Ambassador Lakhdhir inspires more than 300 ETA students at the Projek Pelajar Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

On September 29, Ambassador Lakhdhir attended the Projek Pelajar Symposium at Universiti Malaya as a keynote speaker. She talked about creativity in entrepreneurship and encouraged the students to pursue solutions and projects that would benefit their respective communities. Projek Pelajar was a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, organized by Junior Achievement and led by ...
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AFS Animation Storytelling Workshop

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANIMATION WORKSHOP! The American Film Showcase (AFS), in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Vientiane and the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF), is pleased to announce a six-day animation workshop, which will take place on December 7-12, 2018, during the 9th Luang Prabang Film Festival. Through trainings focused on story and pitch development for ...
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USDA with California Raisins, Washington Apples, Potatoes U.S.A, U.S. Grains Council and Harley Davidson cooked up a storm to 20,000 people

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

English Language Fellow Rose Graves conducted events over two days at SMA Rompin high school in Pahang, Malaysia from August 29 through 30. She conducted an interactive lesson for the school’s 40 Access students using materials from the State Department’s American English website focusing on American slang expressions and identifying cultural values through idioms. The Fellow also gave an interactive, all-school presentation ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Gives the Keynote Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conferen

On August 16th, Ambassador Lakhdhir was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremony of the Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conference 2018. The HPAIR Asia Conference is a collaborative effort between students at Harvard and the host country organizing committee in Asia. This year, the theme of the ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits ETA School Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah

On August 9, Ambassador Lakhdhir visited Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Ms. Maria Andrews assigned to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah in Pendang, Kedah. Ambassador Lakhdhir arrived at the school greeted by the principal Puan Rukiah Hj. Marhassan, Maria Andrews and the entire school community. The visit started with the Ambassador launching a bottle rocket. ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson supports the 2018 Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Sales Fair

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

The U.S. Department of State’s, Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, in collaboration with Malaysia’s Strategic Trade Secretariat (STS) and The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), organized an industry outreach program called the “National Strategic Trade Symposium”. The event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was attended by 227 participants. Experts from ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Arrives in Kuala Lumpur, August 2018

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

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Pompeo detailed how U.S. business engagement in the Indo-Pacific is essential to the U.S. ...
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Scenes from Malaysia’s “Lost Skatepark”

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

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 23, 2018 REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R.  Pompeo “Supporting Iranian Voices” At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library July 22, 2018 Simi Valley, California SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Well, thank you, Fred, for that ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir speaks at the 1st ASEAN-English Language Teaching Conference 2018

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

On February 28 and March 4, EducationUSA Malaysia organized two university fairs in Penang and Kuala Lumpur respectively. Both fairs were part of the larger EducationUSA Southeast Asia Fair Series which is scheduled to run till mid-March across the ASEAN region. In Penang, 28 universities participated in the fair. The Public Affairs Officer from the U.S. ...
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U.S. Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, Robert. B. Laughlin visits Kuala Lumpur

U.S. Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics Robert. B. Laughlin visited Kuala Lumpur January 16 to “Ignite Passion in Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)” at Honeywell’s Initiative for Science & Engineering event. Dr. Laughlin led discussions with Malaysian science teachers along with Tan Sri Zakri Abd Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister. Later in the week ...
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100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) begin their 10-month teaching assignment in Malaysia

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

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

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

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

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

Songwriter and performer Tony Memmel visited Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru from Nov 6 -10 under the American Music Abroad program administered by American Voices for the Department of State.  Tony was born missing his left forearm, but nevertheless taught himself to play the guitar with the use of a device he made himself. Together with his ...
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Thank you and “Selamat Jalan” ETAs!

On October 31, Ambassador Lakhdhir hosted a farewell reception at her residence for 98 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who have completed a 10-month assignment in various schools across Malaysia. In her remarks, Ambassador Lakhdhir commended the ETAs for their significant contributions toward greater relations between the U.S. and Malaysia and the lifelong impact the ...
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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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EducationUSA does Outreach with ETA schools in Kedah

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

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

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

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

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

On July 29 2017, Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir gave the commencement speech at Taylor’s University’s American Degree Program commencement ceremony. The Ambassador addressed the 191 graduates, who had recently completed two years of study at Taylor’s and who plan to continue their studies at institutions overseas, including at universities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She told ...
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U.S. highbush blueberries make a splash at AEON in Kuala Lumpur

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council launched a USA blueberry promotion at AEON Supermarket in Kuala Lumpur to demonstrate the fruit’s versatility.  Celebrity nutritionist Alexandra Prabaharan demonstrated how to make blueberry pancakes and smoothies.  Guests and media sipped blueberry fizzy drinks and were given pastries adorned with blueberries. However, the big story behind U.S. highbush* blueberries ...
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America’s 241st Anniversary of Independence

