast Asia Fair Series which is scheduled to run till mid-March across the ASEAN region. In Penang, 28 universities participated in the fair. The Public Affairs Officer from the U.S. ...
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Cultural Affairs Officer congratulates E-Teacher alumni at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

On February 27, the Public Affairs Section hosted an E–Teacher Certificate Ceremony for four alumni who recently completed their 8-week English language teaching online courses offered by several U.S. universities. Cultural Affairs Officer Michael Quinlan welcomed the participants and discussed a range of public diplomacy programs, encouraging them to work together on projects such as English camps or teacher training for their students and ...
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Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Committee on Foreign Relations   Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, members of the committee, it is my great honor to appear here today as the President’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific ...
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Happy Chinese New Year from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

恭喜发财! Selamat Tahun Baru Cina! சீனப் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்! Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the entire U.S. Embassy community wish everyone Happy Chinese New Year! 🐶 🎍👲🏮🥡🥢💰🍃🎇🎆🇺🇸🇲🇾 #USAmbMY #USEmbMY #Malaysia #USA #America #ChineseNewYear #LunarNewYear #TahunBaruCina #GongXiFaCai
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English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Claire Siskin conducts a series of workshops for teachers

English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Ms. Claire Siskin travelled to Terengganu, Perak and Sarawak from January 29 through February 7 to conduct a series of workshops entitled “Technology in the English Language Classroom” for English language educators. Ms. Siskin, who is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) from Pennsylvania, covered various aspects of English ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Kedah

On her first official visit to Kedah, Ambassador Lakhdhir had an audience with Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah and Crown Prince Tunku Sarafuddin Badlishah Ibni Sultan Sallehuddin at the Istana Anak Bukit. Ambassador Lakhdhir also paid a courtesy call to Chief Minister Dato’ Seri DiRaja Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and Executive Councilor Datuk Suraya ...
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U.S. Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, Robert. B. Laughlin visits Kuala Lumpur

U.S. Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics Robert. B. Laughlin visited Kuala Lumpur January 16 to “Ignite Passion in Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)” at Honeywell’s Initiative for Science & Engineering event. Dr. Laughlin led discussions with Malaysian science teachers along with Tan Sri Zakri Abd Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister. Later in the week ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: The Beach Club located at 924 Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur Event: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur advises all U.S. citizens that The Beach Club located at 924 Jalan P Ramlee Kuala Lumpur is officially designated as an off-limits location to all personnel under Chief of Mission authority, precipitated by a coordinated drink-spiking event targeting ...
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100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) begin their 10-month teaching assignment in Malaysia

Ambassador Lakhdhir welcomed the 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) assigned to the states of Terengganu, Pahang, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and a newly added state of Melaka during a  welcome ceremony at her residence on January 11, 2018.  Besides assisting in English classrooms at local schools, the ETAs will conduct various English ...
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Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar 2018

Applications now open for the 2018 Seminar Deadline: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 When women are empowered to exercise leadership at all levels, it is not just in the service of women but also as a contribution to the betterment of society as a whole. In particular, women’s labor force participation and entrepreneurship are increasingly salient factors ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens : Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel Advisory will ...
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2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 20-22, 2018! If you represent a business and you are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about ...
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On “Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond”

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you so much, Stephen, for that warm welcome. And we’ve known each other for a long time as well, and in my old life would often share perspectives on what I was seeing around the ...
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English Language Fellow and Teacher Trainees learn new teaching methodologies at the English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted the second phase of its two-part English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from December 4-7, 2017. The training was attended by 18 English teachers across Malaysia, as well as Regional English Language Officer Alice Murray. The 4-day, intensive workshop was organized by the Access ...
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Worldwide Caution

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. ...
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U.S Embassy Kuala Lumpur commemorates World AIDS Day

Today, colleagues from  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  gathered with our friends from PKKUM and  Kuala Lumpur City Gallery  to commemorate World AIDS Day. Forming a human ribbon provided an opportunity to show unity against HIV/AIDS, support those living with the disease and remember those taken by AIDS-related illnesses. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. Despite only being ...
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Mohamed Geraldez in Malaysia

Mohamed Geraldez, a successful American Muslim entrepreneur, public speaker and investor, was in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 30 speaking to students at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences of the International Islamic University Malaysia. He spoke about entrepreneurship, digital branding and the “halal economy,” and was also interviewed by Utusan Malaysia. Mr. Geraldez was in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia speaking at the World Islamic ...
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International Day for Tolerance

In the spirit of interfaith cooperation and understanding ahead of the International Day for Tolerance, Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir led a group of local faith leaders on a “Harmony Walk” to the National Mosque and several houses of worship throughout the Brickfields neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur. The Harmony Walk captured the rich diversity of Malaysia’s ...
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Tony Memmel visits Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru

Songwriter and performer Tony Memmel visited Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru from Nov 6 -10 under the American Music Abroad program administered by American Voices for the Department of State.  Tony was born missing his left forearm, but nevertheless taught himself to play the guitar with the use of a device he made himself. Together with his ...
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U.S. Living Treasure and Nature Conservationist shares his knowledge with Malaysians

Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor for the Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi, Dr. Samuel M. ʻOhukaniʻōhiʻa Gon visited several diverse ecological spots in Malaysia such as the Weston Wetlands, Tanjung Piai National Park as well as Gunung Ledang National Park and also shared his knowledge on conservation to a diverse group of Malaysians including those from academia, non-profit organizations, national park authorities, ...
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Thank you and “Selamat Jalan” ETAs!

On October 31, Ambassador Lakhdhir hosted a farewell reception at her residence for 98 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who have completed a 10-month assignment in various schools across Malaysia. In her remarks, Ambassador Lakhdhir commended the ETAs for their significant contributions toward greater relations between the U.S. and Malaysia and the lifelong impact the ...
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Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2017 The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in FY 2017 to displaced Burmese in Burma and the region to nearly $104 ...
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Dr. Zac Forsman visits Sabah

  Dr. Zac Forsman , a coral recovery specialist and researcher from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, was in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu from Oct 16-20. He was funded by the Embassy to work with Sabah Parks, and during his time in Sabah he met several local NGOs and marine biologists undertaking coral rehabilitation at Pulau Gaya and Pulau Mantanani. ...
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American visual artist displays combines graffiti and calligraphy to reach out to Malaysians

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted American graffiti artist Gabril Garay for a week-long education and arts program in Kuala Lumpur and Johor.  During his stay, he reached out to multiple Malaysian school students and conducted programs on self-expression through the combination of graffiti art and calligraphy. The Embassy also sponsored his participation in public art-making performances which culminated in a mural highlighting 60 years of U.S. – Malaysia relations. ...
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Happy Deepavali from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Deepavali reminds us of the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the entire US Embassy community wish everyone Deepavali Valthukal! ———- இருள் என்ற தீமையை ஒளி என்கிற நன்மை அழித்து, அறிவு அறியாமையை வென்று, தீமையை நன்மை வெல்வதே தீபாவளியின் மகத்துவம். தூதர் கமலா ஷிரின் லக்தீர் மற்றும் கோலாலம்பூர் அமெரிக்கத் தூதரகத்தின் ...
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Public Affairs section launches the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program in Pahang

The Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan together with Ustaz Abu Bakar bin Mat Saad, Senior Director of Education of Pahang Islamic Department (JAIP), launched the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program at Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin in Pahang on October 13, 2017. About 80 people attended the launch, including the Access ...
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EducationUSA does Outreach with ETA schools in Kedah

On October 11, EducationUSA Malaysia collaborated with the Kedah English Teaching Assistants (ETA) to conduct an outreach event on studying in the U.S. The event was held at the Kedah State Education Department and the audience consisted of students from all 10 ETA schools. EducationUSA advisers Kavita Chandran and Lindsay Galeste shared about the strengths ...
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Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi visits Sabah and Sarawak

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers captivated youth audiences when he visited the states of Sabah and Sarawak and shared the importance of interfaith dialogues in keeping radical views at bay. Dr. Elsanousi also met with the Mufti of Sabah and discussed the need for open communication with youth in understanding them and not losing ...
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CLICK! 6.0 camp empower students to giving back to their community

CLICK! 6.0 is a nationwide, months-long program that teaches secondary school students about social entrepreneurial and other soft skills. Participants hone their leadership and interpersonal skills with English as a medium of communication. Throughout the series of camps, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) assigned to each school, together with teacher advisors, helped students develop project ideas ...
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ACIDIC tours Malaysia

Young, energetic indie rock band ACIDIC from Southern California toured Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from September 4-9 under the Department of State Arts Envoy program. The band performed three major concerts at Taylor’s University, Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak and Suria Black Box in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They also did two workshops at two private music colleges. Acidic participated in ...
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An Exquisite American Seafood Evening

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, USDA’s overseas export promotion arm for American agricultural products, known as the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), held “An Exquisite Evening with American Seafood” at The Oak Room, Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur, with 52 guests attending. It targeted seafood importers, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, food service and representatives of U.S. associations ...
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Selamat Hari Merdeka from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

The Embassy of the United States and Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir would like to extend our congratulations to Malaysia on 60 years of ‘Merdeka’ and celebrate our 60 years of bilateral relations. To commemorate Malaysia’s 60th Independence Day, Ambassador Lakhdhir was recently joined by a colorful cast comprised of the embassy’s local staff members dressed ...
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Embassy Kuala Lumpur hosts Access Teacher Training Workshop in Langkawi, Kedah

In collaboration with PAS Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin (SMAR) hosted the first ever Access Teacher Training workshop in Malaysia from August 27-30 in Langkawi, Kedah. This training workshop was aimed at equipping the new and potential Access teachers with current teaching methodologies for Access classes and at the same time connecting them with teachers ...
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U.S. Navy identifies second deceased USS John S. McCain Sailor

