As we toy with the possibility of having President Barack Obama in Malaysia, it is good to remember President Lyndon Johnson.
I am delighted to be here in Malaysia. I feel that I know you because Malaysia, like the United States, is a federation of States which were once colonies of Great Britain–and because Malaysia is, like the United States, a nation of many diverse peoples, different religions, and different cultures. Here, as in America, you are working to reduce racial tensions so that all men may live in peace with one another.
Malaysia, like the United States, has been making great social and economic progress, based on the concept of personal initiative. That concept–that a man should be free to make the best of his life as he sees fit–is one that the people of America cherish. [Remarks upon Arriving at Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lyndon B. Johnson. October 30 1966. Archived by The American Presidency Project. Accessed on June 29 2009]
He is the first and remains the only US President to ever visited Malaysia.