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

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

On April 18, 2017, the U.S. Potato Board, a national potato marketing and research organization that represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers in the United States, held a potato promotion supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Kuala Lumpur.  The multi-pronged promotion with the theme “Healthy Meals, Happy Families”  ...
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Borlaug Fellowship in Malaysia, Research that Benefits the Cocoa Industry

Highlight: Read how the USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program supported research to fight devastating disease and insects in the production of Malaysian cocoa. This world renowned program supports collaborative research that impacts food security, agricultural productivity, and economic growth. On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office at the ...
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Malaysia welcomes 68,100 tons of U.S. #2 Yellow Corn

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

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

California Cheese Seminar 2016 Berjaya University College of Hospitality Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ( USDA ) export promotion arm for U.S. agricultural products known as the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), represented and based  in Kuala Lumpur, supported a California cheese seminar in collaboration with the California Milk Advisory Board .  There ...
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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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PERHILITAN Certifies Officers as Experts in the Identification and Use of Snares in Wildlife Prosecutions

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

Over sixty prolific international exchange alumni and Embassy Alumni Coordinators from all 10 ASEAN countries convened in Kuala Lumpur from October 21 to 24, to participate in the ASEAN American Exchange Alumni Workshop. The workshop was a component of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur’s alumni outreach efforts and was implemented through a grant to ...
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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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“Women Who Lead”

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian hosted a “Women Who Lead” panel discussion at the Kuala Lumpur Library this morning. This event served as an opportunity to inspire young Malaysians, especially women, with examples and advice from dynamic women leaders who have succeeded in a variety of fields. Panelists include Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood (CEO, Malaysia ...
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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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Ambassador Yun Joins Stanford Professors at Panel Discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy

At a roundtable discussion held at the Asia Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) on December 10, 2015, Professor Gi-Wook Shin from Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies along with Stanford University’s Professor Emeritus Donald K. Emmerson discussed how the United States’ foreign policy is shaping geopolitical dynamics in East Asia. Ambassador Joseph Y. ...
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Sultan Idris Teacher Education University Holds Viewing Party Featuring Obama’s YSEALI Town Hall

About 50 undergraduates and faculty from the Sultan Idris Teacher Education University (UPSI) in Tanjung Malim participated in a viewing party of President Barack Obama’s YSEALI Town Hall held November 20, 2015 at Taylor’s University. The viewing party enabled the audience at UPSI to hear the President discuss tough issues, from same-sex marriage to bridging ...
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U.S. Government Signs Agreement on Quick Response for Disaster Relief Aid in the Region

Ambassador Yun commemorated an agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations to store disaster relief supplies at the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (HRD) in Subang. Also in attendance were UN and Malaysian government officials. The USAID stocks include relief items sufficient to serve 4000 disaster affected households and include ...
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“All About the Corner” at Lincoln Corner Kedah’s Open Day

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

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

Bird Runningwater, the Director of Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program, visited Kota Kinabalu on Oct 1-5 for the Borneo Eco Film Fest. He gave several talks and screened some short films by filmmakers he has identified and supported through the Sundance Institute. He also visited Kuching, Sarawak from Oct 8-10 and gave presentations ...
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Johor Youth “Roar” With Excitement at Lincoln Corner Johor’s English Program

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

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

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

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

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

Selamat Datang! Five American high school students begin their 10-month Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program this week. During the program, the students will stay with Malaysian host families and attend Form Four education at secondary schools across the states of Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. Local program partner AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia organized a 4-day arrival orientation for the students in Kuala ...
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ETAS Run Youth Camp During Lincoln Corner Kedah’s Friendship Olympics

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

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

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

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal showcased a unique aspect of American culture – rock music – during his recent seven day tour of Malaysia. Thal, a renowned musician, writer and producer, traveled with his distinctive double-neck guitar to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. He taught workshops to young aspiring musicians, held concerts for large crowds, ...
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CEO of Wildlife Alliance Educates Malaysians on the Need for Wildlife Protection

Suwanna Gauntlett, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Alliance, spoke at the the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking which was co-chaired by the governments of the United States and Malaysia. The forum was attended by key regional stakeholders, including government officials, non-profits, Interpol, regional policymakers and media. Susanna’s visit to Malaysia brought ...
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Lincoln Corner Kedah Showcases ETAs’ Creative English Teaching Methods

