Malaysia RPCV Directory

The Directory includes the names of approximately 3,300 PCVs who served in Malaysia from 1961 to 1983.The list is organized alphabetically by "start year"--the year PCVs entered the Peace Corps. For those interested, here is a 6-page memo that explains the origins of the FoM project to create a RPCV Directory and why it is still a work in progress. The core of the Directory was a Peace Corps list that probably originated from 1960s and 1970s personnel records, which were typed and retyped in more than a hundred training programs and field offices in Malaysia. We have found many omissions, duplicates, and incorrect years of service, and there are certainly many more that remain. 

The Peace Corps list only contained names, start year, and end year. From many other sources, including Friends of Malaysia and National Peace Corps Assocation membership records, published (1992, 2006, and 2016) NPCA Directories,, social media, and some Training Group picture books, we have added available information on training group numbers, whether deceased, and contact details (not included on the FoM website). None of these additional sources are comprehensive, up to date, or always accurate. The Directory will be updated from time to time with additional information and corrections of errors. Friends of Malaysia welcomes updates and corrections of information the Directory.

In the next year or so, Friends of Malaysia plans to conduct a survey of Malaysia RPCVs about their service and the impact of the Peace Corps on their lives. The contact information in the Directory will only be shared with Malaysia RPCVs and their friends and family.