On 5 January 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: ” A demonstration is scheduled to occur on Sunday, January 7, 2024, beginning at 11:00 a.m., near the U.S. Embassy front gate, in front of the Icon and Menara See Hoy Chan buildings. This demonstration does not have a fixed end time. U.S. citizens should monitor local media for updates. There is no indication at this time that this demonstration will become violent, but the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the nature of protests can change quickly and with little warning. Please remember that it is illegal for non-Malaysians to participate in demonstrations in Malaysia.”