Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink’s Travel to Southeast Asia November 27 to December 4

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink’s Travel to Southeast Asia November 27 to December 4 MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 26, 2021 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok from November 27 to December ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 11/26/2021 On April 20, 2021, the State Department issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Malaysia, advising U.S. citizens not to travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. For additional information, please see the full  Travel Advisory . ***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Tips for Renewing Your Passport by Mail

Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia November 26, 2021 Message for U.S. Citizens: Tips for Renewing Your Passport by Mail Tips for Renewing Your Passport by Mail We are pleased to see that many U.S. citizens in Malaysia have been utilizing our new Passport Renewal by Mail and One-Way Delivery Service options, launched on September ... Read More»

FB Live: How Climate Change Can Impact Food Security?

Join us on Nov 29th at 9:00 AM for another session in our Environmental Speaker Series on how climate change can impact food security.  The Environmental Speaker Series is organized by WWF Malaysia and sponsored by U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur.   Food security is a basic necessity for all. However the food system is under immense pressure from ... Read More»

Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source:  Department of Commerce Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali ATTENTION: EDITORS November 19, 2021 Yesterday, following a roundtable focused on the semiconductor supply chain with government and business leaders, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Official Visit to Malaysia

Source:  Department of Commerce Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Official Visit to Malaysia ATTENTION: EDITORS November 19, 2021 Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo concluded her visit to Asia with an official visit to Malaysia. She met with Malaysian government leaders to discuss opportunities to strengthen our economic relationship through collaboration and partnership. In her discussions, she highlighted the importance of reliable ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Malaysia’s Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali

Source: Department of Commerce Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Malaysia’s Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali ATTENTION: EDITORS November 18, 2021 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Malaysia’s Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to discuss ways to deepen U.S.-Malaysia economic ties, including through President Biden’s ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar

Source: Department of Commerce Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa ATTENTION: EDITORS November 18, 2021 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa . The Secretary highlighted the Biden Administration’s broader objective of working with like-minded ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Visit with Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob

Source: Department of Commerce Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Visit with Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob ATTENTION: EDITORS November 18, 2021 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob to discuss ways to further improve bilateral relations and deepen U.S.-Malaysia economic ties, including through President ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Updates on American Citizen Services Appointments and Immigration Letters

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia November 15, 2021   (Updated) American Citizen Services Appointments As of Monday, November 15, 2021, U.S. citizens in Malaysia may schedule notary and passport appointments directly via  our online system .  Note that certain eligible adult U.S. passport holders may renew their ten-year passports by mail rather than making an in-person ... Read More»

U.S. 2021 APEC Outcomes

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/u-s-2021-apec-outcomes/ The United States congratulates New Zealand for hosting a successful APEC year during the ongoing economic and health challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout an entirely virtual APEC year, the United States sought to work with APEC economies to build a more open digital economy, advance women’s ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces First Travel to Asia

ATTENTION: EDITORS November 8, 2021 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will make her first official visit to Asia from Nov. 15-18, where she will meet with government officials and business leaders in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Secretary Raimondo will visit the Indo-Pacific region to reaffirm our commitment and strengthen our economic relationship ... Read More»

Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act Report 2021

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 4, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/eliminate-neutralize-and-disrupt-end-wildlife-trafficking-act-report-2021/ The U.S. Department of State submitted the fifth annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (the END Wildlife Trafficking Act). Wildlife trafficking is a serious transnational crime that undermines security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (November 5, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert November 5, 2021   Location: Worldwide (REMINDER) On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden at the COP26 Leaders Statement

BRIEFING ROOM NOVEMBER 01, 2021 SPEECHES AND REMARKS Permalink: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/11/01/remarks-by-president-biden-at-the-cop26-leaders-statement/ Scottish Event Campus Glasgow, Scotland 2:55 P.M. GMT THE PRESIDENT:  Ladies and gentlemen, to state the obvious, we meet with the eyes of history upon us and the profound questions before us.  It’s simple: Will we act?  Will we do what is necessary?  Will we seize ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the COP26 U.S. Center Opening Event

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM NOVEMBER 1, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-the-cop26-u-s-center-opening-event/ SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. It is a great pleasure to join all of you for what is the official launch of the U.S. Center here at COP26. And I just want to thank everyone across the U.S. Government who made all ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: President Biden Renews U.S. Leadership on World Stage at U.N. Climate Conference (COP26)

BRIEFING ROOM NOVEMBER 01, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Permalink: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/11/01/fact-sheet-president-biden-renews-u-s-leadership-on-world-stage-at-u-n-climate-conference-cop26/ President Announces New Actions to Tackle Climate Change, Tap Economic Opportunity, and Tout Ambition of Collective Global Efforts On day one in office, President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement, restored U.S. leadership on the world stage, and reestablished our position to tackle the climate crisis ... Read More»

U.S. and Malaysia Enhance Military Cooperation through Exercise Keris Strike 2021

ATTENTION: EDITORS November 1, 2021 Malaysian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Pacific announced today their participation in Exercise Keris Strike 2021, to be held in and around Gurun, Kedah, Malaysia from 1-12 November. Keris Strike is an annual, bilateral exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Malaysian Armed Forces. This year marks ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: 2021 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes an Open, Interconnected, Resilient, and Secure Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET October 29, 2021 The Governments of the United States and India co-hosted the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) virtually October 28-29, 2021.  This marked the first time this event has been co-hosted in South Asia.  The IPBF advances the United States’ vision for an open, interconnected, resilient, and secure Indo-Pacific region.  As the premier ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 27, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 27, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Travel to the United States  On October 25, 2021, the  White House issued a Presidential Proclamation  with details regarding the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, which will take effect November 8.   Please note ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Releases Additional Detail for Implementing a Safer, More Stringent International Air Travel System

BRIEFING ROOM OCTOBER 25, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES As we continue to work to protect people from COVID-19, today, the Biden Administration is releasing additional detail around implementation of the new international air travel policy requiring foreign national travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated. This updated policy puts in place an international travel system that is stringent, ... Read More»

Updates on U.S. Travel Policy Requiring Vaccination

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 25, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/updates-on-u-s-travel-policy-requiring-vaccination/ Today, the White House and CDC announced details of the new vaccination policy that will go into effect for international travelers on November 8.  As of that date, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination ... Read More»

United States Provides Additional $800,000 for COVID-19 Assistance in Malaysia

For Immediate Release October 21, 2021 This month, the United States announced an additional $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance for Malaysia. This assistance will support the Government of Malaysia’s efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities.  It will also support safe quarantine facilities for these communities, assisting in the protection of Malaysia from SARS-CoV-2 and helping ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 18, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 18, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Quarantine Requirements For Travelers to Malaysia Effective October 18, 2021 , Malaysia has implemented reduced quarantine periods for travelers entering the country and for those required to quarantine due to close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. The new quarantine requirements are as follows: ... Read More»

Celebrating Our Frontline Heroes Through Food Diplomacy

ATTENTION: EDITORS October 18, 2021 Penang – In conjunction with International Chef’s Day, World Chefs Without Borders and the Penang Chefs Association prepared 600 nutritious meals with U.S. agricultural products for the medical front liners at Penang and Seberang Jaya General Hospitals on Saturday, 16th October. This initiative was in collaboration with the Mutiara Food ... Read More»

Equipping Young Women Activists to be Media-Savvy Advocates

ATTENTION: EDITORS October 13, 2021 Kuala Lumpur – On Wednesday 13 October 2021, the program “Creating Agents for Change” was launched by U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Brian D. McFeeters, Selangor State Executive Councillor for Health, Unity, Women and Family Empowerment, YB Dr. Siti Mariah Mahmud, and activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir.  Organized by EMPOWER Malaysia ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 8, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 8, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Registering vaccines received abroad in MySejahtera The Malaysian Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV)  announced on Twitter  on October 4, 2021 that individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Malaysia may now apply directly via the MySejahtera Helpdesk to have their digital vaccine ... Read More»

U.S. Continues To Strengthen Ties With Sarawak

Kuala Lumpur – The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters from innovatively interacting with different parts of Malaysia. From September 27 to October 1st, 2021, Ambassador McFeeters conducted a virtual visit to Sarawak through a series of meetings with Sarawak government officials, businesses, NGOs and Sarawakian alumni ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-call-with-malaysian-foreign-minister-saifuddin/ SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone today with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the close U.S.-Malaysia partnership, the importance of upholding the international rules-based order, peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, ... Read More»

