US Ambassador Misses Malaysia (and Nasi Lemak)

US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir shares what she’s been up to back at home in Connecticut since late February. The United States is dealing not only with the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic disruption but also the widespread and ongoing protests over racial injustice.

“When Malaysia imposed the MCO, our private sector, our American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, and Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia all worked together to get approvals because some of these companies needed to continue their operations, as they are part of the critical response in terms of public health. The United States, working with Malaysia, did a series of air-bridge flights where they brought 500 million gloves to the United States. And Malaysia is continuing to produce. Malaysia played a critical part in helping the United States respond to the coronavirus (pandemic). There was an expression of appreciation from our President through the Prime Minister to Malaysians for the important role Malaysia plays in the global supply chain.”

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