WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY - United States (US) Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir officiated at the launch of the American Corner Sabah at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) library today.
According to Kamala, with the new opening, the people of Sabah would have additional opportunities to join programmes, and participate in dialogues, focused on topics of mutual interest, such as environmental conservation, science and technology, education, and culture.
“The American Corner is one example of the US Embassy’s investment in the people of Sabah.
“The Embassy will work together with UMS to offer engaging and informative programmes at the American Corner,” she said in her speech.
She added, the Embassy intends to send US Government officials, Foreign Service Officers, and other American citizens to the American Corner Sabah.
“The Embassy also plans to work together with UMS to offer programmes at the Corner led by talented Sabahans to offer hands-on experience with the latest technology and to share information about environmental conservation, entrepreneurship, higher education, civil society, and other important topics,” Kamala said.
Following the launch of the American Corner, Ambassador Lakhdhir delivered a talk on “US - Malaysia Bilateral Relations” to undergraduate students and faculty at the university.
Also present were the Dean of the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition who represented UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah; and UMS Head of Librarian, Dg. Rukiah Ag. Amit.
The new American Corner joins a network of nine American Corners currently operating in eight states; Perak, Penang (Seberang Jaya and George Town), Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor, and Sarawak.