AUKUS, trilateral security partnership: joint op-ed by UK, US and Australia

Authored article This op-ed is jointly authored by H.E. Dr Justin Lee, High Commissioner of Australia to Malaysia, H.E. Brian D. McFeeters, Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia and H.E. Charles Hay MVO, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia.   Malaysia lies at the heart of Southeast Asia, the heart ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations virtually and in-person in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Secretary Blinken thanked ASEAN countries for their support of the ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at UN Security Council Meeting on Climate and Security

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UN HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-un-security-council-meeting-on-climate-and-security/ SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you very much, Taoiseach.  Secretary-General Guterres, thank you for your presence, thank you for your leadership on climate.  And Taoiseach, thank you so much for convening today’s discussion, for putting the connection between climate and security on the Security Council’s agenda.  And ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at Top of Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-remarks-at-top-of-meeting-with-the-foreign-ministers-of-the-asean-nations/ SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (In progress.) – from Asia, good evening.  Thank you all for being willing to meet on short notice in this hybrid format.  It’s very good to see colleagues here in New York, but also to ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 SPEECHES AND REMARKS United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:01 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to this noble mission of this institution: It’s my honor to speak to you for the first time as President of the United States. ... Read More»

Selamat Hari Malaysia from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur!

#SelamatHariMalaysia 🇲🇾! To celebrate #HariMalaysia, our Malaysian team members asked some of our American colleagues to answer trivia questions about Malaysia! Let’s see how they did! *** #SelamatHariMalaysia 🇲🇾! Untuk meraikan #HariMalaysia, warga Malaysia di Kedutaan kami meminta beberapa rakan sekerja Amerika untuk menjawab soalan-soalan trivia mengenai Malaysia! Mari lihat bagaimana mereka melakukannya! *** 马来西亚日🇲🇾快乐! ... Read More»

Registration is Open for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2021

The United States government, in partnership with the Government of India, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the US-ASEAN Business Council, the U.S.-India Business Council, and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, is pleased to announce registration is now open for the fourth ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 9, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 9, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) National Recovery Plan The Malaysian government launched a National Recovery Plan Portal containing the National Recovery Plan (NRP) Standard Operating Procedures in English. Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya will transition to Phase Two of the NRP effective September 10, 2021. The U.S. Embassy urges ... Read More»

Renewing U.S. Passports by Mail and One-Way Delivery Service

Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia September 1, 2021 Renewing U.S. Passports by Mail and One-Way Delivery Service   We are pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2021, eligible adult U.S. passport holders may apply to renew their ten-year passport by mail through Aramex courier service. Eligibility Adult U.S. passport holders may renew their ... Read More»

Malaysia National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 30, 2021 🔗 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/malaysia-national-day/ On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of Malaysia on the occasion of your National Day on August 31. Over the past 64 years of Malaysia’s independence, our countries have forged a strong partnership rooted in close people-to-people, economic, ... Read More»

Selamat Hari Merdeka from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur!

#SelamatHariMerdeka yang ke-64, #Malaysia 🇲🇾! To celebrate #HariMerdeka this year and the relationship between the U.S. & Malaysia, our Malaysian team members asked some of the American diplomats to try favorite #MalaysianSnacks! Let’s see what they think! * Untuk menyambut Hari Merdeka tahun ini dan hubungan antara A.S. & Malaysia, kami telah meminta beberapa diplomat ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Indo-Pacific Region

AUGUST 24, 2021 SPEECHES AND REMARKS Gardens by the Bay Singapore, Singapore 10:44 A.M. SST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Good morning to everyone. It is a joy and an honor to be with you today and to be here in Singapore. And, Ambassador, you mentioned it — you ended your comments with this, and I will ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia August 24, 2021    Event: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2, 2021 Location: Malaysia The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will host a virtual Town Hall for U.S. citizens in Malaysia on Thursday, September 2 at 3:00 p.m. via Google Meet.   Ambassador Brian McFeeters ( bio ) will provide opening remarks and the American Citizen Services Unit will discuss our services ... Read More»

VP Harris Trip to Singapore & Vietnam

ATTENTION: EDITORS August 23, 2021 Dear Editors and Journalists, Vice President Kamala Harris is in Singapore on her first official visit to engage on issues of mutual interest including regional security, the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and our joint efforts to promote a rules-based international order. Tomorrow, August 24th at 10:00 ... Read More»

U.S. Continues To Strengthen Ties With Sabah

ATTENTION: EDITORS August 20, 2021 Kuala Lumpur – COVID-19 has not stopped the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters from interacting with different parts of Malaysia.  From August 16-20, 2021, Ambassador McFeeters conducted a virtual visit to Sabah through a series of meetings with state government officials, representatives from various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), ... Read More»

ANNOUNCEMENT: YSEALI Bootcamp – SPARKING DIGITAL ACTION

ATTENTION: EDITORS The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, in collaboration with Biji-biji Initiative and Me.reka, is back this year to ignite new ideas and innovations in civic engagement through YSEALI (Young South-East Asian Leaders Initiative) Boot Camp 2021: Sparking Digital Action – Borneo Edition, to be held in October 2021. YSEALI Boot Camp 2021 aims to spark digital action among youth ... Read More»

PRESS RELEASE: Empowering Women to Become Independent and Confident Entrepreneurs

ATTENTION: EDITORS August 19, 2021 Kuala Lumpur – On Thursday 19 August 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Brian D. McFeeters launched the second cycle of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) with the Women Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA). AWE is a business development program that empowers women to become independent and confident entrepreneurs through capacity ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (August 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert August 11, 2021  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Relaxation of Restrictions for Vaccinated Individuals As of August 10, Malaysia relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions under the National Recovery Plan for individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Malaysia’s National Security Council will publish  Standard Operating Procedures here . The Malaysian authorities consider an individual “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19: 14 days after the second dose of ... Read More»

Ambassador McFeeters Addresses Climate Change Policy at Launch of Environmental Speaker Series

In collaboration with World Wildlife Fund, PAS launched a six-month environmental speaker series on August 11.  The series will consist of virtual sessions on climate change, food security, decarbonization, biodiversity conservation, and nature-based solutions.  The launch featured the Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Resilience, Jainey K. Bavishi, and Chairman of Malaysia ... Read More»

Indo-Pacific Forces From 21 Partner Nations, Including Malaysia Kick Off 20th SEACAT Exercise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2021-013 August 10, 2021 SINGAPORE — Maritime forces from 21 Indo-Pacific partner nations including the U.S. Navy, U.S interagencies, and international organizations began the 20th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) in Singapore and virtually, Aug. 10. SEACAT is a multilateral exercise designed to enhance cooperation among Southeast Asian countries ... Read More»

Marking U.S. Engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Its 54th Anniversary

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to congratulate the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 54th anniversary of the organization’s founding on August 8. U.S.-ASEAN engagement is now in its fifth ... Read More»

Over $1 Billion in Misappropriated 1MDB Funds Now Repatriated to Malaysia

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 5, 2021 🔗Permalink: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/over-1-billion-misappropriated-1mdb-funds-now-repatriated-malaysia The Justice Department announced today that it has repatriated an additional $452 million in misappropriated 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds to the people of Malaysia, bringing the total returned to over $1.2 billion. According to court documents, the funds from ... Read More»

Ambassador Discusses Trafficking in Persons Report in TV Interview

In a televised interview with Astro Awani, Malaysia’s 24/7 news channel, Ambassador McFeeters discussed Malaysia’s Tier 3 ranking in this year’s Trafficking in Persons Report. During the interview, Ambassador McFeeters highlighted TIP as top priority for the United States. He emphasized the Embassy’s ongoing efforts with the Malaysian government and civil society to address the ... Read More»

U.S. Support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States is ASEAN’s strategic partner and remains steadfast in its support for ASEAN-centered regional architecture at the heart of the Indo-Pacific.  We applaud ASEAN’s Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and welcome the strong principles upon which it is based – inclusivity, openness, and a region based on rule of ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations and the ASEAN Secretary General during the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and support for the ASEAN Outlook on the ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN: Strategic Partners for the Indo-Pacific

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States is revitalizing our multilateral partnerships to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific. This week, I was honored to represent the United States at the annual U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The United States remains firmly committed to the ASEAN-centered regional architecture, and we strongly ... Read More»

