Friends of Malaysia is an association of returned Peace Corps Volunteers and others who have an interest in Malaysia.

Officers and Board Members




VP of Programs:   

Thaine H. Allison, Jr.



Paul Murphy



Paul Murphy



Ruth Zwirner



Nancy Gallant

Board Members:    

Rod Zwirner   

Lynn Juhl    

Michael H. Anderson 

Karen McClay Flolid 

Marjorie Harrison   

Bob Cricenti

Michael Saba

Catherine Paul

Charles Silver



Donated $840 to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society for relief of the flooding on the East Coast of Malaysia. 
* A thank you letter from the US Ambassador to Malaysia is included under our donation button which is found by clicking `More' at the top of this page.


Worked with a 4th grade teacher in New Hampshire who has a new student from Malaysia to acquire books for him to read in Malaysian as he integrates in to an English medium environment.


Contributed to the Malaysia Run for the Cure Breast Cancer Prevention Fund.


Assisted the Borneo Project to create hydroelectric power for rural villages.


Contributed to the Hemodialysis Association of Klang.


Assisted in training health professionals by providing $US 300 scholarships.


Provided training equipment for breast cancer awareness projects in Sabah and Sarawak.


Contributed to the Malaysia Cancer Society.


Contributed to World Wide Schools.


Fostered a Reading Program for International Children’s Book Day featuring Malaysian Children’s Favorite Stories


*For additional details, read drop down section on Contributions


Go to On Line Membership Application to complete your membership and save the stamps.  Or print out this page, fill out the form and mail it to Paul Murphy, Treasurer Friends of Malaysia 


Name/Maiden Name (if applicable)_____________________________________________________________________________



State ________________     Zip_____________



Peace Corps Service

Country ______________________________


Year ________________________

Make checks payable to:   Friends of Malaysia

Dues  FOM   $15      

Mail to:  Paul Murphy, 510 Little John Hill, Sherwood Forest, MD 21405


You can use the Buy Now button to pay dues.  To make a donation to Friends of Malaysia use the Donate button.  Be sure and send us an email to Paul Murphy (pmurphy_856@msn.com) and tell us dues or what the donation is for, how much and who you are.  Thank you for your support.

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About Us

Welcome to the Home Page of the Friends of Malaysia.   We are the association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in Malaysia and we are an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association. 


Our objectives include the following:

  • Promote a better understanding of Malaysia and its people among Americans

  • Improve education in Malaysia

  • Support the Malaysian people in protecting their environment

  • Support the Peace Corps Agency in its work around the world

  • Donate funds to charities in Malaysia


We publish a quarterly newsletter, Apa Khabar, which is available to our members via email and can be printed by readers. 



Sources of Malaysian  News:


1. Malaysiakini 


2. Malaysian Insider 


3. MalayMail  


4. The Star 


5. The Rakyat Post 


6. New Straits Times 


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