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore – U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, of Connecticut, on Thursday night. More divers and equipment arrived overnight to continue search and recovery operations for eight missing Sailors inside ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia to the White House on September 12.  President Trump looks forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary of United States-Malaysia bilateral relations and discussing ways to strengthen and broaden our bilateral relationship and expand regional cooperation with one of America’s closest partners in Southeast Asia.
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Alert on Rabies in Sarawak

21 August 2017   What is the current situation? The Malaysian state of Sarawak has declared parts of three divisions to be “rabies infectious areas.” Five human rabies cases and almost 800 cases of people being bitten by rabid animals have been reported in Serian, Sri Aman, and Kutching divisions as of July 2017. All ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visits Kuala Lumpur, August 2017

Selamat datang! Welcome! 欢迎! நல்வரவு! Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Kuala Lumpur today for his first official visit to Malaysia, marking 60 years of Malaysian independence. 2017 also marks 60 years of formal U.S.-Malaysia diplomatic relations—the U.S. is proud of our longstanding partnership with the people of Malaysia. • Photos from the trip • Video slideshow of highlights • U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Facebook page • Fact Sheet : The United States and ASEAN: A Strong Foundation, A Bright Future
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Secretary Tillerson’s Travel to Manila, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur, August 5-9

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Manila, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur August 5 – 9. In Manila, he will participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Ministerial, the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial. During these meetings, Secretary Tillerson will meet with his counterparts and discuss a range of issues including ...
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Capacity building efforts in Sabah by Smithsonian National Zoo

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sponsored a research visit to Sabah by three elephant experts from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.  Elephant research specialist Erin Latimer, Senior Curator Bryan Amaral and Veterinarian Dr. James Steeil visited the Sabah Wildlife Department in Lok Kawi and Sepilok from July 31- Aug 5. Their goal was to improve the ability to diagnose Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) in the current ...
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Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir speaks at Taylor’s Commencement Ceremony

On July 29 2017, Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir gave the commencement speech at Taylor’s University’s American Degree Program commencement ceremony. The Ambassador addressed the 191 graduates, who had recently completed two years of study at Taylor’s and who plan to continue their studies at institutions overseas, including at universities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She told ...
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SEAYLP educator conducts an English camp for students in Terengganu

SEAYLP alumnus Lutfi Amri from Universiti Sains Malaysia conducted an English camp for more than 60 secondary school students from SMK Permaisuri Nur Zahirah, SMK Tengku Mahmud and SMK Tengku Mahmud 2 at Demong Beach Resort in Besut, Terengganu. Sponsored by U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, the 3-day camp called House of Pumpkin Alpha was mentored ...
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U.S. highbush blueberries make a splash at AEON in Kuala Lumpur

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council launched a USA blueberry promotion at AEON Supermarket in Kuala Lumpur to demonstrate the fruit’s versatility.  Celebrity nutritionist Alexandra Prabaharan demonstrated how to make blueberry pancakes and smoothies.  Guests and media sipped blueberry fizzy drinks and were given pastries adorned with blueberries. However, the big story behind U.S. highbush* blueberries ...
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Erin Zanre visits Sabah

Erin Zanre, a consultant who specializes in development and implementation of community-based sustainable livelihoods and natural resource management programs, visited Tun Mustapha Park in Sabah on July 3 – 7. Her trip was funded by the Embassy and Sabah Parks in support of community-based fisheries management initiatives. She met community stakeholders, NGOs, government agencies and delivered a ...
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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Engages with Malaysians

Rekha Pai Kamath, who sits on the board of Fast Forward, an Accelerator for Tech Non-profits based in San Francisco, and an angel investor at Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, engaged and awed young Malaysian entrepreneurs. Rekha is a professional mentor and Impact Advisor and has been on the selection committee for the past five years ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 (Malaysia)

Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the “Act”), which requires the Department of State to provide to Congress a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of the Act Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 ...
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Marking the Third Anniversary of the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 17, 2017 Three years ago today 298 innocent civilians were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.  The United States again extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims.  The United States will continue to support the efforts of the ...
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Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

The United States welcomes the unanimous decision of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) granting jurisdiction for the prosecution of those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 to the Dutch courts.  We have full confidence in the ability of the Dutch criminal justice system to arrive at a just and impartial decision.   As we ...
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America’s 241st Anniversary of Independence

Sharing in the celebration of America’s 241st anniversary of independence, nearly 800 guests from throughout Malaysia packed the ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, July 5.  Highlights of the Embassy’s annual “Fourth of July” Reception included welcoming remarks by Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the evening’s guest of honor, the Honorable Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng ...
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Fulbright Senior Scholar Supports Orangutan Conservation

Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Wendy Erb visited an orangutan rehabilitation center in Sabah, East Malaysia on June 21 – 23 to meet wildlife experts and support research efforts and develop educational programs. Dr. Erb is currently conducting research in Indonesia to promote the conservation of wild orangutan populations.
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Portland NGO Supports Park Management in East Malaysia

The executive director of Portland’s Forest Park Conservancy , Renee Myers , visited Miri, Sarawak on June 12-21 to work with a local nature reserve and national park on building community involvement and public awareness. She also visited a public school in Sandakan, Sabah to develop a recycling and education program.
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Makes Second Trip to Sabah

Ambassador Lakhdhir visited Sabah for the second time on May 4-5, 2017. While there she visited the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Likas, gave remarks at a luncheon for the L.E.A.N women’s group, and traveled to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park to meet Joe the elephant, who was rescued by Sabah Wildlife staff. Ambassador Lakhdhir also attended a ship reception with U.S. ...
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USA Potatoes Promotions in Penang

Demo “Unlock the Frozen Possibilities the Balinese Way” On April 26, 2017, U.S. potato promotions were in full swing in Penang, the food capital of Malaysia.  Indonesian Chef Henry Bloem, President of the Indonesian Chef Association, demonstrated six hot and spicy recipes with a Balinese twist, using the many forms of frozen U.S. potatoes sold ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sarawak

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sarawak on April 20-23, 2017. She visited the secondary school SMK Semerah Padi to meet with students, teachers, and American Fulbright English Assistant Jay Sullivan. She traveled to the Semenggoh Wildlife Center and the Sarawak Biodiversity Center to discuss environmental conservation. She met with library staff of ...
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Potatoes USA – Healthy Meals, Happy Families

On April 18, 2017, the U.S. Potato Board, a national potato marketing and research organization that represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers in the United States, held a potato promotion supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Kuala Lumpur.  The multi-pronged promotion with the theme “Healthy Meals, Happy Families”  ...
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California “Raisin-g” up a storm with Master Chef Baker Audrey Tan

On April 12, 2017, a California Raisins baking seminar was held in Kuala Lumpur, packed with pastry chefs and bakers from the food and beverage industry.  Master Chef Baker Audrey Tan whipped up artisanal breads and pastries using California Raisins and created dough from scratch while sharing special baking tips and techniques using raisins. Such ...
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U.S. Embassy Co-Hosts Wildlife Conference April 10-12

The U.S. government funded a “Multilateral Workshop to Combat Wildlife Trafficking” in Kuala Lumpur on April 10-12, 2017, bringing together investigators and prosecutors with experience in handling wildlife trafficking and related environmental cases from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The workshop aimed to strengthen enforcement against wildlife trafficking, reduce demand for Illegally traded wildlife, ...
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High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship at CLICK! 6.0 Camp in Kuantan

Twelve schools from Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan came together in Kuantan on April 7-9 for the first of three social entrepreneurship camps across Malaysia called CLICK! 6.0. Throughout the camp, American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) helped students develop project ideas to solve social issues facing their respective communities. On the final day, students pitched ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sabah

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sabah on April 1-5, 2017. She visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center , Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center , Rainforest Discovery Center and Danau Girang Field Centre in Sandakan. In Kota Kinabalu, she met Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman, and Minister of Tourism and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun. Her trip reiterated the close relationships with the Sabah State government ...
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Borlaug Fellowship in Malaysia, Research that Benefits the Cocoa Industry

Highlight: Read how the USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program supported research to fight devastating disease and insects in the production of Malaysian cocoa. This world renowned program supports collaborative research that impacts food security, agricultural productivity, and economic growth. On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office at the ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Departure of Malaysian Diplomats and Family Members from DPRK

We are pleased that all Malaysian diplomats and family members who had been barred from leaving the DPRK have been allowed to return to their home country. The barred departure of diplomats and their family members was a grave and unacceptable breach of the Vienna Convention. We support Malaysia’s expressed intent to continue investigation into ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Update March 29, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection. For a world map ...
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Malaysia welcomes 68,100 tons of U.S. #2 Yellow Corn

Malaysia welcomes 68,100 tons of U.S. #2 Yellow Corn.  Chickens will not go hungry.  Neither will chicken lovers.   Following receipt of the first bulk shipment of corn last August after a hiatus of five years since the disastrous U.S. drought of 2011/2012, Malaysia received its second cargo of 68,100 tons for the Malaysian market ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman at the Department of State in Washington, DC on March 21, 2017. They discussed the United States government’s close partnership with Malaysia and commitment to the Asia-Pacific. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Malaysia’s cooperation on efforts to defeat ISIS ...
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Ambassador Travels to Langkawi for LIMA 2017

Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir visited the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition on March 20-22, 2017. While in Langkawi she met with a number of U.S. companies that had booths at the U.S. Pavilion, including Boeing , Lockheed Martin , MD Helicopters , Honeywell Aerospace , General Atomics Aeronautical Systems , L3 Wescam , and FLIR Systems . Ambassador Lakhdhir also toured U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft that were on display. The U.S. Navy brought five aircraft, including ...
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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that  registration is open  for the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 18-20, 2017! If you represent a business and you are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Penang

Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir made her first official visit to Penang on March 6-8, 2017. The trip was an opportunity to engage with U.S. companies, meet with government and civil society, and also enjoy Penang’s vibrant culture. Ambassador Lakhdhir visited several U.S. companies, including Intel, which has been in Penang for 45 years and employs ...
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Remarks on North Korea by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel

March 9, 2017 “l want to express our respect and admiration for the professionalism of the Malaysian law enforcement authorities who conducted an impressive investigation and worked from the facts in a quick and professional and sophisticated manner.  The hijacking of the territory of a country by a foreign power for the purpose of murder ...
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Lincoln Corner Kedah Celebrates 10 Years of Programs

On February 26, approximately 300 attendees, including Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) participants, USG-exchange alumni, local government officials, educators, and students gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln Corner Kedah. The event was co-officiated by the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan ...
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EducationUSA University Fair 2017

EducationUSA Malaysia hosted two US education fairs in Penang and Kuala Lumpur on February 18 and 19. These were by far the largest US education fairs hosted by EducationUSA Malaysia, with 53 US universities in attendance in Kuala Lumpur and 32 universities represented at the Penang fair. Over 1,200 fair participants in Penang and Kuala ...
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Malaysia Not Affected by Executive Order

The Executive Order signed by President Trump on January 27 stands as it was issued. Malaysia is not on the list of countries affected by the Executive Order. Malaysians can continue to travel to the United States with a valid visa. The U.S. Government is committed to facilitating legitimate travel for international visitors while ensuring ...
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Fabricated News Report Regarding Visa-Free Travel

A fabricated news report has been circulating in local media regarding visa-free travel to the United States.  The report claims that President Trump signed an executive order allowing Asian nationals to travel to the United States without a visa.  This report is false and unsubstantiated. If you have further questions, please contact the U.S. Embassy ...
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Ambassador-Designate Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir Visits Cultural Sites in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian staff from the U.S. Embassy brought Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir to several important cultural sites in Kuala Lumpur during her first week in the country.  The sites included Merdeka Square, Masjid Wilayah, Guan Di Temple, and Batu Caves.
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American Cello Band “Break of Reality” Visits Malaysia

American cello band “Break of Reality” toured Malaysia from Jan 10-15. The visit was supported through the American Music Abroad program, administered by the Association of American Voices, for the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In Kuala Lumpur, the band collaborated with sape’ player Alena Murang at a public concert at ...
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Malaysia

Selamat datang! A group of 98 American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants has arrived in Malaysia! They have completed their orientation in Kuala Lumpur and will be in Malaysia for 10 months teaching in public high schools (SMK) in Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah, Kelantan, and Perlis. Check out these photos of their adventures so far ...
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U.S. Ambassador-Designate Arrives in Malaysia

U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir has arrived in Malaysia and assumed her position.  Her bio is available at https://my.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ . In addition, the U.S. Department of State has produced a short video that introduces Ambassador-Designate Lakhdhir to the public.  The video can be viewed on the U.S. Embassy’s Youtube page at https://youtu.be/NIpd8sBqNPE . Media outlets ...
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Ambassador-Designate Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir

In June 2016, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir was nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Malaysia. Ms. Lakhdhir joined the Foreign Service in 1991, serving first at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1992-1994), and then at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1994-1996).  Returning to Washington, Ms. Lakhdhir was assigned to the Secretary of ...
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Welcome Home Fulbright Scholars!

Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan presented certificates of achievement to thirteen Malaysian Fulbright scholars at a celebration on December 15.  The event, hosted by the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), included sharing sessions on the returnees’ experiences in the United States and their respective academic disciplines, including history, media, music, economics, and education. The Fulbright scholars ...
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2017 YES Cohort Ready to Conquer the World

The U.S. Embassy welcomed forty-five Malaysian high school students, selected to participate in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Studies (YES) program for 2017, for a briefing on educational programs and a lunch hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan. The half-day event included the participants’ visa interviews and introductions to the State Department’s alumni network, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative ( YSEALI ...
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YSEALI YOUnified Across Malaysia

On December 3, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) celebrated its 3rd anniversary by organizing a series of simultaneous community projects throughout Southeast Asia.  The event – YOUnified 2016 – included 13 projects to promote environmental sustainability, civic participation, economic empowerment, and accessibility to education in 11 states and 2 federal territories across Malaysia.  As a part of YOUnified Malaysia , ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan Speaks at Taylor’s University Commencement

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan spoke at the commencement ceremony for Taylor’s University’s American Degree Transfer Program on December 3, 2016.  The graduating students completed two years of study at Taylor’s and will spend the next two years at a U.S. university.  During his remarks, Kagan encouraged the students to “have a positive impact ...
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Malaysian Student Enrollment in U.S. Increased By 8.3% to 7,834

Press Release The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that 7,834 Malaysian students attended college or university in the United States during the 2015/16 academic year, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year.  Malaysia is the 22nd leading country of origin among international students in the United States. Since the 2007/8 ...
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Say “cheese,” California cheese that is!

California Cheese Seminar 2016 Berjaya University College of Hospitality Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ( USDA ) export promotion arm for U.S. agricultural products known as the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), represented and based  in Kuala Lumpur, supported a California cheese seminar in collaboration with the California Milk Advisory Board .  There ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, November 25, 2016

Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on November 25, 2016  The U.S. Embassy in Malaysia advises U.S. citizens that there will be a demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy on Friday, November 25, 2016 beginning at approximately 2:00PM. The Myanmar Embassy is located on Jalan Ampang Hilir,  near the small traffic ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Town Hall in Penang for U.S. Citizens On December 7, 2016 – CANCELLED

The U.S. Embassy Town Hall scheduled for December 7, 2016 has been cancelled due to insufficient interest. We plan to reschedule a similar event in conjunction with our regular American Citizen Services outreach in early 2017.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (+6 03) 2168-5000 or visit the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2016

The Malaysian media has reported that a large rally is likely to occur in Kuala Lumpur starting the morning of Saturday, November 19. The coalition of civil society groups known as Bersih has stated its intention to assemble supporters at the National Mosque and the Maybank Tower at Jalan Bangsar and walk toward Merdeka Square ...
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U.S. Pork Food Service Seminar

On November 16, 2016, a U.S. pork seminar was held at Sausage and Ribs Shack in Kuala Lumpur to educate food service users of pork about the merits of using delicious, high quality American pork owing to good genetics, quality feed, proper handling, technology and strict U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards.   Participants sampled pork chop, spare ribs, St. ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Election Watch Party

The Embassy hosted a successful election watch party at a hotel ballroom that featured information booths, mock voting, lectures on the American political system, and interactive games. More than 500 people attended, including students and teachers from local secondary schools and universities, business representatives, members of the diplomatic community, and media. The Embassy partnered with ...
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Venture Capital Group Director of IBM Wows Malaysian Entrepreneur Ecosystem

As a precursor to the Global Entrepreneurship Week, PAS hosted Deborah Magid, Director, Software Strategy of IBM’s Venture Capital Group as a target-of-opportunity speaker.  The week-long program (October 23 – November 3) included visits by Ms. Magid to Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Kuching and saw her reaching out to close to 500 entrepreneurs, innovators, ...
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PERHILITAN Certifies Officers as Experts in the Identification and Use of Snares in Wildlife Prosecutions

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) joined with Director General Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) for a ceremony certifying four PERHILITAN officers as expert witnesses in tiger snares. The certification was a result of a recent Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) workshop, held in ...
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YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

Students from the INTI International University in Malaysia Win 3rd Place in the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge SIEM RIEP, November 1, 2016 – The United States and ASEAN  awarded third place in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative ( YSEALI ) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team from INTI International University . The team’s iSEA Forces app helps fish farmers increase their ...
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Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Pomp and Ceremony

The Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur celebrated its 10th anniversary with two days of scintillating programs October 21-22.  The U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) and the Chairman of the KL Library Board shared congratulatory remarks before 120 college and university students, government officers, librarians, and members of the public, and recounted the decade of accomplishments by the ...
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Summary of the U.S. Presidential Election Process

The Candidates About a year before the elections candidates from the two main political parties the Democrats and the Republicans begin their campaign trails. They set up their team and start “going on tour” around the country to rally for support and to fundraise for their campaigns. The Debates At the start of the campaigns ...
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ASEAN Exchange Alumni Gather in Kuala Lumpur

Over sixty prolific international exchange alumni and Embassy Alumni Coordinators from all 10 ASEAN countries convened in Kuala Lumpur from October 21 to 24, to participate in the ASEAN American Exchange Alumni Workshop. The workshop was a component of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur’s alumni outreach efforts and was implemented through a grant to ...
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Borneo Eco Film Festival Celebrates Borneo’s Bio-cultural Diversity

The festival, held October 8-9 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, is a non-profit program to share knowledge on ecological and cultural issues through workshops, talks and environmental film screenings free to the public. An integral part of the festival is the Suara Community Filmmaking Program that brought together over 40 participants from local communities around Sabah ...
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American English E-Teacher Program 2017

The Regional English Language Office is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for scholarships in five new E-Teacher courses below: Assessment of English Learners Techniques of Teaching Reading & Writing Using Educational Technology Critical Thinking in the Classroom Teaching Grammar Communicatively Application deadline is on Monday, October 17, 2016. Submit your application form to ...
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USAID and YSEALI Announce Top Three Youth Teams in Food Innovation Challenge 2016

