Former Bayan Baru rep named Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia

Zahrain Mohamed Hashim.

Zahrain Mohamed Hashim.

PUTRAJAYA: Former Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim has been named as the next Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Zahrain's appointment would be made official soon.

"We have decided on appointing him and now in the process of informing the Indonesian government," he said at the Foreign Ministry's Hari Raya open house here on Thursday.

Anifah said the former PKR MP was selected as the Government found him suitable for the task.

Zahrain won the seat on a PKR ticket in 2008 but quit the party to become an independent MP in 2010.

He rejoined Umno in December last year.