Uncertainty over Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia settled with appointment of career diplomat Syed Hasrin

KUALA LUMPUR: Career diplomat Datuk Syed Md Hasrin Tengku Hussin @ Syed Hussin has been appointed as Malaysia’s ambassador to Indonesia, ending uncertainty over who would fill the vacant post.

Previously, controversial Umno politician Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman had been touted to be appointed but Putrajaya eventually decided to withdraw his nomination last year.

The former Pasir Salak member of parliament had, in July last year, announced that he was set to be appointed as Malaysia’s envoy to Indonesia.

However, after Putrajaya withdrew his name, Tajuddin said he did not know why this had happened.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement today announced that Syed Hasrin, who is a former envoy to the United Arab Emirates (2017-2019), consul-general in Dubai and also based in various Malaysian diplomat missions, including in Jakarta and New York, had been given his letter of appointment by the King today.

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