Veteran diplomat Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin appointed new NSC DG

PETALING JAYA: Ambassador to China Datuk Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin has been appointed the new National Security Council (NSC) director-general effective immediately, says Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.

In a press statement congratulating Raja Nushirwan on Tuesday (May 30), Mohd Zuki said he hoped the appointment would help spearhead NSC’s efforts in formulating comprehensive, integrated and effective policy as well as national security management.

“Raja Nushirwan has extensive experience in civil service with a specialisation in international relations and has lived in various countries including the United States, Sweden and Singapore.

“He has served the country since March 21, 1994, when he started his civil career as an administrative and diplomatic officer at the Foreign Ministry,” he said.

Raja Nushirwan, 53, also has a degree in economics from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, according to Mohd Zuki.

Raja Nushirwan, who is also the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in China patron, will be replacing Datuk Rodzi Md Saad in the NSC.

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