MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA
H.E. Dato Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad, Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the Republic of Palau, with residence in Manila, Republic of the Philippines presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Johnson Toribiong on Thursday, 23 June 2011 in Koror, Palau. The Ambassador arrived in Palau on 22 June 2011 and will depart for the Philippines on 24 June 2011.
During the ceremony, the Ambassador was accompanied by his spouse, Datin Seri Dato’ Zainab Abdul Kader; Mr. Zakaria Nasir, Minister/Deputy Head of Mission; Col. Mohd. Zahar Hashim, Defence Attaché; and Mr. Sukairi Samsudin, First Secretary. The ceremony was also attended by senior government officials from the Presidential Office and the Ministry of State of Palau.
In his speech during the Presentation of Credentials, the Ambassador conveyed the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s warmest felicitations and best wishes towards the President’s good health, happiness and continued progress of the people of Palau. The Ambassador noted that diplomatic relations between both counties were established on 5 October 2009; and that Malaysia hopes to see bilateral relations with Palau continue to expand for the benefit of both countries.
H.E. Dato Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad is also the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of the Philippines. In the past, the Ambassador has held various positions in the Government of Malaysia, private sector, sports and academia. Amongst these positions are as the President/CEO of the University of Kuala Lumpur (2002-05); Deputy Transport Minister (1999); Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (1995-99); Deputy Chief Minister of the State of Penang (1990-95); Member of Parliament for Tasek Gelugor, Penang (1995-99); United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Supreme Council Member (1990-2000); Secretary General, Football Association of Malaysia (2005-07); and Vice-President, Olympic Council of Malaysia (2007-09).
H.E. Ambassador Dato Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad was born in 1946 and is married with five children. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1969 and holds a Ph.D (1979) and two M.A.s (1974 and 1979) from the University of Wisconsin, USA.
Embassy of Malaysia
Republic of the Philippines
23 June 2011