Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar 2018

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

Deepavali reminds us of the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the entire US Embassy community wish everyone Deepavali Valthukal! ———- இருள் என்ற தீமையை ஒளி என்கிற நன்மை அழித்து, அறிவு அறியாமையை வென்று, தீமையை நன்மை வெல்வதே தீபாவளியின் மகத்துவம். தூதர் கமலா ஷிரின் லக்தீர் மற்றும் கோலாலம்பூர் அமெரிக்கத் தூதரகத்தின் ...
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U.S. Pork Food Service Seminar

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

The Embassy hosted a successful election watch party at a hotel ballroom that featured information booths, mock voting, lectures on the American political system, and interactive games. More than 500 people attended, including students and teachers from local secondary schools and universities, business representatives, members of the diplomatic community, and media. The Embassy partnered with ...
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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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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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Sharing a “Buka Puasa” with Rohingya Refugee Children

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

40 students from the Dignity for Children Foundation participated in the Junior NBA Open Clinic at the IGB International School in Sierramas on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The clinic lead by Junior NBA Head Coach, Craig Brown was also open to students from various schools. In total, there were over 400 students who participated in the event. The clinic ...
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Chargé d’affaires Kagan Amplifies MLK Jr. Day Seminar at Sunway University

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

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

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