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APPOINTMENT OF NEW HEADS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSION OF MALAYSIA

 

APPOINTMENT OF NEW HEADS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSION OF MALAYSIA

 

His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah had presented the Letters of Credence to 11 new Heads of Diplomatic Mission of Malaysia during a ceremony held at Istana Negara today. The ceremony was also attended by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Sri Amran Mohamed Zin. The newly appointed Heads of Mission are:

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Fadil bin Shamsuddin

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the United Arab Emirates

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Fadil is a Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) graduate and joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1995. Prior to this appointment, he had assumed the role of Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja at Istana Negara since 2019.

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Fadil’s past appointments include as the Ambassador of Malaysia to the State of Qatar (2017-2019), Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Poland (2016- 2017), and Consul General of Malaysia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He also served at other Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in Canberra, Australia; Havana, Cuba; and Santiago, Chile.

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Fadil also previously served as Special Officer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and assumed roles at the Department of Multilateral Affairs including OIC Division, in various capacities.

Dato’ Tan Yang Thai

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Dato’ Tan holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Waseda University, Japan and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995. Prior to this appointment, he served as the High Commissioner of Malaysia to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka since 2018.

He also served as Consul General of Malaysia in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China and other Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in Moscow, the Russian Federation; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Among the tasks assigned to him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously were as Undersecretary of South and Central Asia Division and Undersecretary of CLMV and Oceania Division, as well as, the roles at East Asia Division, Development Division, and Southeast Asia Division.

Dr. Adina binti Kamarudin

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Federal Republic of Germany

Dr. Adina holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Law) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Administrative and Diplomatic officer in 1997. Prior to the first ambassadorial appointment, she was the Director General of the Department of Maritime Affairs since 2018.

As a diplomat, she previously served as Consul General of Malaysia in Frankfurt, Germany, and Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Dublin, Ireland. In addition, her contribution at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs included the roles at Inspectorate Division, Economic Division and Consular Division.

Dr. Adina is also an Adjunct Professor for Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and the Visiting Research Fellow at Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT).

Ambassador Mohammad Azhar bin Mazlan

High Commissioner-designate of Malaysia to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Ambassador Mohammad Azhar graduated from Southwest Texas State University, the United States of America (USA) before joining the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1994. Prior to this appointment, he was the Undersecretary of South and Central Asia Division since 2019.

His first ambassadorial appointment was as the Ambassador of Malaysia to Mexico (2015-2018) following his tenure as Consul General of Malaysia in Davao City, the Philippines. He also served at Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in Rome, Italy; and Suva, Fiji.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Director at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Deputy Director General at Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), Deputy Director General at the Department of Policy and Strategic Planning, as well as, roles at West Asia and North Africa Division, and Africa and South Sahara Division.

Ambassador Mohamad Nasri bin Abdul Rahman

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Ambassador Mohamad Nasri holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and joined the civil service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1996. Before this appointment, he was the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Papua New Guinea since 2018. He also served as the Consul General of Malaysia in Kunming, People’s Republic of China and other Malaysia’s Diplomatic Missions in Pekanbaru, Republic of Indonesia; and Amman, Jordan.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he used to serve as Director and Deputy Director at IDFR, and assumed several roles at the Department of Protocol and Consular, Finance and Account Division, and Administration and Security Division.

Ambassador Ilham Tuah bin Illias

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of Uzbekistan

Following the completion of his studies at Hawaii Pacific University, USA, Ambassador Ilham Tuah began his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1998. Prior to this latest appointment, he was the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Fiji since 2018. He also served at other Malaysia’s diplomatic missions including in Pyongyang, Democratic Republic of Korea; Pretoria, South Africa; and Ottawa, Canada.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Undersecretary of Human Resource Management Division and Deputy Chief of Protocol, following stints at Africa and South Sahara Division, ASEAN Division, as well as, Regional Cooperation Division.

Ms. Mazita binti Marzuki

High Commissioner-designate of Malaysia to New Zealand

Ms. Mazita holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University, USA, and she joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 2001. Before this appointment, she served as Consul General at the Consulate General of Malaysia in Melbourne, Australia since 2019.

Her previous overseas assignment was as Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she served as Deputy Director General at Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) and assumed responsibilities at OIC and Regional Cooperation Division.

Mr. Edi Irwan bin Mahmud

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Mr. Edi Irwan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and began his service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 2001. Prior to his first ambassadorial appointment, he was the Deputy Chief of Protocol since 2019.

He also served at other Malaysia’s diplomatic missions as Consul General of Malaysia in Perth, Australia, as well as, other overseas assignments in Suva, Fiji; Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam; and Sana’a, Yemen.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as the Deputy Director General at the Department of Policy Planning and Coordination, and held roles at the Department of Information and Public Diplomacy, Africa and South Sahara Division, East Asia Division and Protocol Division.

Mr. Zainal Izran bin Zahari

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of Senegal

Mr. Zainal Izran began his career as Administrative and Diplomatic officer in 2002, after graduating from Universiti Malaya (UM). Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Senegal, he served as Minister at the Embassy of Malaysia in Vienna, Austria since 2019. He also served at other Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as the Undersecretary of South and Central Asia Division, and roles at CLMV and Oceania Division, Middle East and West Asia Division, as well as, Policy Planning Division.

Mr. Mohd Adli bin Abdullah

Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Mr. Mohd Adli began his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 2002. Most recently, he was the Undersecretary of Consular Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2018. His two prior assignments abroad were as Consul General of Malaysia in Vancouver, Canada, and Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Manila, the Philippines.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was previously assigned to Administration and Security Division, Multilateral Political Division, Europe and Central Asia Division, and OIC Division.

Mr. Badli Hisham bin Adam

High Commissioner-designate of Malaysia to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Following the completion of his studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Mr. Badli Hisham joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1996. Prior to this latest appointment, he served as Minister at the Embassy of Malaysia in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan since 2019.

He served as a staff member of the International Monitoring Team in Mindanao, the Philippines, as well as, other overseas assignments in Ankara, Türkiye; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Badli Hisham served at the Department of Policy and Strategic Planning, Europe Division, Administration and Security Division, Protocol Division, West Asia Division and East Europe Division.

 

PUTRAJAYA

2 December 2022