Former Umno strongman Nazri among 10 appointed new envoys

Bold new direction: Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah posing for photos with the newly appointed envoys after the ceremony at Istana Negara. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has been appointed Malaysia’s ambassador to the United States, Wisma Putra has announced.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the King had presented Nazri and nine other new heads of diplomatic missions their letters of credence during a ceremony at Istana Negara yesterday.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah presented the letter of appointment to Nazri and to nine other new Malaysian heads of missions, Bernama reported.

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also graced the event.

Among the nine other newly- appointed heads of missions were Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Syed Md Hasrin Tengku Hussin @ Syed Hussin and Malaysian ambassador to the Philippines Datuk Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino Anthony.

Also receiving letters of appointment were Malaysian ambassador to the Holy See Hendy Assan, Malaysian ambassador to Sweden Hafizah Abdullah, Malaysian ambassador to Brazil Gloria Corina Peter Tiwet and High Commissioner to Kenya Ruzaimi Mohamad.

Others were Malaysian ambassador to the Czech Republic Suzilah Mohd Sidek, Malaysian ambassador to Timor-Leste Amarjit Singh Sarjit Singh and Malaysian ambassador to Kuwait ‘Alauddin Mohd Nor.

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Mohamad Alamin also attended the event.

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