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus October 3, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for Malaysia regarding the risk of Zika virus infection. Zika virus is endemic .  The risk of Zika to travelers, especially ...
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American Seafood Promotion

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, United States Department of Agriculture ’s overseas export promotion arm for American agricultural products, known as the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), held an American Seafood Promotion at Victoria Station Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, with 52 guests attending. It targeted seafood importers, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, food service and representatives of U.S. associations that support export market development. Chef Jean-luc Lundy gave a ...
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Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

REMARKS BY JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Wilson Center Washington, DC September 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction. I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel. And obviously, we are living in complicated times. I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service ...
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Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson, U.S. Department Of State September 28, 2016 The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary Kerry’s statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot down by a BUK ...
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U.S. Embassy Closed on Monday for American Holiday

The U.S. Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Labor Day, observed on the first Monday in September in the United States, honors the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It recognizes the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States. ...
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Johor Youth “Make It” at the Lincoln Corner

On August 27, Lincoln Corner Johor organized their first Makerspace program for the public.  The Corner partnered with Malaysian firm MY-Robot Education Center to implement a program focused on introducing robotics and 3D printing to an audience of youth.  More than 150 secondary school students, college students, educators, librarians, and library users participated in the ...
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Kyle Kondik Speaks to Malaysians on the Outlook of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

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U.S. Embassy to Partner with Hawaii Tourism at National MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur

Attention: News Editor August 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy will partner with Hawaii’s lead tourism agency, Hawaii Tourism, at the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair in Kuala Lumpur on September 2-4.  This will be the second time the U.S. Embassy has participated in the National MATTA Fair, following March 2015.  The ...
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Support for Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival

The festival on August 20th and 21st was a celebration to promote biodiversity and a deeper understanding of the natural heritage on Borneo island. The festival held at the world famous Sepilok rainforest in Sandakan gathered scientific experts and conservationists to share a wealth of information through their studies and research. The festival was officiated by ...
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Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Hosts Harvard Kennedy School Professor

On August 11, retired Harvard Kennedy School Professor Kenneth Winston addressed about 160 university students, academicians, business professionals, government officers, and members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) on the topic, “Educating Emerging Leaders:  Ethics in Public and Professional Life” at a talk hosted jointly by Lincoln Corner KL , the Center for Asian Leadership, and the U.S. Embassy.  Professor Winston enabled participants to ...
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American Activist and Musician Joshua Salaam Inspires Youth at Lincoln Corner Johor

On August 10, Director of ADAMS Center (All Dulles Area  Muslim Society)  inspired about sixty Malaysian students during a seminar hosted by Lincoln Corner Johor.  During the seminar, entitled,  “The Benefits and Challenges  of Youth Work in America,”  Joshua Salaam engaged students from the Ibrahim Sultan Polytechnic and Temenggong Ibrahim Teacher’s Training College in a lively interactive ...
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NBA Cares Basketball Clinic with Coach Craig Brown and Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder

On August 4, 2016, the US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur in partnership with Jr. NBA conducted an NBA Cares Basketball Clinic for students from the Maahad Tahfiz Fatimah Az-Zahrah Islamic School. A total of 53 students between 8 – 12 years old participated in the clinic lead by Jr. NBA Head Coach, Craig Brown, alongside ...
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AIROD Delivers First KC-130J Aircraft to U.S. Marine Corps

Malaysian Aerospace Firm AIROD Delivers First KC-130J Aircraft to U.S. Marine Corps Under Maintenance Contract Malaysian aerospace firm Aircraft Inspection, Repair & Overhaul Depot Sdn Bhd (AIROD) has completed repairs on the first U.S. KC-130J aircraft under contract in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Transport Refueler Squadron based in Japan.  AIROD delivered the aircraft ...
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U.S. Embassy K.L. Connects with Students from Pahang ETA Schools

Members from the Public Affairs team along with other staff members from the US Embassy, conducted a site visit to SMK Mentakab and SMK Sri Semantan on 28 July 2016. Both schools are hosting English Teaching Assistants (ETA) and are located in Pahang. The ETAs organized the students, teachers and representatives from the Temerloh District ...
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The First Cadre of MOOC Camp Graduates Visit the Embassy

On July 28, the Embassy welcomed graduates of a Public Speaking MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) camp to recognize their successful completion of the course.  Six graduates of the first MOOC Camp held at the Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur received certificates and shared their opinions about the MOOC.  The MOOC, provided by the University of ...
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Lincoln Corner Johor Promotes Education and eLibraryUSA

On July 27, sixty-three high school and university students from Johor Bahru participated in a seminar entitled “U.S. University and Education System” held at Lincoln Corner Johor.   This interactive and fun-filled seminar, led by an EducationUSA adviser from the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), featured several aspects of higher education which students could pursue in the United States.  A ...
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Ambassador Coppedge Discusses Trafficking in Persons with Malaysian Officials and Civil Society

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge visited Malaysia July 25-26 for meetings with senior representatives of the Malaysian government, including the Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss strategies to combat human trafficking. Ambassador Coppedge presented the findings of the 2016 TIP Report to Malaysia’s interagency anti-trafficking council and led a discussion on ...
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A Real Jungle Gym – Biodiversity Conservation in Sarawak and Sabah with US Science Envoy Dr. Lovejoy

“A real jungle gym” is how U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Tom Lovejoy described watching orangutans from Sabah’s Orangutan Rescue Center exercising in the rainforest. The rescue, rehabilitation, and return to the wild of over 700 orangutans throughout the center’s history was just one of many biodiversity conservation success stories that Dr. Lovejoy heard during his four day tour through ...
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US to Recover More Than $1Billion Obtained from Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 20, 2016 United States Seeks to Recover More Than $1 Billion Obtained from Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of more than $1 billion in ...
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Security Message for US Citizens

Reminder of Security Practices Malaysian authorities have confirmed links between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the June 28 explosion at a nightclub in the Puchong area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In view of this and the recent incidents in Bangladesh, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, the U.S. Embassy in ...
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Grant Opportunity: Tun Mustapha Park Enforcement Assessment and Follow-on Activities

Funding Opportunity Title: Tun Mustapha Park Enforcement Assessment and Follow-on Activities Funding Opportunity: American and local NGO’s are invited to submit a proposal to develop an assessment for a cost effective compliance system for the Tun Mustapha Park placing special emphasis on protection of no-take zones and management of fisheries. The budget for the proposal should be no greater than $250,000 U.S. Dollars. ...
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Methodist College Kuala Lumpur Votes

On June 28, staff from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section gave a presentation entitled “2016 Race to the White House” to fifty students, faculty, and staff at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur.  Many of the participants are enrolled in Methodist’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) which allows students to complete half of their degree requirements at ...
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Sharing a “Buka Puasa” with Rohingya Refugee Children

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan and staff from the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur honored the spirit of Ramadan by sharing “Buka Puasa” with over one hundred children and administrators at “Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Al-Sagaff, Selayang,” a home for Rohingya refugee children. In his remarks, DCM Kagan applauded the home owner, Tuan Syed ...
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Students “Speak Up in English” at the Lincoln Corner Melaka

On June 22, Fulbright English Language Fellow (ELF) Emily Jones presented a half day English program entitled, “Speak Up in English” at the Lincoln Corner (LC) Melaka to about eighty secondary school students.  Ms. Jones skillfully introduced U.S. geography to the participants by engaging them in a discussion using photos of her life in the ...
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Fulbright Award Ceremony

Sixteen Malaysians were formally awarded their Fulbright grants at a ceremony hosted by the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) on June 21, 2016. The prestigious Fulbright education grant provides scholarships for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. ...
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Grant Opportunity: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Notice of Funding Opportunity Community Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods Executive Summary: The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water at the Department of State announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Community Support for combating Wildlife Trafficking ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Malaysia

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that seven Malaysian entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters including: Ashran Ghazi, Alvin Chai, Shalini Muthu, Grace Sai, Aaron Teng Pheng Sheng, Jackie Yap, and Cheryl Yeoh will join more than 700 entrepreneurs and investors from around the world for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in ...
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English Language Fellows Organize Conference on English Language Teaching 2016

On June 18, English Language Fellows Christa Bixby and Emily Jones conducted a conference on English Language Teaching 2016 at UNITAR International University (UNITAR) in Kelana Jaya, Selangor. The one-day conference entitled “Thriving Classrooms: Inspirational Practices to Create Dynamic English Language Learning Environments” were attended by more than 150 English language professionals across Malaysia. The ...
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U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar in Malaysia

During his five-day visit to Kuala Lumpur and Penang May 18 to 23, Special Representative to Muslim Communities (SRMC) Shaarik Zafar reached out to rural Muslim communities and engaged with young Muslim activists.  During his trip In Kuala Lumpur, he met with Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and spoke about the need to engage with youth to combat violent ...
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“Women Who Lead”

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian hosted a “Women Who Lead” panel discussion at the Kuala Lumpur Library this morning. This event served as an opportunity to inspire young Malaysians, especially women, with examples and advice from dynamic women leaders who have succeeded in a variety of fields. Panelists include Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood (CEO, Malaysia ...
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Education USA @ MATTA fair KK from May 6th to May 8th 2016

Last May 6-8, 2016, Education USA attended the Kota Kinabalu MATTA fair held in Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Education USA, hosted by the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is a one stop advising center supported by the U.S. Department of State. This organization provides unbiased, accurate, comprehensive and current information about how to apply to accredited ...
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Click! Camp Builds Community Heroes