U.S. Support to ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States has provided more than 23 million vaccine doses and over $158 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN members to fight COVID-19 and is committed to a comprehensive set of actions towards ending the global pandemic in 2022.  These include vaccinating some of the world’s ... Read More»

U.S. State Department honors Muslim Volunteer Mohamed Ariq Mokhti

ATTENTION: EDITORS August 4, 2021 In commemoration of Aidiladha, the U.S. State Department honors Malaysian Muslim volunteer Mohamed Ariq Mokhti, who embodies the universal values of service, selflessness, and compassion in service to bettering the lives of others. Mohamed Ariq participated in a virtual event with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Under Secretary ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Major Milestone in Administration’s Global Vaccination Efforts: More Than 100 Million U.S. COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Dos

BRIEFING ROOM AUGUST 03, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Building off of last week’s announcement of  additional actions  that we are taking to stop the spread of the Delta variant and get more people vaccinated in the United States, President Biden will give an update on another critical piece of his strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic: stopping the spread of the virus ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Muslim Frontline Workers on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken today virtually met with 11 Muslim frontline workers from diverse populations from around the world. Secretary Blinken, joined by Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya, underscored the importance the United States places ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 30, 2021)

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur July 30, 2021 Location: Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Event:  A scheduled demonstration at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 31, 2021 A demonstration against the Malaysian government is scheduled to occur in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 31, 2021. There is no indication that this demonstration ... Read More»

PRESS RELEASE: Strengthening Civil Society Organizations to Combat Trafficking in Persons

ATTENTION: EDITORS July 29, 2021 Kuala Lumpur – On Thursday 29 July 2021, in conjunction with the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Deputy Secretary General of the Home Affairs Ministry and representative of the Malaysia Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Council (MAPO), Mohamad Fauzi Md Isa, launched the Anti Trafficking Capacity Building ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Remarks at the 40th International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture (As Prepared)

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SPEECH JULY 27, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Singapore Good evening, everyone. It’s great to be here in Singapore, and it’s an honor to be giving what I’m told is the 40th Fullerton Lecture. IISS has done an outstanding job enriching our dialogue about the Indo-Pacific. And James, thanks to you and John for all that ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Seeking U.S. Citizen Liaison Volunteers for the American Liaison Network in Malaysia (July 21, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Message to U.S. Citizens July 21, 2021   Location: Malaysia Event: Seeking U.S. Citizen Liaison Volunteers for the American Liaison Networkin Malaysia  The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is seeking volunteers for our American Liaison Network!  Are you a U.S. citizen living in Malaysia long term who would be interested in ... Read More»

2021 Investment Climate Statements Released

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 21, 2021 Today the Department of State released the 2021 Investment Climate Statements, which analyze the investment climates of more than 170 countries and economies that are current or potential markets for U.S. companies. The reports provide up-to-date information gathered by our economic officers in embassies and consulates around the world – ... Read More»

Remarks on the Urgency of Global Climate Action

JOHN KERRY, SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW, LONDON JULY 20, 2021 Thank you Robin for a remarkably generous introduction. Ladies and gentlemen I accept the nomination. [laughter] I really appreciate Robin being here and I’m a great admirer of the incredible work of Chatham House, so thank you very, very much for being part of this. Dame Amelia Fawcett – ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 20, 2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha in the United States and around the world. This special occasion is a time to reflect on the values of sacrifice, service, compassion, charity, and for helping ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (July 12, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert July 12, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Immigration Policy for Expired Pass Holders in Malaysia On July 8, 2021, the Malaysian Immigration Department announced that a new Immigration Special Counter (open 24 hours) has been established at KLIA to expedite the departure of foreign nationals holding expired Short Term (90 day) Social ... Read More»

Fifth Anniversary of the Arbitral Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2021 Freedom of the seas is an enduring interest of all nations and is vital to global peace and prosperity. The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the UN Law of the Sea Convention, sets out the legal framework for all ... Read More»

English Workshop Shares Benefits of Integrating Online Tools

On July 7, ILEP alumna Magdaline Muuk organized a panel talk at American Corner Kedah with TED-Ed Innovative Educators from Poland, Malgorzata Guzicka, and Indonesia, Mahrukh Bashir. The speakers shared their experiences and the benefits of integrating online tools into their English lessons. This was Magdaline’s last session under the American Corners-Alumni Adoption program where ... Read More»

United States Contributes 1 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Malaysia’s COVID-19 Response

    Kuala Lumpur – On Monday, July 5th , 2021, the United States was pleased to deliver one million life-saving jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to assist Malaysia in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shipments of the vaccine first arrived at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport for distribution to vaccine centers nationwide. Malaysia is one ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (July 2, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert July 2, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in parts of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur from July 3-16 On July 1, 2021, the Malaysian National Security Council announced that several districts in Selangor and several localities in Kuala Lumpur will be placed under an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) July ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (June 29, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  Health Alert  June 29, 2021  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Malaysian National Recovery Plan To Remain At Phase One  On June 27, 2021,  the Malaysian National Security Council announced  that Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), previously in effect nationwide from June 1-28, will be extended until the following three indicators are met:   The average daily COVID-19 case count drops below 4000  The rate of ... Read More»

Combating Infectious Diseases through the Virus Hunter Campaign

Kuala Lumpur – On Wednesday June 23rd, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Health, Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood , and U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, Brian McFeeters jointly launched the Virus Hunter campaign. Organized by the Penang Science Cluster (PSC) with the support of U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, the Virus Hunter campaign is aimed at increasing the public, especially young people’s, interest in STEM, ... Read More»

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for a Multi-location Environmental Exhibit in Malaysia 2022

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to plan, develop, design, and implement a traveling exhibit on environmental themes targeting youth audiences, with a supplemental programming plan (workshops, lectures, activities, etc.) and a companion website. The proposed traveling ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Provides Additional COVID-19 Assistance to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – On June 8, 2021 the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur delivered an additional donation of COVID-19 relief assistance to help Malaysia fight against the pandemic. The supplies were delivered to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) in Putrajaya and included information technology (ICT) equipment that NADMA will use to manage COVID-19 response operations in Malaysia.  The donation ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (June 14, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert June 14, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Nationwide Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) From June 15 through 28, Malaysia will continue to implement Phase One of a Full Movement Control Order (FMCO).  FMCO Phase One is a “total lockdown” during which only essential sectors identified by the Malaysian National Security Council ... Read More»

Embassy Kuala Lumpur Hosts Talk on Regional Trade and Economic Policy

On June 10, the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia hosted another session in its series of Embassy-sponsored foreign policy speaker programs. The session, entitled “Lessons from the Past: Strengthening Trade and Reform Agenda for Sustainable Growth in the Region and Beyond,” featured speakers Mr. Jim Loi, former Senior Foreign Service Officer (FSO) and ... Read More»

Alumni Share YSEALI Experiences and Tips for Successful Application

On June 7, 2021, Higher Education Malaysia Association (HEYA), in collaboration with U.S. Embassy KL organized a program entitled “YSEALI Academic Fellowship: Leadership Sharing Session,” featuring three YSEALI Academic fellows, Naufal Hamdan (Spring 2019) Adeline Ng (Spring 2019), and Isabella Check (Fall 2019). The alumni shared their YSEALI experiences and tips for a successful application. ... Read More»

Two Outstanding Young Malaysians Accepted To U.S. Service Academies

Two Malaysians have been accepted to continue their studies at two prestigious U.S. service academies and prepare to become future Malaysian military officers.  The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted a virtual send-off ceremony to mark their appointment, attended by Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters and Lieutenant General Dato’ Hashim bin Aman Shah, Assistant Chief of ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally   FACT SHEET BRIEFING ROOM JUNE 03, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised ... Read More»

NOFO : 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to develop and implement a five-day Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop in Malaysia, designed to foster the implementation of diversity and inclusion ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 29, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 29, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Nationwide Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) Malaysia is currently under a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 12 through May 31.  The Prime Minister’s Office announced on May 29 that from June 1-14, Malaysia will move to Phase One of ... Read More»

Malaysia and U.S. Companies Explore Collaboration in Digital Healthcare and Medical Technology through Southeast Asia MedTech Virtual Trade Forum

