M’sians Impressed By US Ambassador’s Speech In Bahasa Melayu!

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters recently spoke about the additional COVID-19 assistance provided to Malaysia, however, what impressed Malaysians is how he did his entire speech in fluent Bahasa Malaysia!

m’sians impressed by us ambassador’s speech in bahasa melayu!Photo via Facebook (U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur)

The two-minute video shared by the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur on Facebook has since garnered over 473,000 views, 21,000 reactions and 1,500 comments! 

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Provides Additional COVID-19 Assistance to Malaysia

On June 8, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur delivered an additional donation of #COVID19 relief assistance to help #Malaysia fight against the pandemic. The supplies were delivered to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) in Putrajaya and included information technology (ICT) equipment that NADMA will use to manage COVID-19 response operations in Malaysia. The donation also included personal protective equipment (PPE) like facemasks, hand sanitizers and thermometers for frontline workers. This COVID-19 assistance was made possible through the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) at the U.S. Embassy by the U.S. Department of Defense, USINDOPACOM Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (ODHACA) office. The delivery marked the second part of a donation provided to Malaysia totaling $250,000.00. 🔗 Earlier in March, Ambassador McFeeters and members of the ODC team visited the health center at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) to witness the delivery of the first part of the PPE donation to the Ministry of Health. https://www.facebook.com/usembassykl/posts/10159013260559847 The U.S. is the largest contributor to the international response to COVID-19. 🔗 Read the press release here: https://my.usembassy.gov/us-embassy-kuala-lumpur-provides-additional-covid-19-assistance-to-malaysia-061521/ Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara, Jabatan Perdana Menteri U.S. Indo-Pacific Command KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA MAEPS Serdang By MARDI Corp. #COVAX #COVID19 *** Pada 8 Jun, Kedutaan A.S. di Kuala Lumpur menyampaikan sumbangan tambahan bantuan COVID-19 untuk membantu Malaysia memerangi pandemik ini. Bekalan dihantar kepada Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA) di Putrajaya. Bantuan ini termasuk peralatan teknologi maklumat (ICT) yang akan digunakan oleh NADMA untuk menguruskan operasi tindak balas COVID-19 di Malaysia. Sumbangan ini juga merangkumi peralatan pelindung diri (PPE) seperti pelitup muka, pembersih tangan dan termometer untuk pekerja barisan hadapan. Bantuan COVID-19 ini dibuat melalui Pejabat Kerjasama Pertahanan (ODC) di Kedutaan A.S. oleh Jabatan Pertahanan A.S., Pejabat Bantuan Kemanusiaan, Bencana, dan Sivik (ODHACA) USINDOPACOM. Penghantaran ini merupakan bahagian kedua sumbangan yang diberikan kepada Malaysia berjumlah $250,000.00. 🔗 Awal bulan Mac, Duta Besar McFeeters dan anggota pasukan ODC mengunjungi pusat kesihatan di Taman Ekspo Pertanian Serdang (MAEPS) untuk menyaksikan penyampaian bahagian pertama sumbangan PPE kepada Kementerian Kesihatan. https://www.facebook.com/usembassykl/posts/10159013260559847 A.S. merupakan penyumbang terbesar kepada tindak balas antarabangsa terhadap COVID-19. 🔗 Baca siaran akhbar di sini: https://my.usembassy.gov/us-embassy-kuala-lumpur-provides-additional-covid-19-assistance-to-malaysia-061521/ *** 6 月 8 日,美国驻吉隆坡大使馆再次捐赠抗疫援助,帮助马来西亚对抗大流行。这些物资已移交给布城的国家天灾管理机构 (NADMA)。获捐赠的物资包括用于应对疫情的信息技术设备及前线人员个人防护设备 (PPE)如口罩、搓手消毒液和体温计。 这项援助是由美国国防部、美国印太司令部海外人道主义、灾难和公民援助 (ODHACA) 办公室通过美国大使馆的国防合作办公室 (ODC) 提供。此次的捐助是总额250,000.00 美元捐款的第二部分。 🔗 3月初,麦菲特大使和ODC成员参观了马来西亚沙登农业博览会(MAEPS)的医疗中心,并把第一部分捐助品移交给卫生部。 https://www.facebook.com/usembassykl/posts/10159013260559847 美国是国际应对疫情的最大捐献者。 🔗 欢迎阅读相关新闻稿: https://my.usembassy.gov/us-embassy-kuala-lumpur-provides-additional-covid-19-assistance-to-malaysia-061521/

Posted by U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur on Monday, June 14, 2021

Netizens praised the ambassador and his fluency in our national language while delivering the message.

One comment read: “Thanks, America, it’s a proud feeling to hear Bahasa being spoken so fluently by Mr. Brian. Very nice to hear,” while another comment said the ambassador has great command in Bahasa. 

After listening to his speech, we were impressed, too! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat