Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson supports the 2018 Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Sales Fair

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

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

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

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

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

Press Release The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that 7,834 Malaysian students attended college or university in the United States during the 2015/16 academic year, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year.  Malaysia is the 22nd leading country of origin among international students in the United States. Since the 2007/8 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Town Hall in Penang for U.S. Citizens On December 7, 2016 – CANCELLED

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

Attention: News Editor August 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy will partner with Hawaii’s lead tourism agency, Hawaii Tourism, at the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair in Kuala Lumpur on September 2-4.  This will be the second time the U.S. Embassy has participated in the National MATTA Fair, following March 2015.  The ...
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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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Deputy Chief of Mission Kagan joins the Community Heroes in the Click! 5.0 Camp in Kelantan

On April 24 at the last day of Click! 5.0 Camp in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan attended the Click! 5.0 Camp as one of the panel judges during the final pitching session. Organized by the Leadership Empowerment and Development Institute (LEAD), Click! Camp is an intensive, educational, interactive and highly ...
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U.S. Embassy Program Teaches Life Skills Through American Sports

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

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

Forty five Malaysian students depart next week to spend a semester in high schools across the United States. They will experience student life, learn about American society, and of course make new friends. U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Frank Whitaker hosted all 45 students at his home today for a barbeque lunch, and Deputy Chief ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Speaks at the 3rd MIMA South China Sea Conference

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