Malaysia and U.S. Companies Explore Collaboration in Digital Healthcare and Medical Technology through Southeast Asia MedTech Virtual Trade Forum Event highlights opportunities for strong U.S.- Malaysia collaboration in digital healthcare and MedTech to combat noncommunicable diseases and position Malaysia as a leading medical travel destination KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Minister of Health, Dato’ Sri Dr. ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Vesak Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 26, 2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Today we join Buddhists at home and around the world in their celebration of Vesak, a day honoring the legacy, tradition, and teachings of the Buddha. On this occasion, we celebrate the invaluable contributions of Buddhist communities the world over.  We join these communities ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 24, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 24, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (Update) Nationwide Movement Control Order A nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) is currently in effect in Malaysia through June 7, 2021. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, 2021, additional restrictions will be enforced under the MCO. The MCO Standard Operating Procedures ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 20, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Demonstration Alert May 20, 2021  Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  Event:  An scheduled demonstration on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur on May 21, 2021. A protest against the U.S. government is scheduled to occur the afternoon of Friday, May 21, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Jalan Tun Razak ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 17, 2021)

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur May 17, 2021 Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  An unscheduled demonstration on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur. Effective May 17, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., the Embassy front entrance is closed to all pedestrian traffic until the completion of the demonstration.  U.S. citizens will not ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 12, 2021 I extend my warmest wishes to all Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr. On this Eid al-Fitr, we reflect on the values of charity, community, cooperation, and compassion, and, in the face of a global pandemic, we honor the Muslims worldwide who came together ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 11, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (Update) Nationwide Movement Control Order Malaysia will be subject to a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 12 through June 7. The National Security Council will announce full MCO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which will be available here . ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wishes you Selamat Hari Raya

On behalf of our team at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, we wish everyone a blessed #Eid . Selamat  #HariRaya . *** Bagi pihak warga Kedutaan A.S. di Kuala Lumpur, kami ingin mengucapkan  #EidMubarak  kepada semua.  #SelamatHariRaya . *** 美国驻吉隆坡大使馆全体同仁祝福大家开斋节蒙福及快乐! Read More»

Embassy Engages Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) through English Language programs

On May 7, twenty officers from  Sultan Ahmad Shah Maritime Academy (AMSAS) and  MMEA  headquarters completed their 11-week English proficiency course conducted through the English Language Fellow program. The intensive course covered topics that are relevant to the maritime field such as vocabulary, practice of the English Comprehension Level (ECL) test, etc. During the virtual closing ceremony, the Principal Assistant Director of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 6, 2021 )

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 6, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (Update) Movement Control Orders Kuala Lumpur will be placed under a Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 7 through May 20. Six districts in Selangor (Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang) are subject to a ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 30, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 30, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Entry Restrictions and Movement Control Orders (Update) Entry Restrictions On April 25, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travelers arriving from countries reporting the spread of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOC). As of April 29, 2021, the SOP applies to travelers ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 28, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 28, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Entry Restrictions and Movement Control Orders (Update) Entry Restrictions On April 25, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travelers arriving from countries reporting the spread of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOC). Under the SOP, travelers arriving to Malaysia from countries reporting ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 21, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 21, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Malaysia Travel Advisory (Update) Malaysia Travel Advisory – Level 4: Do Not Travel On April 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 “Do Not Travel” Advisory for Malaysia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The ... Read More»

Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PHILIP MERRILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND APRIL 19, 2021   SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my brief tenure as Secretary.  And thanks so ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press on the COVID Response

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 5, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. Since the United States recorded its first COVID-19 death in February 2020, more than 550,000 Americans have died in the pandemic.  More than 30 million Americans have been infected. Millions of Americans lost loved ones, often without having the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 13, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 13, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders and Expired Social Visit Passes (Update) Movement Control Orders A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will continue to be in effect through April 28 in the following states and federal territories: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan. A ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 8, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 8, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  U.S. Citizens in Malaysia Holding Expired Social Visit Passes   (IMPORTANT REMINDER)  In January 2021, the Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals currently in Malaysia with social visit passes that expired on or after January 1, 2020 will have a grace period of 14 working days after the end of the Movement Control Order (which, at the time, was scheduled to end on March ... Read More»

Security Alert  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  

Location: Malaysia Event:  On April 1, 2021, the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) announced that Malaysia is increasing its terrorist threat alert level. The RMP did not cite a specific threat or group that caused this increase. Last week, a suicide bomber attacked a Catholic church in the city of Makassar, in the South Sulawesi province ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Hishammuddin reflected on the shared interests between our nations and discussed their desire to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including through ASEAN and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 31, 2021 )

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 31, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will continue to be in effect through April 14 in the following states and federal territories: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan. A CMCO will be in ... Read More»

Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) English language instructors learn new teaching methodologies and digital tools through the virtual EL Specialist program

On March 11, fifteen English language instructors of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) successfully completed their 4-week virtual instructional teaching skills workshop facilitated by English Language Specialist Michael Herndon. During the last week, all participants had the chance to practice their new teaching methodologies via a teaching demonstration. Based on the evaluation survey conducted, 100% ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias

MARCH 30, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES “Too many Asian Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying, waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are at stake. They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated, and harassed. They’ve been verbally assaulted, physically assaulted, killed… The conversation we had today with ... Read More»

Malaysia: Virtual English Language Fellow facilitates English Communication course for military cadets at National Defense University of Malaysia

On March 23, English Language Fellow Lynn Nakazawa conducted her first English Communication class for 40 military cadets of the National Defense University of Malaysia. The overall objective of this three-month project is to develop cadets’ ability to think critically and make oral presentations in English. The course will also teach the cadets about confidence building, visual aid ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Efforts to Combat Systemic Racism

FACT SHEET MARCH 21, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES “The prevalence, and pervasiveness, of racial discrimination might make the situation look hopeless, but we remain hopeful. Let us expose the racism and racial discrimination endemic to every society, around the globe. Let us press forward, to root out that discrimination and remove the rot from our foundations. And on ... Read More»

Kami Sayang Teacher – Season 2

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program is a showcase exchange program that brings 100 young Americans to Malaysia each year where they work side by side with Malaysians throughout the country to teach English through incredibly creative programming. Read More»

Fact Sheet: The Quad Vaccine Partnership

BRIEFING ROOM FACT SHEET: QUAD SUMMIT MARCH 12, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Permalink: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/12/fact-sheet-quad-summit/ The Quad Vaccine Partnership While ensuring that vaccines have been made available to our people, “Quad” partners will launch a landmark partnership to further accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, Quad leaders are taking shared action necessary to expand safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in 2021, and will work ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 11, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (NEW) Malaysian Immigration Update for Expatriate Teachers and their Dependents The Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy on March 9, 2021 that the Malaysian Immigration Department has updated its policy pertaining to expatriate teachers and their dependents.  Per the guidance received from Immigration, expatriate teachers ... Read More»

U.S. Committed to Public Health Partnership with Malaysia

ATTENTION: EDITORS March 10, 2021 Kuala Lumpur – U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Brian McFeeters oversaw a donation of PPE and rapid COVID tests to the Malaysian Ministry of Health today. Ambassador McFeeters met with and thanked Malaysian frontliners and said he hopes the contribution can help ease their tireless work in combating COVID-19. “The U.S. and Malaysia have a long history ... Read More»

Ambassador McFeeters Remarks at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia Foreign Policy Speaker Series

Ambassador McFeeters Remarks at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia Foreign Policy Speaker Series : Why Aren’t There More Women Making Decisions? (As prepared) March 8, 2021   Selamat sejahtera dan Selamat pagi! I am delighted to be back in Malaysia and able to join you this morning. As many of you know, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 4, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 4, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be in effect from March 5 until March 18 in the following states and federal territories: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, and Kelantan. A ... Read More»

Ambassador Brian McFeeters Arrives in Malaysia

  Kuala Lumpur – Ambassador Brian McFeeters, the new U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, arrived in Kuala Lumpur the evening of Friday, February 26, 2021.  The Ambassador is pleased to be returning to Malaysia, where he previously served at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur as the Political Counselor from 2009 to 2011. Upon his arrival, ... Read More»

Malaysia: English Language Fellow launches a series of virtual English classes for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)

On February 26, Virtual English Language Fellow (VELF) Maren Mitchell conducted her first English proficiency class for twenty-two MMEA officers. With a switch to a virtual format, four officers from Sultan Ahmad Shah Maritime Academy (AMSAS) which is based in Kuantan, Pahang, were also able to join the class together with their colleagues from the MMEA headquarters located in Cyberjaya. This 10-week project endeavors to improve participants’ English communication ... Read More»

The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-officially-rejoins-the-paris-agreement/ On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented framework for global action. ... Read More»

Virtual English Language Specialist trains English language instructors of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF)

On February 17,  English Language Specialist Michael Herndon facilitated the first virtual instructional teaching skills workshop for seventeen English language instructors of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), in cooperation with Public Affairs Kuala Lumpur. This highly interactive series of workshops will be held on a weekly basis for 6 hours per week through March 11, 2021. The aim of ... Read More»

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to Mark Official U.S. Reentry into Paris Agreement

NOTICE TO THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 17, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/u-s-special-presidential-envoy-for-climate-john-kerry-to-mark-official-u-s-reentry-into-paris-agreement/ U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join UN Secretary-General António Guterres in celebrating the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement during the opening session of the UN Association of the United States of America’s virtual 2021 Global Engagement Summit, on Friday, February 19, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (February 18, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert February 18, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Order (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order (MCO) currently in effect in all Malaysian states other than Sarawak has been extended for the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur and the states of Selangor, Johor, and Penang through March 4, 2021. From ... Read More»

Happy Chinese New Year from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur!

