Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about ...
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Remarks: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful ...
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Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy

By Michael R. Pompeo on October 31, 2018 The end of the Cold War forced new thinking among policymakers and analysts about the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. The emergence of al Qaeda,   cybercriminals, and other dangerous entities affirmed the threat of nonstate actors. But equally daunting has been the resurgence of outlaw regimes—rogue states that defy ...
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Special Briefing: On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking about the Association of Southeast ...
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Remarks at a Meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State With Members of the UN Security Council United Nations New York City September 27, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. The 8,363rd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The provisional agenda for this meeting is non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea. The agenda is adopted. In accordance with ...
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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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Happy Malaysia Day

Ambassador Lakhdhir and the entire U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur team wishes a Happy Malaysia Day to all our friends throughout this great country.  From East to West, your spirit of unity is an inspiration. 雷荷花大使和美国驻吉隆坡大使馆团队祝这个伟大的国家及其国民马来西亚日快乐。 你们万众一心的团结精神为我们带来启发。 மலேசியா வாழ் அனைத்து மக்களுக்கும் எங்களின் மனமுவர்ந்த மலேசிய தின வாழ்த்துகளை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறோம். கிழக்கு இருந்து மேற்குவரை உங்கள் ஒற்றுமை உத்வேகத்தை உணர்த்துகிறது. – தூதர் லக்டீர் மற்றும் அமேரிக்க தூதரகம்-
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U.S. Embassy Announces Sponsorship of Exchange Program to Silicon Valley for National Science Challenge 2018

On August 17th, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced its partnership with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia to provide an opportunity for one of the finalist teams of the 2018 National Science Challenge to travel to Silicon Valley. For the first time in the history of the competition, one lucky student team will be sent to California to ...
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First of its Kind INNOVATION ASEAN Attracts 18,000 Viewers in South East Asia

On August 14, more than 6000 people across South East Asia went on Facebook Live to watch Innovation ASEAN: a Silicon Valley Recipe for Success, a live-streamed event organized by U.S.-ASEAN Connect and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and the U.S. Embassy in Manila,connected through Google Video Chat. Innovation ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongor

On August 9, Ambassador Kamala Lakhdhir visited Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongor in Baling, Kedah. She was greeted by principal Puan Zur’aiza Abdul Hamid and the entire school community. Students and teachers gathered to welcome Ambassador Lakhdhir in a glorious celebration with traditional kompang, silat and gasing performances marking the historical visit to the school. Puan Zur’aiza is an alumna ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Secretary Pompeo met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir to congratulate the new government and all of the Malaysian people on competitive elections and the peaceful transition of authority between governments. They discussed ways to work together to strengthen the U.S.-Malaysia Comprehensive Partnership based on shared democratic values, including advancing mutual security and economic interests across ...
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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; and Jakarta, Indonesia August 1-5. In Kuala Lumpur, August 2-3, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests based on our strongly shared democratic values, following the recent historic and peaceful government ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM: Administration officials reaffirmed a whole-of-government commitment to enhancing economic and commercial engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.   Today, Trump Administration cabinet members and other senior officials joined American business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, D.C. • The heads of the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department ...
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Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Indo-Pacific Business Forum U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC July 30, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you. Thank you, Tom, for the kind introduction. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for having me here and hosting this important Indo-Pacific Business Forum as ...
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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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The Secretary’s Remarks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and distinguished members. Thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. During my confirmation hearing you asked me to work on a host of world problems, and for 12 weeks I’ve been ...
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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: Remarks With Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State UN Headquarters New York City July 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. First I want to commend my good friend Ambassador Haley and her excellent team here at the United Nations. Her leadership in advancing American interest on North Korea and many other issues has been evident ...
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EXBS – Commodity Identification Training collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC)

US Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) funded a three day Commodity Identification Training (CIT) on weapon of mass destruction (WMD) for 45 Royal Malaysian Customs personnel in Kuching, Sarawak from July 17-19, 2018. RMC State Director of Sarawak, Datin Sharifah Halimah provided the opening remarks. CIT is a program to educate RMC ...
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Remarks to Traveling Press

