New permanent reps to the UN and Asean receive their letters

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

(From left) Dr Ahmad Faisal, Wisma Putra secretary-general Datuk Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Kamsiah.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad and Kamsiah Kamaruddin have received their letters of appointment as the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to Asean in Jakarta respectively.

Both diplomats received their letters from Foreign Minister Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah on Tuesday (July 16).

Dr Ahmad Faisal started his career as an administrative and diplomatic officer in 1994 and was the director-general (Policy Planning and Coordination) of the Foreign Ministry since last year.

He previously served as assistant secretary (East Europe) from 1995 until 1996 prior to his first posting to Moscow from 1996 to 2000.

He has also served as deputy director-general of the Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat and went on to become Deputy High Commissioner in Singapore from 2009 to 2011, before his appointment as the ambassador to Myanmar in 2011.

He then served as adviser/ director at the International Relations Division of the Prime Minister's Office from 2014 to 2018.

Kamsiah started her career as an administrative and diplomatic officer in 1992.

She was the undersecretary (Americas) since 2018.

She previously served as the ministry’s assistant secretary (Policy Planning), assistant secretary (Information) prior to her first posting as second secretary at the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok from 2001 to 2005.

Kamsiah had also served as principal assistant secretary (South-East Asia and Pacific) from 2005 to 2008, Deputy High Commissioner in Singapore, and deputy director-general of the Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat.

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