This year, staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur are honoring the Malaysian tradition of Jiǎnzhǐ (剪纸), also known as Chinese Paper-Cutting, in the spirit of celebrating Chinese New Year to symbolize luck and happiness. Jiǎnzhǐ (剪纸), also known as Chinese Paper-Cutting, is an ancient folk craft that was included in Unesco’s Representative List ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (February 3, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert February 3, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Order (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order currently in effect in all Malaysian states other than Sarawak has been extended through February 18, 2021. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14, 2021 except for Sibu, which ... Read More»

On Lunar New Year

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 11, 2021 I wish our friends around the world good health, peace, and fortune on the occasion of the Lunar New Year on February 12. As millions of Americans celebrate this new lunar year, the United States stands with friends and allies to advance our shared ... Read More»

Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 25, 2021 Office of the Spokesperson The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind all travelers that beginning tomorrow, January 26, all air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 22, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 22, 2021    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order currently in effect in Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, Kelantan, and Sabah has been extended through February 4.  In addition, the following states remain subject to a Movement Control Order through February 4: Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan (all of the states listed above, the “MCO Areas”). ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 20, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 20, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) The following states are subject to a Movement Control Order from January 22 until February 4: Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis, and Negeri Sembilan. The following states remain subject to a Movement Control Order through January 26: Penang, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 16, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 16, 2021    Event: COVID-19  Location: Malaysia (NEW) COVID-19 Test Requirement for Travel to the United States Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 12, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 12, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) On January 11, 2021, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the implementation of a Movement Control Order from January 13 (12:01 am) until January 26 in the following states: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 4, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 4, 2021 Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders On January 1, 2021, the Government of Malaysia extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through March 31, 2021. (Updated) The Malaysian authorities have updated the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals with expired social visit passes currently in Malaysia may leave Malaysia ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 1, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 1, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Happy New Year! Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders (Updated) On January 1, 2021, the Government of Malaysia extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through March 31, 2021. The U.S. Embassy was informed on December 31, 2020 that as of January 1, 2021, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 23, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 23, 2020 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders and Updated Quarantine Requirements On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020. The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any ... Read More»

U.S. 2020 APEC Outcomes

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 11, 2020 Permalink: https://2017-2021.state.gov/u-s-2020-apec-outcomes/index.html The United States congratulates Malaysia for hosting a successful APEC year despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through entirely virtual APEC meetings, culminating with the virtual meetings of APEC Leaders and Foreign and Trade Ministers, the 21 APEC economies reached consensus on a number of ministerial ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 7, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 7, 2020    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders  On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020. The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO restrictions, including ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 1, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 1, 2020  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia   (Updated) Recovery/Conditional Movement Control Orders  On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO ... Read More»

Happy Deepavali!

Deepavali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the entire U.S. Embassy community wish everyone a Happy Deepavali and hope that this festival will bring joy and brightness in these difficult times. May we all be blessed with peace, health and loving friendships. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (November 9, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert November 9, 2020    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  Recovery Movement Control Order On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy KL – Weather Alert (Cyclone Season)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Weather Alert October 30, 2020   Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions ... Read More»

2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 29, 2020 The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum took place online and in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 28-29, 2020.  It showcased high-impact private-sector investment and government efforts to support market competition, job growth, and high-standard economic development for greater prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. The Forum promoted the United States’ vision of the Indo-Pacific as ... Read More»

Make Sure Your Vote Counts! 

I mailed my ballot, how do I know if it is received? As the election approaches, one question we frequently receive is how absentee voters in Malaysia can check the status of their ballots.  The best way to do so is to contact your  district’s election office  directly and inquire.    My ballot will not arrive on time, what now? If you ... Read More»

Virtual Voting Assistance on Zoom!

Virtual Voting Assistance on Zoom! The Federal Voting Assistance Program is offering recurring virtual voting assistance via Zoom for the next two weeks to provide direct support to overseas citizens.  Voters can participate in any of the meetings and speak with an FVAP voting Ambassador who can answer questions about absentee voting, including inquiries about ... Read More»

Registration for the 2020 Virtual Indo-Pacific Business Forum is Open

Office of the Spokesperson Senior U.S. and international government officials, global industry executives, and other partners from the United States and the Indo-Pacific business community will gather virtually on the evenings of October 27 and 28 in the United States (the mornings of October 28 and 29 in the Indo-Pacific region) for the 2020 Indo-Pacific ... Read More»

“It’s a wrap for TechCamp Malaysia!

“It’s a wrap for TechCamp Malaysia ! Over the past two weeks, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur and the Penang Institute hosted the first ever virtual TechCamp in Malaysia on countering disinformation.  TechCamp gathered over 60 participants and trainers from the U.S., Europe, and the ASEAN region to brainstorm technological solutions to challenges posed by disinformation.  Participants pitched ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP! 

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP! There are only a few weeks remaining before the elections, so if you want to make your vote count, you need to act immediately.  If you plan to send your ballot to the United States via the U.S. Embassy’s diplomatic pouch, we urge you to submit your sealed ballot as soon as ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 13, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 13, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia   Recovery Movement Control Order On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP!

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP!  There are only a few weeks remaining before the elections, so if you want to make your vote count, you need to act immediately.   In our experience, it takes roughly four weeks to get your ballot from the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to various states in the United States.  You ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 9, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 9, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  Under the RMCO, some restrictions were lifted, including the requirement to obtain a police permit and Embassy letter for interstate travel.  The Malaysian Ministry ... Read More»

United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 UNITED STATES-MALAYSIA PARTNERSHIP (PDF 1MB) In 2020, the United States celebrates the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership.  This partnership is built on our shared principles, as outlined in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, including ASEAN centrality, respect for sovereignty and rule of law, good governance, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 29, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 29, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia From 27 September 2020 to 10 October 2020, all individuals arriving to Peninsular Malaysia from Sabah will be required to undergo enhanced screening, including COVID-19 testing upon arrival and mandatory quarantine until a negative COVID-19 test result is issued by the Malaysian Ministry ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ballots to reach ... Read More»

2020 Elections Information

The 2020 U.S. general elections will be held on November 3. At the federal level, voters will choose a U.S. president, 35 members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives. At the state level, 11 governorships are up for grabs this year, as are more than 5,000 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Many states have begun sending out ballots via email. Make sure you check your spam/junk email folder so your ballot does n

UPDATE: Many states have begun sending out ballots via email. Make sure you check your spam/junk email folder so your ballot does not slip through the cracks!   In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5th.  We recommend that you complete a   Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an overseas ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 17, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 17, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  On September 16, the Immigration Department of Malaysia  announced  that foreign travelers with long-term passes may now enter Malaysia with approval by the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches New Initiative to Support Malaysian Women Entrepreneurs

Today, Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and Secretary-General for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Dato’ Dr. Junaidah binti Kamarruddin officiated the Malaysia launch of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a flagship U.S. government program under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.  Through AWE, women entrepreneurs around the globe are ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 5, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert September 5, 2020 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020. As of September 7, 2020, foreign nationals from 23 countries, including the United States, ... Read More»

Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4 

Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4      Be an active voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!   In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as ... Read More»

Malaysia Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 28, 2020 On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the people of Malaysia as you celebrate your Independence Day. The strong partnership between the United States and Malaysia allows us to better face new challenges and pursue new opportunities for our citizens.  Building on our robust ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (August 28, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 28, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 On August 28 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020. All foreign nationals, with limited exceptions, are restricted from entry into Malaysia until ... Read More»

Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur 

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of a continuing crime trend in Malaysia.  There have been a number of recent reports of assaults/attempted robberies on lone pedestrians by individuals, typically young males on motorbikes. There have been two recent incidents in neighborhoods near the U.S. Embassy, most recently on August 10, 2020. The U.S. Embassy reminds the U.S. citizen community of common safety precautions, ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (August 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 NOTE: The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  The National Security Council released an infographic on August 5, 2020 identifying 14 categories of spaces where masks are required including mosques and prayer halls, houses of ... Read More»

Alert: Updated Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 7, 2020 ) Location:  Malaysia Event: Updated Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia Malaysia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 30, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 30, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 NOTE: The Malaysian Ministry of Defence will institute a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020 in crowded areas and on public transportation.  Failure to comply may result in a RM 1,000 (USD $235) fine or jail time. Countries around ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little warning.  ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 15, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Countries around the world continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little warning.  Travelers should closely monitor the situation in Malaysia and other transit countries before ... Read More»

U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO July 13, 2020 U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the ... Read More»

The Ed Talks series by Malaysian OPEN Alumni benefits English educators across the region

Through a grant from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian OPEN alumni have come together to organize a series of virtual professional development talks for educators worldwide. The first session on June 3 was “Bringing TEDEd into Your Classroom” and aimed to expose educators on how to integrate and use TEDEd in their classrooms. Participants were exposed to TED, ... Read More»

Access students from Al-Sultan Abdullah Foundation (YASA) July 4th in Pahang

In partnership with U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, the Al-Sultan Abdullah Foundation (YASA),  the King and Queen of Malaysia’s foundation and an implementer  for the Access Leadership Program (ALP), organized a one-day English camp for eighty underprivileged students from the districts of Pekan and Kuantan on July 4, 2020.  In addition to learning communication skills, the students learned ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Celebrates July 4th 2020

STANDING TOGETHER….IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD American Cultural Envoys & Malaysian Stars Unite  through the Universal Language of Music Kuala Lumpur – This year, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is celebrating U.S. Independence Day through a special cultural diplomacy collaboration featuring musicians from the U.S. and Malaysia. The bilingual, English-Bahasa track was first ... Read More»

U.S. Seeks to Recover Approximately $96 Million Traceable to Funds Allegedly Misappropriated from Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 1, 2020 The Justice Department announced today the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately $96 million in assets allegedly associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian sovereign wealth ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 2, 2020 )

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 2, 2020) Event: COVID-19  Location: Malaysia  Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Travelers should closely monitor ... Read More»

July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 24, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance ... Read More»

Statement by the President – Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2020 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Today, I have signed into law S. 3744, the “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020” (the “Act”). The Act holds accountable perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses such as the systematic use of indoctrination camps, forced labor, and ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 16, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 16, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 10, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 10, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 3, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the ... Read More»

Selamat Hari Raya from U.S. Embassy KL and friends!

Together with some very special Malaysian friends, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wishes our Malaysian friends, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Whether in the United States, Malaysia or around the world, we’re together in spirit. And we hope to see you all in person in the very near future. *** 美国大使馆并大马的伙伴一起祝福各位开斋节快乐。 无论在美国,马来西亚还是世界各地,我们心连心庆祝这个佳节。我们盼望能够在不久的将来与大家见面相聚。 *** மலேசியாவில் உள்ள ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 19, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 19, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

US Embassy Announces RM 1 Million Donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE US Embassy Announces RM 1 Million Donation Supporting efforts of Malaysian NGOs, USAID benefits nearly 4,000 Malaysian Families Affected by Pandemic Kuala Lumpur – The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur today announced a RM 1 million donation to six Malaysian non-governmental organizations helping people adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 14, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 14, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 12, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 12, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

Reflections on China’s May Fourth Movement: an American Perspective

“Reflections on China’s May Fourth Movement: an American Perspective.” 4 May 2020 to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.   一个美国视角下的中国“五四”精神——2020年5月4日弗吉尼亚大学米勒中心的评论草稿 Good morning everyone.I’m Matt Pottinger, the Deputy National Security Advisor, speaking to you from the White House.  I bring warm greetings from the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. 大家,早安。 ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 4, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 4, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 2, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 2, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 30, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 27, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 27, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 24, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET April 22, 2020 U.S.-ASEAN HEALTH FUTURES Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative.  Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO April 22, 2020 The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery   Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 20, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 17, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 17, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 16, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 16, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi

READOUT Office of the Spokesperson April 15, 2020 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China.  The Secretary stressed the need for full transparency and information sharing to combat the COVID-19 ... Read More»

U.S. Repatriates $300 Million to Malaysia in Proceeds of Funds Misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 14, 2020 The Department of Justice announced today that it has repatriated to Malaysia approximately $300 million (RM 1.292 billion) in additional funds misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund, and laundered through financial institutions in several jurisdictions, including the ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 15, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 15, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 14, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 14, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 13, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 13, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.    International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 12, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 12, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.    International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 10, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 10, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 9, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 9, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 8, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19  Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

PRC’s Reported Sinking of a Vietnamese Fishing Vessel in the South China Sea

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS SPOKESPERSON April 6, 2020 Permalink: https://2017-2021.state.gov/prcs-reported-sinking-of-a-vietnamese-fishing-vessel-in-the-south-china-sea/index.html We are seriously concerned by reports of the PRC’s sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. This incident is the latest in a long string of PRC actions to assert unlawful maritime ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 6, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 5, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 5, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 4, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 4, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. As of April 2, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 3,116 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 55 individuals have died, ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 2, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 2, 2020) Location: Malaysia Event: COVID-19 As of April 1, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,908 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Among these, 45 individuals have died, 102 are in the ICU, and 645 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal  and ... Read More»

U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2020 As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, the U.S. Government has provided approximately $18.3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 1, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 1, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 31, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,766 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Among these, 43 individuals have died, ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 31, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 31, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 30, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,626 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 37 individuals have died, 94 are in the ICU, and 479 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 30, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 30, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 30, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,470 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 35 individuals have died, 73 are in the ICU, and 388 have fully recovered.   For more ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 29, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 As of March 29, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,320 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 27 individuals have died, 73 are in the ICU, and 320 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 28, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. As of March 27, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,161 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 26 individuals have died, 54 are in the ICU, and 259 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s  COVID-19 Portal and  visit our Embassy ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 27, 2020) 

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 27, 2020)  Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 As of March 26, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,031 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 23 individuals have died, 45 are in the ICU, and 213 have fully recovered.  Thirty-four percent of hospital beds are ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 26, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 25, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,796 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 19 individuals have died, 45 are in the ICU, and 199 have fully recovered.  Thirty-four percent of hospital beds are in use throughout Malaysia (this ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 24, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 The Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,624 cases of COVID-19 in the country as of March 24, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 – Avoid Non-Essential Travel  – Notice for Malaysia. On March 19, 2020, the State Department issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel.  The Department of ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 17, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 17, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event: On March 17, 2020, the Malaysia government announced 673 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of Malaysia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or ... Read More»

American English online courses alumnus conducts a series of professional development workshops for teachers across Malaysia

Sabah’s Dr. Mohd Sirhajwan Idek recently launched a series of professional development workshops for teachers in rural areas with the aim of improving and expanding English language outreach. Supported by the Ministry of Education , this pilot project serves as a platform for 10 American English online course alumni to give back to their communities by sharing their personal experiences to benefit ... Read More»

Malaysia’s 2020 International Women of Courage Honoree: Susanna Liew

Courageous women inspire a better world. The  U.S. Department of State  is awarding 10 women at the 14th annual International  #WomenOfCourage Award on March 4. In honor of this event, we would like to highlight one of the recipients, Malaysia’s 2020 International Women of Courage Honoree: Susanna Liew. Following the abduction of her husband, Pastor Raymond Koh, Susanna has fought ... Read More»

Beyond the Moon 2020 in Tawau

Last week, about 300 school students and teachers from  #Tawau  and  #Semporna  participated in the Embassy’s  #BeyondTheMoon2020  program at  #Sabah  State Library’s Tawau Regional Library. The program of  #STEM -focused activities celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and was co-organized with  Kinabalu Coders  and Sabah State Library . In conjunction with African-American History Month, the library screened the film “  Hidden Figures ”, which tells ... Read More»

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency English Class with EL Fellow Lynn Nakazawa

