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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Press Releases: Malaysian General Election

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 9, 2018 We congratulate the people of Malaysia on their participation in a hard-fought election campaign. Malaysians from all parties, states, and backgrounds engaged the electoral process in large numbers peacefully and with great enthusiasm. We fully expect all institutions will carry out their functions and duties to ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex N. Wong On The Indo-Pacific Strategy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                              April 2, 2018 On-The-Record Briefing Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex N. Wong On The Indo-Pacific Strategy April 2, 2018 Press Correspondents Room **UNEDITED/DRAFT** MR GREENAN:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Glad we could do this today on a Monday.  ...
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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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Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Committee on Foreign Relations   Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, members of the committee, it is my great honor to appear here today as the President’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific ...
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Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2017 The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in FY 2017 to displaced Burmese in Burma and the region to nearly $104 ...
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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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Marking the Third Anniversary of the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 17, 2017 Three years ago today 298 innocent civilians were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.  The United States again extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims.  The United States will continue to support the efforts of the ...
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Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

The United States welcomes the unanimous decision of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) granting jurisdiction for the prosecution of those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 to the Dutch courts.  We have full confidence in the ability of the Dutch criminal justice system to arrive at a just and impartial decision.   As we ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Departure of Malaysian Diplomats and Family Members from DPRK

We are pleased that all Malaysian diplomats and family members who had been barred from leaving the DPRK have been allowed to return to their home country. The barred departure of diplomats and their family members was a grave and unacceptable breach of the Vienna Convention. We support Malaysia’s expressed intent to continue investigation into ...
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Remarks on North Korea by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel

March 9, 2017 “l want to express our respect and admiration for the professionalism of the Malaysian law enforcement authorities who conducted an impressive investigation and worked from the facts in a quick and professional and sophisticated manner.  The hijacking of the territory of a country by a foreign power for the purpose of murder ...
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Malaysia Not Affected by Executive Order

The Executive Order signed by President Trump on January 27 stands as it was issued. Malaysia is not on the list of countries affected by the Executive Order. Malaysians can continue to travel to the United States with a valid visa. The U.S. Government is committed to facilitating legitimate travel for international visitors while ensuring ...
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Fabricated News Report Regarding Visa-Free Travel

A fabricated news report has been circulating in local media regarding visa-free travel to the United States.  The report claims that President Trump signed an executive order allowing Asian nationals to travel to the United States without a visa.  This report is false and unsubstantiated. If you have further questions, please contact the U.S. Embassy ...
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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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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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YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

Students from the INTI International University in Malaysia Win 3rd Place in the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge SIEM RIEP, November 1, 2016 – The United States and ASEAN  awarded third place in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative ( YSEALI ) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team from INTI International University . The team’s iSEA Forces app helps fish farmers increase their ...
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Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

REMARKS BY JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Wilson Center Washington, DC September 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction. I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel. And obviously, we are living in complicated times. I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service ...
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Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson, U.S. Department Of State September 28, 2016 The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary Kerry’s statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot down by a BUK ...
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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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U.S. Embassy to Partner with Hawaii Tourism at National MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur

Attention: News Editor August 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy will partner with Hawaii’s lead tourism agency, Hawaii Tourism, at the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair in Kuala Lumpur on September 2-4.  This will be the second time the U.S. Embassy has participated in the National MATTA Fair, following March 2015.  The ...
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AIROD Delivers First KC-130J Aircraft to U.S. Marine Corps

Malaysian Aerospace Firm AIROD Delivers First KC-130J Aircraft to U.S. Marine Corps Under Maintenance Contract Malaysian aerospace firm Aircraft Inspection, Repair & Overhaul Depot Sdn Bhd (AIROD) has completed repairs on the first U.S. KC-130J aircraft under contract in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Transport Refueler Squadron based in Japan.  AIROD delivered the aircraft ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Malaysia

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that seven Malaysian entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters including: Ashran Ghazi, Alvin Chai, Shalini Muthu, Grace Sai, Aaron Teng Pheng Sheng, Jackie Yap, and Cheryl Yeoh will join more than 700 entrepreneurs and investors from around the world for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in ...
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Nisha Ayub Among Recipients of 2016 U.S. International Women of Courage Award

Nisha Ayub, from Malaysia, recently traveled to the United States to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. This Award annually recognizes women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk. ...
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Important Notice: New Payment System for U.S. Visa Applications

Effective February 1, 2016, Standard Chartered Bank will no longer accept over-the-counter payments for U.S. visa applications. Visa applicants can continue to pay for their visa fees via electronic funds transfer or use the online payment platform JomPAY . Starting February 1, 2016, they can also pay over-the-counter at designated Maybank branches. Detailed information on payment ...
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Malaysian Student Enrollment in U.S. Increased by 6% to 7,231