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

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

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

A delegation of seven members of the United States Congress visited Kuala Lumpur yesterday as part of a trip to the region that also includes Japan and Singapore.  While in Kuala Lumpur, the delegation met with Malaysian government officials, including Prime Minister Najib, to discuss economic and trade issues and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.  They ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan Addresses Annual Education USA University Fair

Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan addressed more than 1,100 students and parents at the annual EducationUSA university fair at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Kagan highlighted the affordability and flexibility of the U.S. university system. Following his remarks, he toured the exhibit hall where nearly 40 U.S. university representatives answered ...
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YTL Donates Computers to U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

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

Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Whitaker hosted a farewell reception for forty-five Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) students along with the local program administrator Antarabudaya (AFS) Malaysia and YES alumni. These recent secondary school graduates from across Malaysia gathered for the last time in Kuala Lumpur to attend a 3-day pre-departure orientation before departing ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits Kelantan and Announces New U.S. Flood Assistance

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun visited Kelantan on January 15, 2015 and met with Malaysian government officials to discuss flood recovery and assistance. While in Kota Bharu, Ambassador Yun met with the Crown Prince of Kelantan and the Chief Minister of Kelantan to convey his condolences, learn about the situation on the ground, ...
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U.S. Rebalance Policy Toward Asia Includes Robustly Rising U.S.-Malaysia Relations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambassador Yun recently traveled to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to attend the Sabah Forestry Department Centennial celebration and the Heart of Borneo Conference.  While in Kota Kinabalu, the Ambassador met with Sabah State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Abidin Madingkir, and the Kota Kinabalu-Portland Sister City Steering Committee members ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with SEARCCT to Host Regional Workshop on Countering Online Violent Extremist Narratives

The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCCT) partnered to host the Southeast Asia Regional Workshop on Countering Online Violent Extremist Narratives from November 4 – 6, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Over 60 participants from various ASEAN countries, the United States and Australia attended the workshop, aimed at sharing best practices for countering ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits ExxonMobil’s Tapis R Offshore Platform

On Wednesday October 29, Ambassador Joseph Yun visited the newly installed Tapis R offshore oil platform, the hub of the Tapis Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project off the coast of Terengganu. ExxonMobil and its joint venture partner Petronas are investing $2.5 billion in the project, which seeks to boost oil production from the maturing Tapis ...
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Mastura Rashid of Malaysia Wins Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

Mastura Rashid, founder of the Nasi Lemak Project, was honored on September 29 during the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, Kentucky.  The event was created to celebrate people from around the world who are making a difference in their communities and beyond.  In addition to awards given to seasoned humanitarians, six young ...
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Click! Camp 4.0: Get! Set! Go! Empowers the Next Generation of Young Leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On June 26, Ambassador Joseph Yun invited prominent leaders of Malaysian Muslim communities to his residence for an informal discussion on current domestic issues and foreign affairs.  Participants included spiritual leaders, heads of NGOs, and others active in Islamic civil society.  Ambassador Yun refuted many common misconceptions about the United States and its policies, including ...
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U.S. Air Force Trains with the Royal Malaysian Air Force in Exercise Cope Taufan

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

While the U.S. Air Force Band of the Asia Pacific (PACAF) was conducting joint military exercises with Malaysian counterparts June 9-22, its four- piece music ensemble led by Captain Haley Armstrong engaged in a series of community relations activities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.  Presenting renditions of popular American music and songs before Malaysian audiences, they spread messages of happiness and friendship to ...
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Acting DCM Kent Stiegler Emphasized U.S.- Malaysian Comprehensive Partnership at MISI Convocation

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur is pleased to share the following information about the visit to Malaysia by United States President Barack Obama. The following is an excerpt by Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Susan Rice, National Security Advisor. For full text of the briefing, please click here . President Barack Obama ...
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ASEAN Youth Congregates for a Leadership Program

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

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

On March 26, twenty young Malaysians expressed their sympathies to the families who had loved ones on Malaysia Airlines MH370.  As sadness pervades Malaysia regarding this tragedy, Lincoln Corner Kedah took initiatives to help young patrons of the Corner deal with their sadness and concern associated with the daily news about different aspects of the Malaysian ...
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2014 Lincoln Corners’ Annual Workshop’s Best Practices Support Expanding U.S.-Malaysia Partnerships

From March 11-13, the Embassy’s  Lincoln Resource Center and the Kelantan State Public Library’s Lincoln Corner jointly hosted the annual Lincoln Corners Librarians’ workshop in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, March 11-13. Via Skype, Public Affairs Officer Bonnie S Gutman enthusiastically committed to the further development of the Lincoln Corners in Malaysia.  PAO Gutman thanked the Director and staff of ...
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Ambassador Yun Hosts a Wildlife Protection Event

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

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

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

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

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