Special Briefing Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Hilton Hotel Seoul, South Korea June 13, 2018 MS NAUERT: And so this will be on the record, but again, we have the meetings with Japan and South Korea tomorrow, and so we’re not going to get ahead of those. QUESTION: So to make the most – the ...
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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

From Ambassador Lakhdhir and the entire team at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Selamat Hari Raya! Daripada Duta Besar Lakhdhir dan seluruh pasukan di Kedutaan A.S. di Kuala Lumpur, Selamat Hari Raya! தூதர் லக்டீர் மற்றும் கோலாலம்பூரிலுள்ள அமேரிக்கத் தூதரகத்தின் முழு அணியிலிருந்தும், செலாமாட் ஹரி ராயா நல்வாழ்த்துகள்! 来自吉隆坡美国大使馆的美国驻马大使雷荷花与大使馆员,祝福各位马来同胞开斋节快乐
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Press Conference by President Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 12, 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP Capella Hotel Singapore   4:15 P.M. SGT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  We appreciate it.  We’re getting ready to go back.  We had a tremendous 24 hours.  We’ve had a tremendous three months, ...
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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit   President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic ...
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Remarks By President Trump And Chairman Kim Jong Un Of The State Affairs Commission Of The Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea At Signing…

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CHAIRMAN KIM JONG UN OF THE STATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AT SIGNING OF A JOINT STATEMENT Capella Hotel Singapore 1:39 P.M. SGT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  So we’re signing a very important document, a pretty comprehensive document.  And we’ve had a really great time together, a ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Malaysia PDF (81 KB) Permalink:  http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?year=2017&dlid=280836 Executive Summary The constitution states Islam is the “religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony.” Federal and state governments have the power to mandate doctrine for Muslims and promote Sunni Islam above all other religious groups. Other forms of Islam are illegal and subject ...
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Press Releases: The Shoot Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 24, 2018 The United States has complete confidence in the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as presented today by the Dutch Public Prosecutor: the missile launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti-aircraft Brigade of the Russian Federation, ...
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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Mike Pompeo  Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back to ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir meets Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Muhammad

Ambassador Lakhdhir met Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Muhammad today at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. “I was pleased to meet with the Prime Minister and congratulate him and all of Pakatan Harapan on the momentous win. We are looking forward to working with the Prime Minister and his newly appointed cabinet as they form the ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman

READOUT:Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman March 26, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On March 26, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Washington, D.C. Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Anifah affirmed the importance of the U.S.- Malaysia ...
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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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Happy Chinese New Year from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

恭喜发财! Selamat Tahun Baru Cina! சீனப் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்! Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the entire U.S. Embassy community wish everyone Happy Chinese New Year! 🐶 🎍👲🏮🥡🥢💰🍃🎇🎆🇺🇸🇲🇾 #USAmbMY #USEmbMY #Malaysia #USA #America #ChineseNewYear #LunarNewYear #TahunBaruCina #GongXiFaCai
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English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Claire Siskin conducts a series of workshops for teachers

English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Ms. Claire Siskin travelled to Terengganu, Perak and Sarawak from January 29 through February 7 to conduct a series of workshops entitled “Technology in the English Language Classroom” for English language educators. Ms. Siskin, who is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) from Pennsylvania, covered various aspects of English ...
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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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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Kedah

On her first official visit to Kedah, Ambassador Lakhdhir had an audience with Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah and Crown Prince Tunku Sarafuddin Badlishah Ibni Sultan Sallehuddin at the Istana Anak Bukit. Ambassador Lakhdhir also paid a courtesy call to Chief Minister Dato’ Seri DiRaja Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and Executive Councilor Datuk Suraya ...
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English Language Fellow and Teacher Trainees learn new teaching methodologies at the English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted the second phase of its two-part English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from December 4-7, 2017. The training was attended by 18 English teachers across Malaysia, as well as Regional English Language Officer Alice Murray. The 4-day, intensive workshop was organized by the Access ...
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U.S Embassy Kuala Lumpur commemorates World AIDS Day

Today, colleagues from  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  gathered with our friends from PKKUM and  Kuala Lumpur City Gallery  to commemorate World AIDS Day. Forming a human ribbon provided an opportunity to show unity against HIV/AIDS, support those living with the disease and remember those taken by AIDS-related illnesses. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. Despite only being ...
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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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Dr. Zac Forsman visits Sabah

  Dr. Zac Forsman , a coral recovery specialist and researcher from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, was in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu from Oct 16-20. He was funded by the Embassy to work with Sabah Parks, and during his time in Sabah he met several local NGOs and marine biologists undertaking coral rehabilitation at Pulau Gaya and Pulau Mantanani. ...
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Public Affairs section launches the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program in Pahang

The Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan together with Ustaz Abu Bakar bin Mat Saad, Senior Director of Education of Pahang Islamic Department (JAIP), launched the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program at Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin in Pahang on October 13, 2017. About 80 people attended the launch, including the Access ...
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U.S. Navy identifies second deceased USS John S. McCain Sailor

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore – U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, of Connecticut, on Thursday night. More divers and equipment arrived overnight to continue search and recovery operations for eight missing Sailors inside ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia to the White House on September 12.  President Trump looks forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary of United States-Malaysia bilateral relations and discussing ways to strengthen and broaden our bilateral relationship and expand regional cooperation with one of America’s closest partners in Southeast Asia.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visits Kuala Lumpur, August 2017

Selamat datang! Welcome! 欢迎! நல்வரவு! Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Kuala Lumpur today for his first official visit to Malaysia, marking 60 years of Malaysian independence. 2017 also marks 60 years of formal U.S.-Malaysia diplomatic relations—the U.S. is proud of our longstanding partnership with the people of Malaysia. • Photos from the trip • Video slideshow of highlights • U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Facebook page • Fact Sheet : The United States and ASEAN: A Strong Foundation, A Bright Future
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Secretary Tillerson’s Travel to Manila, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur, August 5-9

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Manila, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur August 5 – 9. In Manila, he will participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Ministerial, the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial. During these meetings, Secretary Tillerson will meet with his counterparts and discuss a range of issues including ...
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Ambassador-Designate Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir

In June 2016, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir was nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Malaysia. Ms. Lakhdhir joined the Foreign Service in 1991, serving first at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1992-1994), and then at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1994-1996).  Returning to Washington, Ms. Lakhdhir was assigned to the Secretary of ...
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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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USAID and YSEALI Announce Top Three Youth Teams in Food Innovation Challenge 2016

BANGKOK, October 3, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) today announced the top three youth teams to present their technology-based solutions at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology in late October. The YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge  invited youth in the region to submit their technology solutions to challenges ...
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Malaysia 2015 International Religious Freedom Report

Released August 10, 2016 Executive Summary The constitution declares that “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony.” State and federal governments have the power to “control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.” The government, ...
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US to Recover More Than $1Billion Obtained from Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 20, 2016 United States Seeks to Recover More Than $1 Billion Obtained from Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of more than $1 billion in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Second U.S. Navy Destroyer, Two Helicopters, Join Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Search and Rescue Operations

The United States is continuing to assist the Malaysian Government in search and rescue operations in connection with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH #370.  The USS Kidd (DDG-100) , an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, began search and rescue operations this afternoon in the Gulf of Thailand.  Like the USS Pinckney , which began search and rescue operations yesterday, the USS ...
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U.S. Government Providing Assistance Following the Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370

The United States Government continues to closely follow the developments regarding Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 and is assisting the Malaysian Government with search and rescue efforts.  We extend our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of those on board the Malaysia Airlines flight. At the request of the Malaysian Government, the United States ...
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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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