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PRESS RELEASE : APPOINTMENT OF NEW HEADS OF MISSION OF MALAYSIA

 

APPOINTMENT OF NEW HEADS OF MISSION OF MALAYSIA

 

Five new Heads of Mission of Malaysia received their Letters of Credence from His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, in a ceremony held at Istana Negara on Monday, 12 February 2018. The Ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Sri Reezal Merican Naina Merican. The new Heads of Mission are:


Ambassador Mohamad Nizan Bin Mohamad

High Commissioner-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of South Africa

 

Ambassador Mohamad Nizan Mohamad started his service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. He was the Undersecretary of Africa Division prior to his appointment as High Commissioner of Malaysia to the Republic of South Africa.

 

He was previously the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 2015 to 2017, Minister at the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok, Thailand from 2013 to 2015 and Minister at the Embassy of Malaysia in Harare, Zimbabwe from 2010 to 2013.

 

Ambassador Mohamad Nizan had also served as Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Ottawa, Canada from 2003 to 2007 and as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane, Laos from 1996 to 2000.


Ambassador Chitra Devi A/P V. Ramiah

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of Poland

 

Ambassador Chitra Devi V. Ramiah joined the Malaysian Public Service in 1994. She was the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste since 2016 prior to her appointment as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Poland.

 

She was previously the Consul General of Malaysia to Chennai from 2012 to 2016, Undersecretary of Development Division of the Ministry from 2008 to 2012 and Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Budapest, Hungary from 2005 to 2008.

 

Ambassador Chitra had also served as Principal Assistant Secretary of ASEAN Department of the Ministry from 2003 to 2005 and as Assistant Secretary of Organization of the Islamic Conference Division from 2002 to 2003.


Ambassador Mohd Haniff Bin Abd Rahman

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Arab Republic of Egypt

 

Ambassador Mohd Haniff Abd Rahman joined the Malaysian Public Service in 1989. He was the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 2014 prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

He was previously the Consul General of Malaysia to Vancouver, Canada from 2011 to 2014, Undersecretary of the Middle East and North Africa Division of the Ministry from 2009 to 2011 and Liaison Officer at the Liaison Office of Malaysia to Pristina, Kosovo from 2000 to 2002.

 

Ambassador Mohd Haniff had also served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo, Japan from 1997 to 2000 and as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Suva, Fiji from 1993 to 1997.


Mr. Zahairi Bin Baharim

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

Mr. Zahairi Baharim joined the Malaysian Public Service in 1996. He was the Undersecretary of Multilateral Economic and Environment Division of the Ministry since 2016 prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

 

He was previously the Minister Counsellor at the High Commission of Malaysia in Pretoria, South Africa from 2012 to 2016, Principal Assistant Secretary of Multilateral Economic and Environment Division of the Ministry from 2011 to 2012 and First Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Doha, Qatar from 2005 to 2008.

 

Mr. Zahairi had also served as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Kuwait from 2004 to 2005 and as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane, Laos from 2000 to 2004.


Mrs. Gloria Corina Anak Peter Tiwet

High Commissioner-designate of Malaysia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

Mrs. Gloria Corina Anak Peter Tiwet joined the Malaysian Public Service in 1996. She was the Director of Sarawak Regional Office of the Ministry since 2016 prior to her appointment as High Commissioner of Malaysia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She will be the first Sarawakian woman from Dayak ethnic group to become a Malaysian High Commissioner.

 

She was also previously the Director of ASEAN Main Logistics Secretariat of the Ministry from 2015 to 2016, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Stockholm, Sweden from 2011 to 2015 and Deputy Director at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Kuala Lumpur from 2009 to 2011.

 

Mrs. Gloria had also served as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 2003 to 2006 and as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Santiago, Chile from 2002 to 2003.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA
12 FEBRUARY 2018

 


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