Click! 5.0 is an intensive, action-packed social entrepreneurship program which aims to equip 150 rural and suburban students with entrepreneurial skills to address social issues in their own communities.  Students between the ages of 14-16 from 30 high schools in Perak, Kelantan, Selangor, Perlis, Penang, Kedah, Terengganu, Pahang, and Sabah participated in this year’s Click! ...
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Ambassador Yun’s Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ambassador Yun delivered remarks on the benefits of TPP during a conference organized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The conference brought together Malaysian officials and representatives from large Malaysian companies and small businesses to exchange ideas on how best to prepare for the opportunities the free trade agreement will ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Kagan joins the Community Heroes in the Click! 5.0 Camp in Kelantan

On April 24 at the last day of Click! 5.0 Camp in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan attended the Click! 5.0 Camp as one of the panel judges during the final pitching session. Organized by the Leadership Empowerment and Development Institute (LEAD), Click! Camp is an intensive, educational, interactive and highly ...
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Lincoln Corner Kelantan’s English Program Centers on Environmental Protection

On April 18, after Kelantan’s Chief Imam opened the Corner’s English program with remarks about the importance of learning the English language, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) Kiranjit Kaur and Jake Klingensmith, and U.S. English language and leadership trainer Khidar Abdullah engaged about 40 Kelantan secondary school students aged 16-17 (mostly from Islamic schools), in ...
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PAO Frank Whitaker Opens Education USA Zone at Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur

In his remarks on April 6th at the opening of the Education USA zone, Public Affairs Officer Frank Whitaker pointed out that Malaysians interested in pursuing higher education in the United States can get guidance and timely and accurate information about universities, colleges, admission requirements, and financial aid, etc., not only from MACEE (Malaysian American ...
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Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Library Offers MOOC Camp

On April 16, Abdul Qayyum Jumadi, the founder of  Englishjer (a social media handle targeting hundreds of Malaysian youth interested in English enhancement and other related activities), in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and the Lincoln Corner KL Library, led a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Camp on public speaking. The MOOC offered by the University ...
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Lincoln Corner Kedah Hosts Political Officer Jennifer Spande for Discussion on Trafficking in Persons

On April 14, about 40 participants, including about 20 police, customs, and immigration officials and a Kedah state assemblyman attended a talk on Trafficking in Persons by U.S. Embassy Political Officer Jennifer Spande.  A lively discussion ensued after the participants asked Jennifer about Malaysia’s tier ranking in recent years, including specifics on waivers for Tier ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits Perlis

Ambassador Yun visited the campus of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP Paus Campus) and gave a talk on U.S.-Malaysia relations to students, faculty, and local dignitaries. He discussed areas of bilateral cooperation, including education, security, trade, and the environment. He noted that the last few years have seen an increase in cooperation at all levels, including ...
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Founder of LaunchGood.com speaks to Malaysian Youth on Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding

Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt, Founder and CEO of LaunchGood.com, the world’s largest faith-based crowdfunding platform based in the United States, visited Malaysia from April 1 – 12, 2016 to speak to Malaysian youth on entrepreneurship and crowdfunding. During his visit in Malaysia, he travelled to several states, covering five cities, which included Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, ...
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Nisha Ayub Among Recipients of 2016 U.S. International Women of Courage Award

Nisha Ayub, from Malaysia, recently traveled to the United States to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. This Award annually recognizes women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk. ...
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Security Message

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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U.S.-Malaysian Defense Trade Symposium

February 22 – Ambassador Yun spoke at the first annual U.S.-Malaysian Defense Trade Symposium. The event brought together U.S and Malaysian defense companies and Malaysian military officials to exchange information and discuss defense-related trade opportunities. Also in attendance was Brian Nilsson, the U.S. State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary of Political-Military Affairs.
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OneBeat Alumni Lead Sharing Session at the Kuala Lumpur Lincoln Corner

As part of the Public Affairs Section’s efforts to promote cultural exchange programs, OneBeat alumni Neil Chua and Chor Guan shared their music and stories from America with an audience at the Kuala Lumpur Lincoln Corner. The program was held on Thursday, February 18, at the Galleri Insipirasi KL of the Kuala Lumpur City Library. ...
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Important Notice: New Payment System for U.S. Visa Applications

Effective February 1, 2016, Standard Chartered Bank will no longer accept over-the-counter payments for U.S. visa applications. Visa applicants can continue to pay for their visa fees via electronic funds transfer or use the online payment platform JomPAY . Starting February 1, 2016, they can also pay over-the-counter at designated Maybank branches. Detailed information on payment ...
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U.S. Embassy Program Teaches Life Skills Through American Sports

January 28 – U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Edgard Kagan launched the ASA Foundation’s “Life Skills through American Sports” Train the Trainer (ToT) program at the Dignity for Children Foundation yesterday afternoon. More than 50 people attended the launching ceremony including coaches and students from Dignity. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, ASA Foundation ...
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Chargé d’affaires Kagan Amplifies MLK Jr. Day Seminar at Sunway University

On January 27th, at a seminar and panel discussion commemorating MLK Jr. Day hosted by Sunway University’s Center for American Education, Chargé d’affaires Edgard Kagan spoke to 150 students and faculty members about the lasting achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Chargé Kagan shared personal anecdotes about Dr. King’s impact on his own life ...
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U.S. Embassy Bids Farewell to 2016 YES Students

Forty five Malaysian students depart next week to spend a semester in high schools across the United States. They will experience student life, learn about American society, and of course make new friends. U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Frank Whitaker hosted all 45 students at his home today for a barbeque lunch, and Deputy Chief ...
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Lincoln Corner Johor Catches U.S. Elections Fever

On January 21, US Embassy Political Officer Alex Hawkes presented a seminar at Lincoln Corner Johor on “U.S. Elections: Road to the White House” to about forty-five students and faculty members from the Sultan Ibrahim Polytechnic and Metro Polytechnic of Johor Bahru. Participants were pleased to learn about the U.S. electoral process, including the role ...
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Fulbright English Teaching Assistants Welcome Reception

On January 15, 2016, Ambassador Yun welcomed 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants to his home in Kuala Lumpur for a reception before they depart for their schools all across Malaysia. Ministry of Education Director General Datuk Seri Dr. Khair Mohamad Yusof also attended the event. These 100 young Americans will spend the year teaching English ...
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Ambassador Yun Joins Stanford Professors at Panel Discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy

At a roundtable discussion held at the Asia Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) on December 10, 2015, Professor Gi-Wook Shin from Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies along with Stanford University’s Professor Emeritus Donald K. Emmerson discussed how the United States’ foreign policy is shaping geopolitical dynamics in East Asia. Ambassador Joseph Y. ...
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Malaysian Student Enrollment in U.S. Increased by 6% to 7,231

International student enrollment in U.S. up ten percent to nearly one million The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that 7,231 Malaysian students attended college or university in the United States during the 2014/15 academic year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. Malaysia is the 22nd leading country of origin among international students ...
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The Facts About President Obama’s Recent Remarks on TPP and Drug Prices

During a Town Hall event at Taylor’s University on Friday, November 21 with a group of 500 young leaders from across Southeast Asia, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in response to a question from a young Malaysian in the audience.  Specifically, the President discussed the role of intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical ...
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Sultan Idris Teacher Education University Holds Viewing Party Featuring Obama’s YSEALI Town Hall

About 50 undergraduates and faculty from the Sultan Idris Teacher Education University (UPSI) in Tanjung Malim participated in a viewing party of President Barack Obama’s YSEALI Town Hall held November 20, 2015 at Taylor’s University. The viewing party enabled the audience at UPSI to hear the President discuss tough issues, from same-sex marriage to bridging ...
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Fact Sheet: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2015 Fact Sheet: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative As part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), President Obama will meet today with 500 emerging leaders from the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. The meeting ...
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U.S. Government Signs Agreement on Quick Response for Disaster Relief Aid in the Region

Ambassador Yun commemorated an agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations to store disaster relief supplies at the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (HRD) in Subang. Also in attendance were UN and Malaysian government officials. The USAID stocks include relief items sufficient to serve 4000 disaster affected households and include ...
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U.S. Government Signs Agreement on Quick Response for Disaster Relief Aid in the Region

The East Asia Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, susceptible to meteorological events, such as typhoons and floods, in addition to earthquakes, droughts, and volcanoes. When disasters occur, humanitarian organizations must be ready to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of affected populations. One way to prepare is by ...
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Typhoid Outbreak

The Ministry of Health Malaysia has reported 32 confirmed cases of typhoid since August in the following areas of Kuala Lumpur: Titiwangsa, Kepong, Pantai, and Cheras. No fatalities have been reported. Typhoid is a communicable disease and there is a vaccination for it that is recommended by the CDC prior to travel to Malaysia. You ...
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“All About the Corner” at Lincoln Corner Kedah’s Open Day

More than 1500 Alor Setar community members visited the Lincoln Corner Kedah to participate in the Corner’s 2-day Open Day program. Among the visitors were school students and their parents, educators, young professionals, and government employees. The first day of the program started with an Alumni Talk by Sarenawati Jaafar, who was nominated by the ...
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U.S. and Malaysia Host the 2nd National Seminar on Environmental Justice

Earlier today, U.S. Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun and The Right Honorable Chief Justice of Malaysia , Tun Arifin Zakaria, presided over the opening ceremonies for the Second National Seminar on Environmental Justice at the Royal Belum Rainforest Resort, Gerik, Perak. This was followed by a Tree Planting Ceremony where the U.S Ambassador and the Chief Justice of Malaysia each ...
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Indigenous Filmaking with Native American Bird Runningwater

Bird Runningwater, the Director of Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program, visited Kota Kinabalu on Oct 1-5 for the Borneo Eco Film Fest. He gave several talks and screened some short films by filmmakers he has identified and supported through the Sundance Institute. He also visited Kuching, Sarawak from Oct 8-10 and gave presentations ...
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Avoid Jalan Alor on September 24, 2015

