America’s 241st Anniversary of Independence

Sharing in the celebration of America’s 241st anniversary of independence, nearly 800 guests from throughout Malaysia packed the ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, July 5.  Highlights of the Embassy’s annual “Fourth of July” Reception included welcoming remarks by Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the evening’s guest of honor, the Honorable Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sarawak

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sarawak on April 20-23, 2017. She visited the secondary school SMK Semerah Padi to meet with students, teachers, and American Fulbright English Assistant Jay Sullivan. She traveled to the Semenggoh Wildlife Center and the Sarawak Biodiversity Center to discuss environmental conservation. She met with library staff of ...
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U.S. Embassy Co-Hosts Wildlife Conference April 10-12

The U.S. government funded a “Multilateral Workshop to Combat Wildlife Trafficking” in Kuala Lumpur on April 10-12, 2017, bringing together investigators and prosecutors with experience in handling wildlife trafficking and related environmental cases from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The workshop aimed to strengthen enforcement against wildlife trafficking, reduce demand for Illegally traded wildlife, ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sabah

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sabah on April 1-5, 2017. She visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center , Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center , Rainforest Discovery Center and Danau Girang Field Centre in Sandakan. In Kota Kinabalu, she met Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman, and Minister of Tourism and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun. Her trip reiterated the close relationships with the Sabah State government ...
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Ambassador Travels to Langkawi for LIMA 2017

Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir visited the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition on March 20-22, 2017. While in Langkawi she met with a number of U.S. companies that had booths at the U.S. Pavilion, including Boeing , Lockheed Martin , MD Helicopters , Honeywell Aerospace , General Atomics Aeronautical Systems , L3 Wescam , and FLIR Systems . Ambassador Lakhdhir also toured U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft that were on display. The U.S. Navy brought five aircraft, including ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Penang

Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir made her first official visit to Penang on March 6-8, 2017. The trip was an opportunity to engage with U.S. companies, meet with government and civil society, and also enjoy Penang’s vibrant culture. Ambassador Lakhdhir visited several U.S. companies, including Intel, which has been in Penang for 45 years and employs ...
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EducationUSA University Fair 2017

EducationUSA Malaysia hosted two US education fairs in Penang and Kuala Lumpur on February 18 and 19. These were by far the largest US education fairs hosted by EducationUSA Malaysia, with 53 US universities in attendance in Kuala Lumpur and 32 universities represented at the Penang fair. Over 1,200 fair participants in Penang and Kuala ...
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Ambassador-Designate Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir Visits Cultural Sites in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian staff from the U.S. Embassy brought Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir to several important cultural sites in Kuala Lumpur during her first week in the country.  The sites included Merdeka Square, Masjid Wilayah, Guan Di Temple, and Batu Caves.
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Malaysia

Selamat datang! A group of 98 American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants has arrived in Malaysia! They have completed their orientation in Kuala Lumpur and will be in Malaysia for 10 months teaching in public high schools (SMK) in Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah, Kelantan, and Perlis. Check out these photos of their adventures so far ...
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