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Embassy of Malaysia, Dili, Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
 
 
The History of the Embassy of Malaysia in Dili, Timor-Leste

 

Malaysia has been in Timor-Leste even before the country gained Independence. The Liaison Office of Malaysia in Dili, Timor-Leste was established on 13 April 2001 pursuant to the Malaysian Cabinet decision of 4 October 2000. The Liaison Office operated at Room 354 onboard the Central Maritime Hotel near Dili port with Mr Mohamad Rameez Yahya as Head of the Malaysian Liaison Office. He ended his tour of duty to Timor-Leste on 13 February 2004.
 

The Liaison Office of Malaysia operated onboard the Central Maritime Hotel near Dili port from 13 April 2001 – 7 October 2001

 

On 8 October 2001, the Malaysian Liaison Office operated at a new location situated in the heart of Dili at Avenida Almirante Americo Thomas, Mandarin. Malaysia became the first ASEAN country to establish an embassy in Dili when the Liaison Office was upgraded to a full-fledge embassy on the eve of Timor-Leste’s Independence Day on 20 May 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Liaison Office of Malaysia operated at a new premise in Mandarin on 8 October 2001 which was later
upgraded to a full fledge embassy on 20 May 2002.

 


H.E Abdullah Faiz Zain became Malaysia’s first ambassador to Timor-Leste when he presented his credential to H.E President Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao at the Palace of Ashes in Dili on 18 September 2003. Ambassador Faiz ended his tour of duty to Timor-Leste on 30 November 2005. During his time, the embassy moved for the second time to a new premise at the beach front on 1 June 2005 at Jalan Pantai Kelapa.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
The Malaysian embassy moved for the second time to a new beach front 1752 sq meter premise at Pantai Kelapa Road on 1 June 2005.
 
 

On 9 February 2009, H.E Nazarudin bin Salleh arrived in Dili to begin his duty as the new Malaysian Ambassador in Timor Leste. Ambassador Nazarudin later presented his credential to President Jose Ramos Horta at the President's office on 11 Mac 2009.