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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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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Malaysia’s 2018 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

The Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) is a three-week U.S.-based exchange program for high school students (ages 15-17) and adult mentors from ASEAN member countries, funded by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. SEAYLP fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.  During the ...
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Cultural Affairs Officer congratulates E-Teacher alumni at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

On February 27, the Public Affairs Section hosted an E–Teacher Certificate Ceremony for four alumni who recently completed their 8-week English language teaching online courses offered by several U.S. universities. Cultural Affairs Officer Michael Quinlan welcomed the participants and discussed a range of public diplomacy programs, encouraging them to work together on projects such as English camps or teacher training for their students and ...
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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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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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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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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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Embassy Kuala Lumpur hosts Access Teacher Training Workshop in Langkawi, Kedah

In collaboration with PAS Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin (SMAR) hosted the first ever Access Teacher Training workshop in Malaysia from August 27-30 in Langkawi, Kedah. This training workshop was aimed at equipping the new and potential Access teachers with current teaching methodologies for Access classes and at the same time connecting them with teachers ...
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