Tony Memmel visits Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru

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

Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor for the Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi, Dr. Samuel M. ʻOhukaniʻōhiʻa Gon visited several diverse ecological spots in Malaysia such as the Weston Wetlands, Tanjung Piai National Park as well as Gunung Ledang National Park and also shared his knowledge on conservation to a diverse group of Malaysians including those from academia, non-profit organizations, national park authorities, ...
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American visual artist displays combines graffiti and calligraphy to reach out to Malaysians

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

SEAYLP alumnus Lutfi Amri from Universiti Sains Malaysia conducted an English camp for more than 60 secondary school students from SMK Permaisuri Nur Zahirah, SMK Tengku Mahmud and SMK Tengku Mahmud 2 at Demong Beach Resort in Besut, Terengganu. Sponsored by U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, the 3-day camp called House of Pumpkin Alpha was mentored ...
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Ambassador Travels to Langkawi for LIMA 2017

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

Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir made her first official visit to Penang on March 6-8, 2017. The trip was an opportunity to engage with U.S. companies, meet with government and civil society, and also enjoy Penang’s vibrant culture. Ambassador Lakhdhir visited several U.S. companies, including Intel, which has been in Penang for 45 years and employs ...
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Ambassador-Designate Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir Visits Cultural Sites in Kuala Lumpur

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

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

Students from the INTI International University in Malaysia Win 3rd Place in the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge SIEM RIEP, November 1, 2016 – The United States and ASEAN  awarded third place in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative ( YSEALI ) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team from INTI International University . The team’s iSEA Forces app helps fish farmers increase their ...
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Borneo Eco Film Festival Celebrates Borneo’s Bio-cultural Diversity

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

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

Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor of UVA’s Sabato’s Crystal Ball, Speaks to Malaysians on the Outlook of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Kyle Kondik, Director of Communications at the Center for Politics, University of Virginia (UVA), and Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, was in Malaysia from August 19 – 26, 2016 to speak on the ...
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Support for Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival

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

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

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

On August 4, 2016, the US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur in partnership with Jr. NBA conducted an NBA Cares Basketball Clinic for students from the Maahad Tahfiz Fatimah Az-Zahrah Islamic School. A total of 53 students between 8 – 12 years old participated in the clinic lead by Jr. NBA Head Coach, Craig Brown, alongside ...
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U.S. Embassy K.L. Connects with Students from Pahang ETA Schools

Members from the Public Affairs team along with other staff members from the US Embassy, conducted a site visit to SMK Mentakab and SMK Sri Semantan on 28 July 2016. Both schools are hosting English Teaching Assistants (ETA) and are located in Pahang. The ETAs organized the students, teachers and representatives from the Temerloh District ...
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U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar in Malaysia

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

As part of the Public Affairs Section’s efforts to promote cultural exchange programs, OneBeat alumni Neil Chua and Chor Guan shared their music and stories from America with an audience at the Kuala Lumpur Lincoln Corner. The program was held on Thursday, February 18, at the Galleri Insipirasi KL of the Kuala Lumpur City Library. ...
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U.S. Embassy Program Teaches Life Skills Through American Sports

January 28 – U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Edgard Kagan launched the ASA Foundation’s “Life Skills through American Sports” Train the Trainer (ToT) program at the Dignity for Children Foundation yesterday afternoon. More than 50 people attended the launching ceremony including coaches and students from Dignity. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, ASA Foundation ...
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Ambassador Yun Joins Portland Delegation in Visit to Sabah

Ambassador Yun and a 10-person delegation from Portland, Oregon visited Sabah as part of a Sister City initiative and the Oregon-Sabah Collaborative. The delegation, led by Portland Metro Council President Tom Hughes, visited sites in Kota Kinabalu and other parts of Sabah to build relationships in the fields of business, education, and environmental cooperation. During ...
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