Based on credible threat information regarding a potential terrorist act, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur advises U.S. citizens to avoid Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor (Alor Street) and the immediate surrounding areas, on Thursday, September 24, 2015.  For all other locations, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution ...
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Johor Youth “Roar” With Excitement at Lincoln Corner Johor’s English Program

On September 21, about 40 secondary school students “roared” with excitement while listening to American singer Katy Perry’s song entitled, “Roar” during an interactive English seminar led by English Language Fellow (ELF) Emily Jones at Lincoln Corner Johor. The seminar entitled “Storytelling in English: Sharing Stories with the World” included writing, speaking and drama exercises. ...
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Unhealthy Air Conditions in Malaysia

According to the Malaysian Department of Environment, many areas throughout Malaysia are currently suffering from air pollutants (haze) in the “unhealthy” or “very unhealthy” ranges caused by smoke from burning in Indonesia and Malaysia. Updated information on air quality levels in Malaysia may be obtained from the Department’s website (in English) at:  http://apims.doe.gov.my/v2/.  Air quality is ...
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Demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur on September 16, 2015

The Malaysian media has reported that a large demonstration is likely to occur in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  Please be aware that local law prohibits non-Malaysians from participating in public demonstrations.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, or demonstrations.  Monitor ...
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Embassy Officers Address U.S.- Destined Students at Education Seminar

U.S. Embassy Consular Officers Audrey Slover and Jaclyn Luo joined  Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) Education Advisers Manyoke and Kendall Quinsenberry to deliver a seminar entitled, “See You in the USA” held at Universiti Technology Mara (UiTM, in Shah Alam). The 360 Malaysian undergraduates who attended the seminar are destined for higher studies in the United States. The American ...
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Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Screens “The Great Fight For Disability Rights”

On September 10 Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO) Michael Cavey introduced a special program at the Lincoln Corner in KL in honor of disabled persons in the U.S. and around the world. Guests included the Honorable Senator Bhathmavathi Krishnan (a wheel chair user herself) and about 50 disabled persons in Kuala Lumpur representing wheel chair ...
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Welcome Onboard Lincoln Corner Perak!

On September 9, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan and Chairman of the Perak State Committee on Tourism, Art, Culture, Communication, and Multimedia YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi co-officiated the launch ceremony of the Lincoln Corner Perak at 1Malaysia Community Library, UTC Perak. More than seventy people, including school students and ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Malaysia, August 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 4-6, to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). At the ARF, the Secretary will participate in four multilateral meetings including the Lower Mekong Initiative, U.S.-ASEAN, East Asia Summit, and ASEAN Regional Forum ministers meetings. Photos from the trip >> U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Facebook page >> Media Note: Statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action To Address Iran’s Nuclear Programme by Ministers Participating in The 5th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC; August 6, 2015 Fact Sheet: U.S. Engagement in the 2015 ASEAN Regional Forum ; August ...
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2015 YES Abroad Exchange Students Ready to Roll!

Selamat Datang! Five American high school students begin their 10-month Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program this week. During the program, the students will stay with Malaysian host families and attend Form Four education at secondary schools across the states of Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. Local program partner AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia organized a 4-day arrival orientation for the students in Kuala ...
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Updated Security Info on Travel to Eastern Sabah

Following the May 14, 2015 kidnapping of two Malaysian nationals from a restaurant outside the city of Sandakan, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review important security information regarding travel in the eastern coastal region of the Malaysian state of Sabah. The targeted areas are detailed in our most recent Malaysia Specific Information-Threats to ...
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YSEALI Startup Weekend, August 4-6, 2015

The Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) has kicked-off the application drive for the YSEALI Generation: Startup Weekend, as part of its youth engagement program facilitated by the US Embassy in Malaysia. YSEALI Generation Startup Weekend (Startup Weekend ASEAN) is an initiative to bring together groups of young entrepreneurs from ten ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Singapore, ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 (Malaysia)

For East and Asia Pacific Overview, click here . For complete 2014 report, click here . In 2014, countries in the East Asia and Pacific continued to weaken the ability of terrorist groups to operate in the region and constrained the activities of large terrorist organizations. Governments became increasingly concerned about the growing threat of the Islamic ...
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ETAS Run Youth Camp During Lincoln Corner Kedah’s Friendship Olympics

Fourteen Kedah and Perlis ETAs ( English Teaching Assistants) hosted a sports-themed English camp titled, Friendship Olympics in collaboration with the Kedah Public Library on June 17. ETA Amy Mon from SMK Alor Merah organized this English event for 64 energetic Kedah students from 7 secondary schools. Students broke through their initial shyness with a ...
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Chief Minister of Melaka praises effort by the Lincoln Corner Melaka on their Green Tech Day

Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun and wife Dr. Melanie Billings Yun, Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Idris Haron and wife, Datin Fadillah Abdullah and other state cabinet ministers of Melaka led the closing ceremony at Lincoln Corner Melaka’s Green Tech Day on June 1.  More than 200 students, teachers, local governments and NGOs gathered to ...
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USTR Froman Promotes Trans Pacific Partnership at Think Tank Event

Over 120 civil society members, government officials, and media attended a panel discussion featuring U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman during his recent trip to Kuala Lumpur. USTR Froman and his fellow panelists used the opportunity to address many of the misguided narratives about TPP and to highlight the benefits that TPP would bring Malaysia. The panelists took ...
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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Rocks Four Cities in Malaysia

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal showcased a unique aspect of American culture – rock music – during his recent seven day tour of Malaysia. Thal, a renowned musician, writer and producer, traveled with his distinctive double-neck guitar to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. He taught workshops to young aspiring musicians, held concerts for large crowds, ...
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State Dept. on Malaysia’s Sedition Act Amendments

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. April 14, 2015 STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, ACTING SPOKESPERSON Malaysia’s Sedition Act Amendments The United States notes the April 10 passage of amendments to Malaysia’s Sedition Act, and we reiterate our concern about restrictions on freedom of expression in Malaysia. We welcome the decision to ...
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U.S. Condolence Message on Malaysia’s Helicopter Crash

On behalf of the United States government, Ambasador Joseph Yun extends his deep condolences to the family and friends of those on board the recent helicopter crash in Semenyih. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time. Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis was tirelessly dedicated to advancing Malaysia’s interests by enhancing relations ...
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CEO of Wildlife Alliance Educates Malaysians on the Need for Wildlife Protection

Suwanna Gauntlett, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Alliance, spoke at the the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking which was co-chaired by the governments of the United States and Malaysia. The forum was attended by key regional stakeholders, including government officials, non-profits, Interpol, regional policymakers and media. Susanna’s visit to Malaysia brought ...
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Alleged Drugging of Foreign Nationals in Local Nightclub

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has become aware of several foreigners who have been targets of an alleged drugging incident in a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur. As a result of this incident, the U.S. Embassy has restricted embassy personnel from frequenting The Beach Club located on Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. The U.S. Embassy ...
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Lincoln Corner Kedah Showcases ETAs’ Creative English Teaching Methods

At a workshop entitled “How to Teach English Creatively,” U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) Kathryn Kasten and Amy Mon shared their expertise with 14 local English teachers from Alor Setar’s secondary schools in the state of Kedah, in the north of peninsular Malaysia.  Presenting theories and incorporating video clips, comic strips, mind mapping techniques, ...
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USS Bonhomme Richard Visits Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Malaysia for a scheduled port visit in Kota Kinabalu, Feb 23, 2015. Bonhomme Richard Sailors and Marines were involved in various community service projects, hosting tours of the ship, sporting events, as well as enjoying ...
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The Launch of the New Fulbright-MCMC Grant

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan attended the official ceremony launching the new Fulbright-MCMC Grant at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).  DCM Kagan witnessed the exchange of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Chairman of MCMC, Datuk Seri Dr. Halim Shafie, and Dr. Jim Coffman, the Executive Director of the Malaysian-American ...
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Members of the U.S. Congress Visit Kuala Lumpur

A delegation of seven members of the United States Congress visited Kuala Lumpur yesterday as part of a trip to the region that also includes Japan and Singapore.  While in Kuala Lumpur, the delegation met with Malaysian government officials, including Prime Minister Najib, to discuss economic and trade issues and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.  They ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Conviction of Anwar Ibrahim

The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by the rejection of Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal and his conviction. The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely.  The decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar, and his trial, have raised serious concerns regarding the rule of law and the independence of ...
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Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Jordan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk have traveled to Amman, Jordan to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah and senior Jordanian government and security officials. General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will convey deepest condolences to His Majesty and the Jordanian government and ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan Addresses Annual Education USA University Fair

Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan addressed more than 1,100 students and parents at the annual EducationUSA university fair at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Kagan highlighted the affordability and flexibility of the U.S. university system. Following his remarks, he toured the exhibit hall where nearly 40 U.S. university representatives answered ...
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ASEAN Meetings in Kota Kinabalu, January 27, 2015

The U.S. Government urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when traveling to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meetings from January 27-28, 2015. Extremists view large gatherings of foreign dignitaries as attractive targets for potential terrorist attacks. As such, U.S. citizens should be especially vigilant in and around venues ...
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YTL Donates Computers to U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

YTL Communications donated 100 Chromebook laptop computers with 4G and internet packages to the 100 American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who will teach in various schools throughout Malaysia in 2015. The 100 Fulbright ETAs from the United States have just arrived in Malaysia to serve in various schools in Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, ...
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Public Affairs Office Bids Farewell to 2015 YES Students

Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Whitaker hosted a farewell reception for forty-five Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) students along with the local program administrator Antarabudaya (AFS) Malaysia and YES alumni. These recent secondary school graduates from across Malaysia gathered for the last time in Kuala Lumpur to attend a 3-day pre-departure orientation before departing ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Russel’s Travel to Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh

For Immediate Release Media Note: Assistant Secretary of State Russel’s Travel to Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel  will travel to Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 18-28, to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits Kelantan and Announces New U.S. Flood Assistance

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun visited Kelantan on January 15, 2015 and met with Malaysian government officials to discuss flood recovery and assistance. While in Kota Bharu, Ambassador Yun met with the Crown Prince of Kelantan and the Chief Minister of Kelantan to convey his condolences, learn about the situation on the ground, ...
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U.S. Government to Provide Additional RM 3 Million in Assistance for Flood Relief

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun announced today RM 3 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help with flood recovery in the east coast of Malaysia.  The new assistance will take the form of materials, programs, and technical assistance and will help people in the affected areas recover from the disaster and rebuild ...
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U.S. Rebalance Policy Toward Asia Includes Robustly Rising U.S.-Malaysia Relations

At a Public Affairs Roundtable jointly organized with the Harvard Leadership Trek and Sunway Education Group held at the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan articulated U.S. “Rebalance” policy toward Asia.  Addressing seventy Malaysian and international participants, including about forty Harvard post-graduate scholars, the DCM cogently discussed U.S. policy ...
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More than 350 students are SET to Study in the USA!

