I'm an American, but have lived in Malaysia for over four years. I've been using Ubuntu since June 2005, and this is my first Linux distro. I still consider myself very much a beginner and rely heavily on Ubuntu Forums when I get stuck on something. Still, I like Ubuntu and want to be involved as much as I can, so I'm going to work on translating stuff into Malay. My Malay isn't perfect, but it's not bad, so I feel fairly confident I can help with the easier things to translate.
Here is my Translations page on Launchpad. I'm currently working on: