Saturday, August 24

Seven foreign envoys present credentials to Tuanku Mizan


KUALA LUMPUR: Seven foreign envoys to Malaysia presented their credentials to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at the Istana Negara, here.

They were ambassadors Adam Jelonek of Poland, Maher Lukasha of Jordan, Babacar Diop of Senegal, Dr Rolf Lenz of Switzerland, Abubaker Almabrouk Al Mansouri
of Libya, Marc Mullie of Belgium and Brunei high commissioner, Datuk Paduka Ishaq Abdullah.

Jelonek, 42, held the post of Visiting Professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in 2000 and has written 10 books on politics and sociology,
of which two were specifically on Malaysia.

With a doctorate in humanities from the University of Warsaw in Poland, Jelonek is also a renowned political writer and has written 28 working papers on South-East Asia’s political situation.

Lukasha, 54, succeeds Hassan Mahmoud Al Jawarneh and was a former diplomatic officer with Jordan’s Foreign Ministry.

Diop, 58, has extensive experience as a cival servant in Senegal through his 35 years as a diplomatic officer.

Dr Rolf, 61, has served as the Ambassador of Switzerland to Bosnia Herzegovina in 2006.

Abubaker Almabrouk, 51, had been Vice-Chancellor at the El-Gubbia University in Libya and holds a doctorate from the Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.

He also has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Mullie, 52, was previously the Consul General of Belgium in Shanghai, China from 2003 to 2006.

Meanwhile, 59-year-old Ishaq served as the ambassador of Brunei to Iran from 2001 to 2003.

He has a Masters in Islamic Law from the Al-Azhar University and had also been appointed as Brunei envoy to Iran, Egypt and Malaysia. — Bernama