Last week, English Language Fellow Lynn Nakazawa launched another round of US Government-supported English classes with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). Officers practiced introducing themselves, expressing preferences, and discussing habits and daily actions through focused and interactive activities. More photos on U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Flickr page. Read More»

EXBS-Nu Borders Data Analytics Training for Strategic Trade Control/Sanctions Evasion

The Export Control and Related Border Security Program collaborates with NU Borders LLC to train Malaysian border enforcement and licensing officials in Kuala Lumpur on the latest data analytics in support of US non-proliferation efforts. This is EXBS and Nu Borders’ inaugural course for applying data analytics on trade data to identify Strategic Trade Control ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (February 16, 2020)

Location: Malaysia Event: Health Alert – COVID-19  The Ministry of Health in Malaysia announced today that one U.S. citizen who was a passenger aboard the Westerdam ship docked in Cambodia tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Malaysia to 22. The Government of Malaysia confirmed that no additional passengers from the ... Read More»

Coronavirus Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (February 5, 2020)

Location: Malaysia Event: Health Alert – Coronavirus Update #3 At this time there are twelve confirmed patients who are being closely monitored with Coronavirus in Malaysia; no deaths are reported.  Additionally, news reports state that health officials have responded to a suspected case at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex this afternoon.  The patient was transported ... Read More»

Health Alert – Coronavirus and Suspension of Entry into the United States

Location: Malaysia Event:  Health Alert – Coronavirus and Suspension of Entry into the United States The Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for China following a decision by the World Health Organization to declare the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  Do not travel to China due to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – Coronavirus: Suspension of Entry into the US – Important Information for Foreign National Travelers

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation. If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur January 31, 2020 Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31 on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic beginning ... Read More»

Health Alert: Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Location: Malaysia Event: Coronavirus Outbreak in China The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Hubei Province in China, including Wuhan, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person. Media report that the Health ... Read More»

Happy Lunar New Year!

This year, the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is honoring the  #Malaysian  tradition by making  #KuihBakul , or  #NianGao , a special New Year dessert typically consumed during  #LunarNewYear  as an  #auspicious  treat, symbolizing  #longevity  and  #prosperity 恭喜发财! 兴啊!旺啊!发啊! Happy Lunar New Year to all. Heng Ah! Ong Ah! Huat Ah! Selamat Tahun Baru Cina! Heng Ah! Ong Ah! ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!   Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10 on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the completion of the demonstration. There ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur January 4, 2020

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is aware of heightened security tensions in the Middle East. U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance, review their personal security plans, vary routes, and remain alert to their surroundings. Please remember that it is illegal for foreigners to participate in demonstrations in Malaysia, ... Read More»

Happy New Year from your friends at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur!

Happy New Year from your friends at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur! Thank you for a wonderful 2019…we’re looking forward to accomplishing great things together in 2020. ***** 美国大使馆同仁感谢所有友人为我们带来精彩的2019。盼望我们能够在2020成就更多美好的事。 ***** புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்   Read More»

U.S. Department Of Justice’s OPDAT Section Hosts Visit by The Chief Justice of Malaysia

WASHINGTON – On December 13, the Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Binti Tuan Mat traveled to the United States on her first international engagement since her historic appointment last May as the first woman to hold the office of Chief Justice. The Chief Justice is joined by fellow Malaysian judges on the ... Read More»

U.S.–China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History

Remarks by Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State  “U.S. – China Bilateral Relations:  The Lessons of History” Center for Strategic and International Studies   As Prepared December 12, 2019 INTRODUCTION Good afternoon. Thank you to CSIS for inviting me – and for rescheduling this speech ... Read More»

Access Teachers Take Part in Regional Access Teacher Development Project

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted the first regional Access teacher training in Penang from December 3 through 7, 2019. Organized by an Access provider, Sultan Ismail Petra International Islamic College (KIAS) , the workshop brought together 13 teachers from Burma, Malaysia and Thailand. The interactive four-day workshop was the follow-on phase of the three and a half months of online ... Read More»

Under Secretary Krach Advances Global Economic Security at Indo-Pacific Business Forum

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE November 12, 2019 Under Secretary Krach Advances Global Economic Security at Indo-Pacific Business Forum Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach made three major announcements in energy, infrastructure and digital initiatives at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum ... Read More»

Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE        November 3, 2019 Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Malaysia

Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2019 and ends on April 30, 2020. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions to Take: Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the 2020 Cyclone ... Read More»

Country Reports on Terrorism 2018

Country Reports on Terrorism 2018 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. NOVEMBER 1, 2019 PDF (33KB) MALAYSIA Overview: ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary of State David R. Stilwell: Remarks at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Remarks at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia By David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (AS PREPARED) Thursday October 31, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Introduction Good morning, thank you for inviting me here today. I appreciate the opportunity to return to Malaysia in my new capacity as ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Alert: Exercise Increase Caution in Eastern Sabah

Location: Eastern Area of Sabah State Issue: Potential for kidnappings   The Embassy would like to remind U.S. Citizens that there is a threat of kidnappings-for-ransom from both terrorist and criminal groups.  These groups may attack with little to no warning targeting coastal resorts, island resorts, and boats ferrying tourists to resort islands. The U.S. government has limited ... Read More»

Happy Malaysia Day

Ambassador Lakhdhir and the entire team at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wishes a Happy Malaysia Day to all our friends throughout this great country. From East to West, in all 13 states we’re proud to promote a comprehensive partnership that empowers and unites Americans and Malaysians. ••• Duta Besar Lakhdhir dan seluruh pasukan ... Read More»

The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Alumni Networking Event

The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Alumni Networking Event 2019 was held at PULAPOL Kuala Lumpur on September 12, 2019. Jointly organized by ILEA, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, and the Royal Malaysia Police , this networking event brought together Malaysian ILEA Alumni to share success stories, provide an outlook of the courses offered for year 2020 and continue to strengthen the working relationship ... Read More»

Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-62

Ambassador Lakhdhir and the entire U.S. Embassy team wish a “Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-62” to all our Malaysian friends. ••• 雷荷花大使及美国大使馆同仁祝福全马朋友“国庆62周年快乐!” ••• தூதர் லக்தீர் மற்றும் அமெரிக்க தூதரகக் குழுமத்தினரின் 63-வது தேசிய தின நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள். Read More»

Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations August 23, 2019 Location: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur Event: Planned demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.   Local police have advised the public to avoid the Brickfields area during these demonstrations. Actions to Take: ... Read More»

Alumni Happy Hour

Public Affairs Kuala Lumpur hosted an Alumni Happy Hour early August at Ben’s the Linc KL for alumni of USG exchange programs and U.S. universities to gather for a casual networking session. Exchange program alumni were participants of Fulbright, IVLP, Eisenhower, E-Teacher, YSEALI, E-Teacher and SEAYLP together with university graduates from University at Buffalo SUNY, University of Idaho, ... Read More»

Join the Dynamic & Passionate LOCAL GUARD FORCE at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur!

Requirements: Ideal candidates must have good interpersonal skills, follow instructions, and bring a firm, courteous and tactful approach to security-focused customer service. Additionally, ideal candidates must: Have at least one year of guard related duty, military, police, or security experience. However, a training level is available for those who have no prior experience. Email  KLLGFJobs@state.gov  for more ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Centara Grand Bangkok, Thailand August 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  Thanks for hosting here today, and I want to congratulate also Foreign Minister Don on a successful year at Thailand’s chairmanship. As Secretary of State, a key part ... Read More»

Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

REMARKS Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Centara Grand Bangkok, Thailand AUGUST 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  I want to thank you, Thailand, for hosting this special ministerial marking a decade of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The United States has been a proud partner for those whole 10 years, and thanks to ... Read More»

First Aid Training at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

The U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Unit team offered American Heart Association’s Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & First Aid Training on July 10, 2019. A total of 13 participants from various sections; 10 from the Regional Security Office (RSO), 1 from Public Affairs (PAO), 1 Summer Hire from the Human Resources Department ... Read More»

Happy Fourth of July from the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur!

