Tajuddin questions fuss over his appointment as ambassador


IPOH: Malaysia’s incoming ambassador to Indonesia, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (pic), is displeased with the spate of questioning over his appointment as a diplomat.

“Why are certain parties riled up with my appointment as an ambassador to Indonesia?” asked the Pasir Salak MP as he argued that there is nothing wrong for politicians to be appointed ambassadors.

“I don’t understand what the dispute about me being appointed as the ambassador to Indonesia is. What are all the personal attacks against me about?

“I am a seasoned politician with vast experience both in politics, business and the world out there,” he said after attending the TAJ International College open house here yesterday.

Tajuddin said there was no merit in questioning his personality and that people were free to pass judgement on him.

He said he was someone who went “straight to the point”.

“So all out there – talking without facts about my appointment and experience – if you all do not know how to make an evaluation, that is not my problem,” he added.

Tajuddin also said that media practitioners should be professional in their analysis, and not blindly write what they hear, especially from netizens.

He added that the media often gave netizens too much leeway to voice their opinions, whether they were based on facts or otherwise.

Tajuddin also said that he would state his vision as an ambassador after getting his official appointment from the King.

“Before leaving for Indonesia, I will reveal my plans. If I do so now, people are going to say that I am trying to act smart,” he said.

Tajuddin will be replacing senior diplomat Zainal Abidin Bakar, who had served as the Malaysian representative to Jakarta since 2018.

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