Planned Protest on Friday, December 28, 2012 near FELDA Global Ventures Holdings in Kuala Lumpur
Media reports indicate a possible protest in the vicinity of Federal Land Authority (FELDA) Global Ventures Holdings headquarters near Jalan Semarak in Kuala Lumpur.
The protest may occur in front of the headquarters during the afternoon of Friday, December 28, 2012. During such protests, vehicular and foot traffic in the surrounding area which includes Jalan Tun Razak and the E12 highway may be disrupted. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area noted above during those times.
In the event of an emergency, U.S. citizens may call (03) 2168-5000 at any time.
The U.S. Embassy is not aware of specific threats to U.S. citizens in Malaysia at this time. As a general precaution, the U.S. Embassy advises you to exercise caution and to be aware of your surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence with little or no warning. You should avoid areas that may be targeted for demonstrations and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations or large gatherings. You should monitor local media to keep updated with the latest information about demonstrations and areas to avoid.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (03) 2168-5000 or visit the U.S. Citizens Service website at http://malaysia.usembassy.gov/. We will post the most updated information on the website.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Malaysia enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at http://www.travel.state.gov/. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the embassy or nearest consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Malaysia. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad.”
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