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“He speaks better than some MPs” M’sians Impressed By US Ambassador’s Fluency in BM

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Source: Tempo.co & U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

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This guy speaks better Bahasa than some Malaysians! 

In a recent video by the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters was seen speaking about additional Covid-19 assistance provided to Malaysia. However, what surprised Malaysians the most was how the ambassador did his entire speech in perfect Bahasa Malaysia!

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The video has amassed 397,000 views, over  18,000 likes and 1,300 comments since it was posted on 15 June.  Malaysian netizens had nothing but high praise for the ambassador and his professional delivery of the message in our national language.

One user praised the ambassador for his fluency, adding that some Malaysians don’t know how to speak Bahasa although having been raised in Malaysia.

While another user commented, “Thank you. Your ambassador is amazing. Has great command in Bahasa.”

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“Thanks, America, it’s such a proud feeling to hear Bahasa being spoken by Mr Brian, it’s so fluent and nice to hear,” said another netizen.

One Facebook user even pointed out how the ambassador’s BM was better than some Member of Parliaments (MPs). “He speaks better BM than some MPs who have to speak in Parliament…”

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Watch the full video here.

The ambassador explained the details of the recent aid given by the embassy delivered to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) in Putrajaya including information technology (ICT) equipment that NADMA will be used to manage Covid-19 response operations in Malaysia.

According to the ambassador, the donation also includes personal protective equipment (PPE) like facemasks, hand sanitisers and thermometers for frontline workers.

McFeeters was previously the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia before becoming the ambassador in Malaysia.

 

 

Also read: SPM & STPM 2021 Candidates Scheduled To Receive Pfizer Vaccine In July

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