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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Update March 29, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection. For a world map …

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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that  registration is open  for the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 18-20, 2017! 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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U.S. Ambassador-Designate Arrives in Malaysia

U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir has arrived in Malaysia and assumed her position.  Her bio is available at https://my.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ . In addition, the U.S. Department of State has produced a short video that introduces Ambassador-Designate Lakhdhir to the public.  The video can be viewed on the U.S. Embassy’s Youtube page at https://youtu.be/NIpd8sBqNPE . Media outlets …

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Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, November 25, 2016

Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on November 25, 2016  The U.S. Embassy in Malaysia advises U.S. citizens that there will be a demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy on Friday, November 25, 2016 beginning at approximately 2:00PM. The Myanmar Embassy is located on Jalan Ampang Hilir,  near the small traffic …

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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2016

The Malaysian media has reported that a large rally is likely to occur in Kuala Lumpur starting the morning of Saturday, November 19. The coalition of civil society groups known as Bersih has stated its intention to assemble supporters at the National Mosque and the Maybank Tower at Jalan Bangsar and walk toward Merdeka Square …

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Summary of the U.S. Presidential Election Process

The Candidates About a year before the elections candidates from the two main political parties the Democrats and the Republicans begin their campaign trails. They set up their team and start “going on tour” around the country to rally for support and to fundraise for their campaigns. The Debates At the start of the campaigns …

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A-Z to U.S. Elections

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO   PQRSTUVWXYZ   A Absentee voting allows voters who cannot come to polling places to cast their ballots. A variety of circumstances, including residency abroad, illness, travel or military service, can prevent …

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U.S. Embassy Closed on Monday for American Holiday

The U.S. Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Labor Day, observed on the first Monday in September in the United States, honors the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It recognizes the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States. …

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Grant Opportunity: Tun Mustapha Park Enforcement Assessment and Follow-on Activities

Funding Opportunity Title: Tun Mustapha Park Enforcement Assessment and Follow-on Activities Funding Opportunity: American and local NGO’s are invited to submit a proposal to develop an assessment for a cost effective compliance system for the Tun Mustapha Park placing special emphasis on protection of no-take zones and management of fisheries. The budget for the proposal should be no greater than $250,000 U.S. Dollars. …

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Grant Opportunity: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Notice of Funding Opportunity Community Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods Executive Summary: The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water at the Department of State announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Community Support for combating Wildlife Trafficking …

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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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