International student enrollment in U.S. up ten percent to nearly one million The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that 7,231 Malaysian students attended college or university in the United States during the 2014/15 academic year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. Malaysia is the 22nd leading country of origin among international students ...
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The Facts About President Obama’s Recent Remarks on TPP and Drug Prices

During a Town Hall event at Taylor’s University on Friday, November 21 with a group of 500 young leaders from across Southeast Asia, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in response to a question from a young Malaysian in the audience.  Specifically, the President discussed the role of intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical ...
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Fact Sheet: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2015 Fact Sheet: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative As part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), President Obama will meet today with 500 emerging leaders from the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. The meeting ...
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U.S. Government Signs Agreement on Quick Response for Disaster Relief Aid in the Region

The East Asia Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, susceptible to meteorological events, such as typhoons and floods, in addition to earthquakes, droughts, and volcanoes. When disasters occur, humanitarian organizations must be ready to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of affected populations. One way to prepare is by ...
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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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YSEALI Startup Weekend, August 4-6, 2015

The Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) has kicked-off the application drive for the YSEALI Generation: Startup Weekend, as part of its youth engagement program facilitated by the US Embassy in Malaysia. YSEALI Generation Startup Weekend (Startup Weekend ASEAN) is an initiative to bring together groups of young entrepreneurs from ten ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Singapore, ...
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State Dept. on Malaysia’s Sedition Act Amendments

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. April 14, 2015 STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, ACTING SPOKESPERSON Malaysia’s Sedition Act Amendments The United States notes the April 10 passage of amendments to Malaysia’s Sedition Act, and we reiterate our concern about restrictions on freedom of expression in Malaysia. We welcome the decision to ...
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U.S. Condolence Message on Malaysia’s Helicopter Crash

On behalf of the United States government, Ambasador Joseph Yun extends his deep condolences to the family and friends of those on board the recent helicopter crash in Semenyih. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time. Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis was tirelessly dedicated to advancing Malaysia’s interests by enhancing relations ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Conviction of Anwar Ibrahim

The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by the rejection of Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal and his conviction. The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely.  The decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar, and his trial, have raised serious concerns regarding the rule of law and the independence of ...
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Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Jordan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk have traveled to Amman, Jordan to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah and senior Jordanian government and security officials. General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will convey deepest condolences to His Majesty and the Jordanian government and ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Russel’s Travel to Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh

For Immediate Release Media Note: Assistant Secretary of State Russel’s Travel to Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel  will travel to Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 18-28, to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. ...
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U.S. Government to Provide Additional RM 3 Million in Assistance for Flood Relief

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun announced today RM 3 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help with flood recovery in the east coast of Malaysia.  The new assistance will take the form of materials, programs, and technical assistance and will help people in the affected areas recover from the disaster and rebuild ...
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The U.S. and Malaysia Share Common Values in Countering ISIL

Americans and Malaysians alike have been shocked by the horrific images of the senseless violence carried out by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”, also called ISIL.  Atrocities described by Iraqi officials include the massacre of 1,000 people, including 100 children, in Mosul and the killing, raping, burning, and selling of innocent women ...
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Ambassador Yun to Accompany Sabah Delegation to Portland, Oregon

Ambassador Joseph Yun will accompany a delegation from Kota Kinabalu and Sabah as they visit Portland, Oregon from September 27 – October 4, 2014. Led by Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Bin Manjun, the Sabah delegation includes the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu Datuk Abidin Madingkir, and representatives from ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Malaysia’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release August 27, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY Malaysia’s Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send my best wishes to the people of Malaysia as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your nation’s ...
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Tempest Express-25 (TE-25) Multinational Workshop

Malaysia, the United States, and other global partners will be participating in the Tempest Express-25 (TE-25) multinational workshop to be held in Port Dickson, Malaysia, from 12-20 June 2014. This iteration is the latest in a continuing series of multilateral engagements in the Asia-Pacific region designed to promote regional peace and security, and enhance multinational ...
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Op-ed: False Drugs, False Hope, Real Danger

According to the World Health Organisation, more than half a million people died from malaria in 2012 and 20 per cent of those deaths are attributed to false or substandard medication.  Most of those deaths occurred in Africa, where a child dies every minute from malaria. Adding to the tragedy is the fact that malaria ...
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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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‘Sisters in Arms’ Program goes International

Women of the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces share experiences with their female colleagues at the regional military exercise Lieutenant Colonel Salawati Yahaa of the Malaysian Joint Force Headquarters shares her experiences with being a mother of four while serving her country at the first International Sisters in Arms meeting held during the Cobra Gold military ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs

Opening Remarks at Press Availability Grand Millennium Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thank you it’s great to be here in Kuala Lumpur today. I’m looking forward to a very productive series of meetings today. But first, I wanted to take a minute to speak about the importance of people-to-people ties in our relationship, and the importance ...
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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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