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Alert: Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 22, 2023

Demonstration Alert 
U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  
December 20, 2023 


Location: Near U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur at the Menara See Hoy Chan building, 374, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

Event: A demonstration is scheduled to occur on Friday, December 22, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in front of the Menara See Hoy Chan building, near the U.S. Embassy front gate.

This demonstration does not have a fixed end time.  U.S. citizens should monitor local media for updates.

There is no indication at this time that this demonstration will become violent, but the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the nature of protests can change quickly and with little warning.  Please remember that it is illegal for non-Malaysians to participate in demonstrations in Malaysia.

U.S. citizens are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler EnrollmentProgram (STEP) to receive security alerts.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area in front of the U.S. Embassy beginning at 12:00 PM for the duration of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.