KOTA KINABALU: Young individuals ought to journey out of their house nation to expertise new cultures and broaden their data, mentioned US ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir.
Lakhdhir mentioned youth have been the long run leaders of their nations and on this ever-changing world, they might not afford to simply keep of their properties and anticipate returns.
“Travel in case you have the chance. Get in another country and simply go to locations, expertise new cultures, get new data,” she mentioned when officiating the American Corner Sabah on the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) library right here on Wednesday.
She mentioned those that ventured in another country to find out about different cultures and get new expertise would convey again helpful classes not just for themselves, however society.
Meanwhile, talking on the comfortable launch of the American Corner, Lakhdhir mentioned she hopes to see extra interplay between Malaysian and American college students and professionals in future.
She mentioned Malaysia and the US Government have been working carefully in numerous facets together with the navy, enterprise, and social financial system.
“The setting up of the American Corner is another step further towards fostering relations between the United States and Malaysia,” she mentioned.
Lakhdhir later delivered a chat on US-Malaysia bilateral relations to UMS college students.
She shared tales about her experiences earlier than turning into an envoy and the way she ended up as one.
Lakhdhir mentioned she had hassle studying when she was a baby and that studying and libraries helped her overcome her difficulties.
She additionally allowed college students to ask questions in the course of the one-hour speak.
UMS Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah, in his welcoming speech, thanked the US Embassy for permitting the united stateslibrary to be the primary in Sabah to signal the memorandum of understanding that allowed the institution of the American Corner.
“This helps the united statescommunity to realize data and knowledge on American society and lifestyle, tradition and values,” he mentioned in his speech, delivered by Food Science and Nutrition school dean Prof Dr Sharifudin Md Shaarani.
The American Corner affords guests entry to a variety of multimedia data.
They can flick through a set of US periodicals from National Geographic to O, The Oprah Magazine, borrow the most recent New York Times bestsellers, view DVDs and have hands-on expertise with numerous devices.
The new American Corner joins a community of 9 others presently in operation in six states – Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Johor and Sarawak – and Kuala Lumpur.
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