The political section advises and supports the Ambassador in maintaining bilateral relations between the United States and Malaysia. Political officers work with Malaysian counterparts in government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), political parties, media, academia, and other fields, to enhance cooperation in areas that benefit both countries. In these contacts, the section is responsible for conveying the official views of the United States government.
The political section also reports to Washington on key political developments in Malaysia, and drafts several mandatory Congressional reports each year on issues such as human rights and religious freedom. For more information on topics of specific interest, please browse the links below.
The political section includes a Counselor for Political Affairs, several political officers, and two Malaysian political specialists.