History History


The diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Republic of Austria was established on 6 August 1962.  The year 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Austria relations, which has witnessed tremendous progress in all areas of cooperation, including exchanges of high level visits.  The six-decade of partnership has been mutually beneficial to both countries.   

Initially, the Embassy of Malaysia in Belgrade was concurrently assigned to Austria from 1962 until 1972.  The Embassy of Malaysia in Vienna was established in 1974. Following the formation of several United Nations (UN) agencies headquarters in Vienna in the second half of the 1970s, the Embassy assumed a multilateral role and responsibility as the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the UN and international organisations in Vienna, namely:

  1. UN Office at Vienna (UNOV)
  2. UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  3. UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  4. UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
  5. UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  6. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  7. Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO)
  8. International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)


The Embassy has been concurrently assigned to the Slovak Republic following the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1993. The year 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of Malaysia-Slovakia relations, which has undergone steady progress in key areas of cooperation over the past almost three decades.  In an effort to bring its bilateral relations with Slovakia to a higher level, Malaysia has appointed Mr. Igor Junas, Chairman and Managing Director of Kerametal as its Honorary Consul in Bratislava in April 2006, whose contact details are as follows:

Address: Honorary Consulate of Malaysia, c/o Jasikova 2, 826 05, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Phone (office): +4212 482 91 491

Phone (mobile): +42 903 705349

E-mail: ijunas@kerametal.sk


The Embassy and Permanent Mission is headed by Ambassador and Permanent Representative, His Excellency Mr. Ikram bin Mohammad Ibrahim (since September 2021), with seven home-based staff and nine locally recruited staff (vacant: three posts).  The list of former Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives are as follows:

  1. H.E. Ambassador Datin Paduka P.G. Lim (October 1973 – February 1977) (non-resident: Belgrade)
  2. H.E. Ambassador Khor Eng Hee (March 1977 – June 1981) (non-resident: Belgrade)
  3. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Ismail bin Ambia (July 1981 – September 1982)
  4. H.E. Ambassador Ajit Singh (October 1982 – July 1985)
  5. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Mon Jamaluddin (September 1985 – July 1988)
  6. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Abdul Halim bin Ali (September 1988 – June 1991)
  7. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Tan Koon San (July 1991 – January 1996)
  8. H.E. Ambassador Datin Paduka Melanie Leong Sook Lei (July 1996 – July 2000)
  9. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Hussein Haniff (September 2000 – January 2005)
  10. H.E. Ambassador Datuk Dr. Rajmah Hussain (March 2005 – July 2006)
  11. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Mohd Arshad bin Manzoor Hussain (September 2006 – March 2010)
  12. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob (June 2010 – September 2013)
  13. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Selwyn Vijayarajan Das (October 2013 – May 2015)
  14. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Adnan Othman (June 2015 – January 2018)
  15. H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Ganeson Sivagurunathan (February 2018 – July 2021)