On January 13, more than 350 students participated in a day-long workshop See YOU in the USA organized by the U.S. Embassy,  Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), and  INTEC Education College in Shah Alam.  MACEE Adviser Ms. Manyoke Moke guided students about writing personal statements and discussed strategies for being a successful international student.  Fulbright Awardee Claire Cravero provided insights about life ...
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2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) welcomes the 100 Americans from 35 states and the District of Columbia who arrived in Malaysia to serve as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in national secondary schools for the 2015 school year. They will be posted to mostly rural and remote towns in Kelantan, Kedah, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah, and Sarawak. This will ...
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Flooding in Central and East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia

Due to heavy rainfall, the coastal and river areas of the Malaysian states of Terengganu, Pahang and Kelantan are severely flooded and flood waters continue to rise. More than 10,000 residents in these regions have been evacuated, including the resort guests in the Taman Negara National Park. U.S. citizens are advised to defer travel to ...
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The United States and Malaysia Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

The United States and Malaysia signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) on Tuesday, marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin signed the agreement on behalf of the United States and Deputy Finance Minister 1 Datuk Ahmad Maslan signed the agreement on behalf of ...
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Ambassador Joseph Yun Visits Penang

Ambassador Joseph Yun traveled to Penang for the annual American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce  (Amcham) Penang Dialogue earlier this week.  He met with U.S. company representatives and Penang government leaders to discuss the wide range of events that took place in Malaysia during the last year, including President Obama’s historic visit.  Ambassador Yun also outlined activities that would be taking ...
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Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Visits Malaysia

U.S. Department of State Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens visited Kuala Lumpur on December 5 to meet with government and civil society representatives and discuss youth engagement in the United States and Malaysia. During his visit, Special Advisor Rabens met with Minister for Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin in Putrajaya to exchange ideas on ...
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Ambassador Joseph Yun Visits Sabah

Ambassador Yun recently traveled to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to attend the Sabah Forestry Department Centennial celebration and the Heart of Borneo Conference.  While in Kota Kinabalu, the Ambassador met with Sabah State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Abidin Madingkir, and the Kota Kinabalu-Portland Sister City Steering Committee members ...
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Executive Actions on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation. More information is ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with SEARCCT to Host Regional Workshop on Countering Online Violent Extremist Narratives

The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCCT) partnered to host the Southeast Asia Regional Workshop on Countering Online Violent Extremist Narratives from November 4 – 6, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Over 60 participants from various ASEAN countries, the United States and Australia attended the workshop, aimed at sharing best practices for countering ...
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U.S. Embassy Town Hall for American Citizens Living in Penang

The Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Consul General and other embassy representatives will hold a town hall event for U.S. Citizens in Penang on November 5 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Embassy representatives will discuss services offered for U.S. Citizens and answer questions from participants. Limited consular services (passport applications and notarials) will also be ...
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U.S. Embassy Encourages Increased Vigilance for International Schools

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in 16 Muslim countries, including Western teachers employed at these schools. That message referenced schools in the localities of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Maadi (Egypt) as examples, and these two cities as locations with high concentrations of potential targets. ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits ExxonMobil’s Tapis R Offshore Platform

On Wednesday October 29, Ambassador Joseph Yun visited the newly installed Tapis R offshore oil platform, the hub of the Tapis Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project off the coast of Terengganu. ExxonMobil and its joint venture partner Petronas are investing $2.5 billion in the project, which seeks to boost oil production from the maturing Tapis ...
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Consular Services in Kota Kinabalu By Appointment, October 15

A Representative from the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will visit Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday morning, October 15 to conduct limited consular services. U.S. citizens can also meet with the representative to ask questions on any consular issues. The representative will take applications for U.S. passports renewals and prepare notarials. Appointments are required for ...
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Security Reminder on Travel to Eastern Sabah

The Embassy remains concerned that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) may target U.S. citizens for kidnapping near the coastal resorts and islands in Eastern Sabah. These areas are detailed in the Safety and Security section of the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Malaysia. The full text is included in this message. The U.S. ...
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Mastura Rashid of Malaysia Wins Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

Mastura Rashid, founder of the Nasi Lemak Project, was honored on September 29 during the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, Kentucky.  The event was created to celebrate people from around the world who are making a difference in their communities and beyond.  In addition to awards given to seasoned humanitarians, six young ...
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Ambassador Yun to Accompany Sabah Delegation to Portland, Oregon

Ambassador Joseph Yun will accompany a delegation from Kota Kinabalu and Sabah as they visit Portland, Oregon from September 27 – October 4, 2014. Led by Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Bin Manjun, the Sabah delegation includes the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu Datuk Abidin Madingkir, and representatives from ...
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Click! Camp 4.0: Get! Set! Go! Empowers the Next Generation of Young Leaders

The Embassy’s annual premier social entrepreneurship program aimed at students ages 14-16 concluded its fourth series of camps on September 23 at a Grand Finale held at Sunway University Kuala Lumpur.  Following the Click! Camps in Penang, Terengganu, and Sarawak organized by LifeChamp Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian Alumni Partnership (MAAP), 6 teams were chosen ...
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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur and EMS Language Centre Launch the English Access Microscholarship Program in Kuala Lumpur

The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and EMS Language Centre launched the English Access Microscholarship Program at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur on September 18, 2014, providing an opportunity for thirty-seven Form 3 students from SMK Taman Kosas Ampang to receive intensive English language training after school.   More than 100 guests including teachers and ...
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American Journalist Anya Schiffrin Speaks at the National Press Club

On September 8, American journalist Anya Schiffrin spoke about her latest book, Global Muckracking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World, at the National Press Club in Kuala Lumpur. Her book highlights the handful of pioneering journalists from Africa, South America, Asia and other countries who risked their lives and reputations to uncover ...
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U.S. Embassy Political Counselor Speaks at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)

On Friday September 5, U.S. Embassy Political Counselor Tressa Finerty spoke with thirty participants in the Regional and International Affairs module at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Audience members included young Malaysian diplomats as well as a handful of foreign diplomats assigned to Malaysia.  Ms. Finerty ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Speaks at the 3rd MIMA South China Sea Conference

Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Mr. Edgard Kagan provided remarks on a diplomatic approach to addressing disputes in the South China Sea at the 3rd MIMA South China Sea Conference on September 3 in Kuala Lumpur.  Mr. Kagan focused on urging all claimant states to avoid unilateral and provocative actions in the ...
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Sixth Annual Malaysia-U.S. Strategic Talks

U.S. and Malaysian leaders met August 27 in Washington, D.C. for Malaysia-U.S. Strategic Talks.  The delegations, led by Dr. Amy Searight, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, and Suriani binti Ahmad, Ministry of Defense Under Secretary for Policy and Strategic Planning, discussed cooperation on security, maritime, and military science and technology ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Malaysia’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release August 27, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY Malaysia’s Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send my best wishes to the people of Malaysia as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your nation’s ...
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Hollywood Comes to Malaysia

Hollywood actress Erinn Westbrook, who made a mark in the TV series Glee, and former Disney executive Tina Treadwell dazzled crowds in Johor Bahru, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur.  The duo inspired hundreds of youth, including students, writers, academicians, and filmmakers, emphasizing the importance of education, perseverance and hard work in reaching success in Hollywood ...
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Lincoln Corner Penang Organizes “Fun English Conversational Hours” for Students in Seberang Jaya

On August 19, the Lincoln Corner Penang organized “Fun English Conversational Hours” on August 19 for 65 students and teachers from schools in Seberang Jaya.   Embassy Press Officer Drake Weisert introduced the students to the rich diversity of American culture through lively multimedia presentations, speaking and listening exercises, selected idioms and music.  Students also presented ...
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Travel to Coastal Eastern Sabah

The Embassy has received renewed information that extremist groups continue to plan kidnapping for ransom operations near the coastal resorts and islands in Eastern Sabah, particularly during the last days of Ramadan. The targeted areas are detailed in our most recent Malaysia Specific Information-Threats to Safety and Security. The full text is included in this ...
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PAO Presents First American Shelf to the National Library of Malaysia

On July 22, PAO Bonnie S Gutman presented Malaysia’s first American Shelf to the National Library of Malaysia at a special ceremony hosted by the Director General of the National Library, Dato’ Raslin Abu Bakar, and attended by 100 senior librarians, Lincoln Corner directors, library patrons, and the media.  Guests applauded the PAO’s key message ...
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Farewell Dr. George Iber!

During the last few weeks of his 10-month assignment with the English Language Teaching Center (ELTC) at the Ministry of Education, Senior English Language Fellow Dr. George Iber continued delivering talks and conducting workshops with Malaysian audiences.  Dr. Iber was a panelist at the second annual Cooler Lumpur Festival, which was funded by a PA ...
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Ambassador Yun Hosts a Dialogue with Influential Muslims Leaders

On June 26, Ambassador Joseph Yun invited prominent leaders of Malaysian Muslim communities to his residence for an informal discussion on current domestic issues and foreign affairs.  Participants included spiritual leaders, heads of NGOs, and others active in Islamic civil society.  Ambassador Yun refuted many common misconceptions about the United States and its policies, including ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks at the Reception to Celebrate the 238th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America

(As Prepared for Delivery) Excellencies, Tan Sri-Puan Sri, Dato-Datin, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Salam sejahtera dan selamat petang.  A very warm welcome to all. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the independence of the United States—a holiday known to all Americans simply as the 4th of July. Now, the quicker ...
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U.S. Air Force Trains with the Royal Malaysian Air Force in Exercise Cope Taufan

On June 15, 40 media personnel were invited to view first-hand an air drop onboard a C-17 Globemaster flying over Penor, Pahang before continuing the journey to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Butterworth, Penang.  It is part of the Cope Taufan and Teak Mint Exercise being held simultaneously from June 9-20. The ...
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Malaysians at Lincoln Corners and Academic Institutions Touched by U.S. Air Force Band Ensemble

While the U.S. Air Force Band of the Asia Pacific (PACAF) was conducting joint military exercises with Malaysian counterparts June 9-22, its four- piece music ensemble led by Captain Haley Armstrong engaged in a series of community relations activities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.  Presenting renditions of popular American music and songs before Malaysian audiences, they spread messages of happiness and friendship to ...
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Tempest Express-25 (TE-25) Multinational Workshop

Malaysia, the United States, and other global partners will be participating in the Tempest Express-25 (TE-25) multinational workshop to be held in Port Dickson, Malaysia, from 12-20 June 2014. This iteration is the latest in a continuing series of multilateral engagements in the Asia-Pacific region designed to promote regional peace and security, and enhance multinational ...
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Acting DCM Kent Stiegler Emphasized U.S.- Malaysian Comprehensive Partnership at MISI Convocation

On May 28, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (A/DCM) Kent Stiegler congratulated 21 Master’s degree graduates of the Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Selangor for completing the rigorous program, which is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Government of Malaysia.  A/DCM Stiegler said that this initiative boosts ...
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Celebrating Jazz in Johor Bahru

On May 23, Lincoln Corner Johor organized a Jazz Appreciation Night, a fun-filled evening with a live Jazz concert by U.S. Embassy Officer Mr. Matt Ingeneri in collaboration with Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) Orchestra.  More than 100 guests from all walks of life were entertained by the two-hour live performance, which was open to the ...
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Lincoln Corner Melaka Promotes E-Library USA

On May 15, twenty teachers and librarians from schools and the Melaka State Public Library attended a special workshop on “Information Literacy: Harnessing the Power of E-Library USA” organized at the Lincoln Corner.  Lincoln Resource Center Reference Librarian Nurha Matrang introduced participants to the free database and taught them how to search for articles on ...
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U.S. Embassy Speaker Donnelly Makes History Come Alive at the Univesity of Malaya

On May 14, Economics Section Office Management Specialist James Donnelly presented a seminar on “The U.S. Involvement in Vietnam,”  to twenty-five undergraduates taking a modern history clas” at the University of Malaya.  The students enjoyed listening, for the first time, candid American perspectives about the Vietnam war, the divided views within U.S. society about fighting ...
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The Click! 4.0 Competition has started!

May 2-4, sixty-four students participated in a three-day Click 4.0 “Get.Set.Go” Camp at the Royal Penang Hotel.  The fourth annual nationwide social innovation camp was represented by students participating in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) Program, Teach for Malaysia (TFM) program, and English Access Microscholarship Program from Penang, Perak, Johor, and Kedah. The competition-based ...
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Planned Demonstration at Merdeka Square, Thursday, May 1, 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has learned from local police and social media that a group of protestors are planning a demonstration related to domestic political issues.  The protest is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Merdeka Square.  The protestors may begin gathering at 10:00 a.m. in ...
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President Barack Obama to Visit Malaysia

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur is pleased to share the following information about the visit to Malaysia by United States President Barack Obama. The following is an excerpt by Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Susan Rice, National Security Advisor. For full text of the briefing, please click here . President Barack Obama ...
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Warning Against Travel to Coastal Eastern Sabah and Islands

Malaysian authorities have confirmed the kidnapping of two women, a foreign tourist and a hotel employee, on April 2, 2014, from a water village resort off the coast of the town of Semporna in Eastern Sabah. Police are investigating the incident and no further details are available at this time. The Department of State recently ...
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ASEAN Youth Congregates for a Leadership Program

From April 3-23, the South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) will bring together the ten ASEAN country members for the first time this year to participate in the program at the Northern Illinois University (NIU).  Student leaders Karanmohan Singh, Nur Akmal Sharizal and Wan Nur Sakinah from SMK Derma, Perlis, B Saktivel Naidu from Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Kedah, Hariharan ...
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Lincoln Resource Center Celebrates Women’s Empowerment at INTI International College

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Lincoln Resource Center (LRC) and INTI International College highlighted women’s empowerment via a seminar on the subject with about 70 Malaysian students and faculty from the American Degree Transfer Program of INTI. The panel of speakers comprising Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) Coordinators David Peterson, Julia ...
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MH370 Tragedy: Lincoln Corner Kedah’s Young Fans Express Sympathy

On March 26, twenty young Malaysians expressed their sympathies to the families who had loved ones on Malaysia Airlines MH370.  As sadness pervades Malaysia regarding this tragedy, Lincoln Corner Kedah took initiatives to help young patrons of the Corner deal with their sadness and concern associated with the daily news about different aspects of the Malaysian ...
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Women Play a Central Role in Peace

John Kerry International Women’s Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place – but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, ...
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2014 Lincoln Corners’ Annual Workshop’s Best Practices Support Expanding U.S.-Malaysia Partnerships

From March 11-13, the Embassy’s  Lincoln Resource Center and the Kelantan State Public Library’s Lincoln Corner jointly hosted the annual Lincoln Corners Librarians’ workshop in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, March 11-13. Via Skype, Public Affairs Officer Bonnie S Gutman enthusiastically committed to the further development of the Lincoln Corners in Malaysia.  PAO Gutman thanked the Director and staff of ...
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Second U.S. Navy Destroyer, Two Helicopters, Join Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Search and Rescue Operations

The United States is continuing to assist the Malaysian Government in search and rescue operations in connection with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH #370.  The USS Kidd (DDG-100) , an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, began search and rescue operations this afternoon in the Gulf of Thailand.  Like the USS Pinckney , which began search and rescue operations yesterday, the USS ...
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U.S. Government Providing Assistance Following the Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370

The United States Government continues to closely follow the developments regarding Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 and is assisting the Malaysian Government with search and rescue efforts.  We extend our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of those on board the Malaysia Airlines flight. At the request of the Malaysian Government, the United States ...
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Avoiding Snatch Theft

Snatch theft and pickpocketing are the most commonly reported crimes in Malaysia and all of us are at risk. Thieves on motorcycles or leaning out of car windows typically snatch handbags, necklaces, and mobile phones from unsuspecting pedestrians. Snatch thieves on motorcycles have been known to drive through “red” traffic signals and onto sidewalks to ...
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‘Sisters in Arms’ Program goes International

Women of the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces share experiences with their female colleagues at the regional military exercise Lieutenant Colonel Salawati Yahaa of the Malaysian Joint Force Headquarters shares her experiences with being a mother of four while serving her country at the first International Sisters in Arms meeting held during the Cobra Gold military ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs

Opening Remarks at Press Availability Grand Millennium Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thank you it’s great to be here in Kuala Lumpur today. I’m looking forward to a very productive series of meetings today. But first, I wanted to take a minute to speak about the importance of people-to-people ties in our relationship, and the importance ...
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Ambassador Yun Hosts a Wildlife Protection Event

Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun’s Wildlife Protection Event Draws Crowd:  On Friday, February 21, 2014, Ambassador Yun hosted panelists from the Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Forestry Department, Danau Gireng Field Centre, and EcoHealth Alliance for a presentation attended by 15 heads of foreign missions in Malaysia, as well as a number of directors of Malaysian and ...
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Johnny Rodgers Band a Hit in East Malaysia

More than 2,000 people came to see the performance of the U.S.-based Johnny Rodgers Band and seven other country music bands from Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore at the Miri Country Music Fest 2014.  The band performed a selection of original songs, including “Moving to Graceland” as well as favorite hits by Garth Brooks, Jerry Reed, ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia in April

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia in April The President will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in late April as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits ETA School in Kuching

On February 5, 2014, Ambassador Joseph Yun and his wife Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun visited Bandar Samariang Secondary School Kuching that currently hosts ETA Alexandra Mills.   AMB Yun and his wife received warm welcomes from the Kuching State Education officials including the Director of the Kuching State Education, Principal of SMK Bandar Samariang, various school functionaries, ...
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Malaysia Welcomes the New Cohort of 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

On January 13, Ambassador Joseph Yun hosted a welcome reception for the new cohort of 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) at his residence.  The reception was attended by key officials from the Ministry of Education Malaysia including Secretary General Datuk Dr. Madinah binti Mohamad and Director General Khair Mohamad Yusof; MACEE Executive Director James ...
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