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USTR Froman Promotes Trans Pacific Partnership at Think Tank Event

Over 120 civil society members, government officials, and media attended a panel discussion featuring U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman during his recent trip to Kuala Lumpur. USTR Froman and his fellow panelists used the opportunity to address many of the misguided narratives about TPP and to highlight the benefits that TPP would bring Malaysia. The panelists took ...
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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Rocks Four Cities in Malaysia

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal showcased a unique aspect of American culture – rock music – during his recent seven day tour of Malaysia. Thal, a renowned musician, writer and producer, traveled with his distinctive double-neck guitar to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. He taught workshops to young aspiring musicians, held concerts for large crowds, ...
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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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CEO of Wildlife Alliance Educates Malaysians on the Need for Wildlife Protection

Suwanna Gauntlett, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Alliance, spoke at the the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking which was co-chaired by the governments of the United States and Malaysia. The forum was attended by key regional stakeholders, including government officials, non-profits, Interpol, regional policymakers and media. Susanna’s visit to Malaysia brought ...
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