World over, the Alliance Française is a non-partisan non-profit making association with local rights, governed by a Committee of local voluntary personalities elected by members of the association. The Committee of Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur is made up of twelve members elected for two years during an Annual General Meeting, and two members appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy and the Director. The Committee elects through secret ballots a bureau made up of a President, two Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer. The Committee meets at least six times a year to decide on the guidelines concerning the running of the Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur.
Alliance Française has a foothold in Malaysia since 1961. The Alliance is visible in Kuala Lumpur and Penang: Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur and Alliance Française de Penang.
In Kuala Lumpur, AFKL operates from 4 centres: Lorong Gurney (main centre), Bangsar, Lake Side Campus of Taylor's University and Help Cat.
The Alliance Française is not only a unique language centre whose reputation is firmly established but also an exceptional social and cultural environment, with multiple events throughout the year.