This year, the Embassy team celebrated the 243rd anniversary of American Independence with more than 1,000 of our closest friends during our annual reception at the JW Marriott in downtown KL.  This year’s guest of honor was the Honorable Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad , Minister of Health. • Photos from the event Read More»

EXBS – International Seaport Interdiction Training (ISIT)

EXBS sponsored an International Seaport Interdiction Training (ISIT) in Charleston, South Carolina from June 17 to 21, 2019.  Fourteen Royal Malaysian Customs officers responsible for the examination of cargo and containers at seaports in Malaysia took part in the training. Subject Matter Experts from U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instructed the course. Practical exercises focused on detection of ... Read More»

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

This year, the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is honoring the Malaysian tradition of weaving ketupats in the spirit of celebrating Eid and sharing the experience with their friends from the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman – a local landmark that is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses located in the ... Read More»

U.S. Service Academy Class of 2023

Grace Sian Ern Hui is from Ampang, Selangor. She wants to study Aeronautical Engineering at USAFA and aspires to be a Fighter Pilot upon commissioning in the Royal Malaysian Air Force. At age 13, she attended the MARA Junior Science College and learned to adapt to new and challenging environments.  Grace wants to serve her country and be ... Read More»

United States Returns More than RM800 Million to Malaysia in Recovered 1MDB Funds

PUTRAJAYA – U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan met today with Malaysian Attorney General Tommy Thomas and Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng to confirm the initiation of the process to return approximately $196 million (RM 812.9 million) to Malaysia, representing the first installment of funds recovered ... Read More»

Xpresi: Wanita & STEM

Wanita & STEM (Women & STEM) is an exclusive documentary program produced by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The cooperative media project brought RTM crew to Washington DC, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles to explore the successes of women and girls in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), ... Read More»

Beyond the Moon 2019

The United States seeks to collaborate with Malaysia to challenge and nurture the next generation of scientists and engineers whose new discoveries and inventions will improve the lives of global citizens and support economic growth for decades to come. Inspiration + Innovation + Discover = Future Date Location Activities June 25 Makerspace Miri, Sarawak Photo ... Read More»

Press Statement : Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 21, 2019 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. Attacks on innocent people gathering in a place of worship or enjoying a holiday meal are affronts to the universal values and freedoms that we ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Provides Scholarships for Malaysian Teachers

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, through the Regional English Language Office in Bangkok, co-sponsored the International English language teaching conference (iELT-Con 2019) organized by the Penang English Language Learning & Teaching Association (PELLTA). The 3-day conference was held in Georgetown, Penang from April 17-19, 2019. Officiated by the Chief Minister of Penang, more than 150 local ... Read More»

Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (ATCET) Training

EXBS sponsored a Commodity Identification Training (CIT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 15 to 17, 2019 for 55 participants from Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC). Several other Malaysian agencies supported the training by providing instructors, including the Strategic Trade Secretariat (STS), Royal Malaysian Police (RMP), Science Technology Research Institute for Defense (STRIDE), Pharmaceutical Services Department ... Read More»

English Language Fellow conducts a Formative Assessment Workshop for English language teachers in Penang

In collaboration with the Penang State Education Department, English Language Fellow Rose Graves conducted a workshop on Formative Assessment for primary and secondary school teachers of English in Georgetown, Penang on April 16. After reviewing some common formative assessment techniques such as ‘traffic light’ cards and exit tickets, Rose introduced authentic assessment principles and critical ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur launches the first Access program for college students in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

On April 11, 2019, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur launched the English Access Microscholarship program at Kolej Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Ismail Petra (KIAS). Forty bright students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds were selected to participate in this two-year program. The Access program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, integrates cross-curricular approaches ... Read More»

English teachers in Kuala Lumpur learn new teaching techniques from English Language Fellow Rose Graves

On April 9, EL Fellow Rose Graves presented a hands-on, interactive workshop on the topic of Differentiated Instruction for approximately 50 primary school teachers at Jinjang Tengah school in Kuala Lumpur. Workshop participants had the opportunity to try out activities that help to meet the needs of individual students, with a focus on incorporating critical ... Read More»

Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential NGO partners working in the area of refugee protection and assistance in Malaysia. This support is meant to meet one-time, low-cost gaps ... Read More»

LIMA Exhibition 2019

Langkawi will become the focal point of regional peace and security policy and a showcase for enhanced economic ties as Malaysia hosts the 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), March 25-29. LIMA ’19 will convene top decision makers, senior government and military officials, industry leaders and journalists from around the globe. PD highlights ... Read More»

Malaysia’s 2019 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

Congratulations to our 2019  #SEAYLP  cohorts! This year 5 students and 1 adult mentor from the states of  #Perak  and  #Pahang  will be leaving in April for a three-week U.S. based exchange program at the  Nothern Illinois University  (NIU), DeKalb, Illinois followed by a study tour in Washington D.C. The students from the state of Perak are Muhammad Afiq bin Abdul ... Read More»

Access students learn about studying in the USA and experience the snow walk at i-City, Klang

Forty Access students and teachers from Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin, Pahang travelled to Kuala Lumpur for their 3-day educational trip and enhancement activities from March 21-23, 2019. Among the places they visited were  MACEE and a I-City in Klang. At MACEE, Education Advisor Fiona Teo gave a presentation to the Access students on the merits ... Read More»

Keynote Address and Fireside Chat at the Road to GES Heartland Event

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Overland Park Hotel Overland Park, KS March 18, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. That voiceover intro is a little much. (Laughter.) I thought I might be walking into a wrestling match or something. (Laughter.) And maybe I am. (Laughter.)Thank you, Alan, for that generous, kind introduction. It’s ... Read More»

Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Sarah Talalay launches the English Access Microscholarship Program at SM St. Patrick Tawau in Sabah

Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Sarah Talalay launched the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) at SM St. Patrick Tawau in Sabah on February 21, 2019. The Access program provides a foundation of English language skills to bright, economically-disadvantaged students, primarily ages 13 to 20. The Access program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational ... Read More»

EducationUSA SEA Fair 2019 attracts over 1000 attendees in Kuala Lumpur

On February 24, EducationUSA Malaysia organized a U.S. University fair in Kuala Lumpur. 40 U.S. universities participated in the annual fair, which was a part of the larger EducationUSA Southeast Asia Fair series. Kuala Lumpur was the third stop in the region and the fair lasted from 2.30 to 6.00 p.m. at the Connexion Conference and ... Read More»

President Trump Is Committed to Achieving Transformational Peace for the United States, the Korean Peninsula, and the World

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U.S. State Department Funding Opportunities For CWT Programs In Malaysia and SEA

Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Laos and Malaysia NOFO Opportunity # SFOP0005571 1,000,000 USD has been allocated to the Malaysia component of this grant. The closing date for applications is April 8, 2019.  Under the project objectives, proposals for Malaysia should include activities for at least one of the following: Build the capacity of border and ... Read More»

Happy Lunar 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 Lunar New Year!   #USAmbMY   #USEmbMY   #Malaysia   #USA   #America   #LunarNewYear   #TahunBaruCina   #GongXiFaCai Read More»

English Language Specialist Marsha Chan conducts a series of teacher training workshops in Johor and Sabah

English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Marsha Chan, an author and consultant at Sunburst Media in California, conducted a series of teacher training workshops in Johor and Sabah from January 23 through 28, 2019. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Keningau Vocational College and the State Education Offices of ... Read More»

Kami Sayang Teacher

Last year, as part of the Fulbright English Teacher Assistant (ETA) program, 100 young Americans taught English to students throughout Malaysia.  Our friends at TV3 were there to capture this experience and have produces Kami Sayang Teacher, a 10-part docu-series covering their adventures. The ETA Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the ... Read More»

Pathway for Kuala Bibang Water Willage in Sabah Opens

Today, a pathway for a water village in Semporna, Sabah was officially opened in Kuala Bibang. On behalf of villagers who rely on the pathway as a link between the coast and their homes, the U.S. Army and the PASKAL Unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy worked together to replace the damaged structure. The new pathway will provide safer passage for the villagers ... Read More»

Press Releases: Religious Freedom Designations

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 11, 2018 On November 28, 2018, I designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated ”systematic, ongoing, [and] egregious ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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” –- ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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- Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

U.S. Service Academy Class of 2022

Putra Nadeem Damanhuri Bin Ahmad Damanhuri is from Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. He has travelled throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa and has been active in a variety of extracurricular activities, including debate, sailing, young scientist and volunteered in the “young teacher in math” program. Nadeem is a class topper and has excelled in the ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

EducationUSA does Outreach with Refugees at St.Mary’s Agape Mission School

On December 13, EducationUSA paid a visit to St.Mary’s Agape Mission School. The purpose of EducationUSA’s visit was to enlighten refugee students about the world-class education opportunities that await them when they resettle in the U.S. EducationUSA gave a presentation to 35 refugee students between the ages of 10 to 18 years old. Adviser Kavita ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»