PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin received courtesy calls from five Malaysian ambassadors-designate at his office at Bangunan Perdana Putra here.
They are Datuk Syed Sultan Mohd Idris who will be serving in Ireland, Datuk Mohd Ashri Muda (Argentina), T.Bala Chandran (Lebanon), Datuk Nor’aini Abd Hamid (Uzbekistan) and Umardin Abdul Mutalib (Oman).
Before the new appointment, Syed Sultan, 57, has served as Secretary of the American Division of the Foreign Ministry, Mohd Ashri, 53, used to be the Malaysian Ambassador to Sudan and Bala Chandran, 48, used to be Minister/Deputy Head of Mission at the Malaysian Embassy in China.
Nor’aini, 53, has served as the Secretary of the Inspectorate Division of the Foreign Ministry while Umardin, 58, has served as the Malaysian Deputy High Commissioner in Ottawa, Canada prior to the appointment.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mua’dzam Shah had consented to present the instruments of appointment last month. — Bernama