Sunday, October 17

Dompok listed as Malaysia’s future envoy to Vatican City

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KOTA KINABALU: Former Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, has been listed as Malaysia’s future ambassador to Vatican City, Malta and Albania.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said that other than Dompok, Sabah Rural Development Ministry’s former permanent secretary, Datuk Ghulam Jelani Khanizaman was named Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam and Datuk Adeline Leong as Trade Attache to Taiwan.

“Their appointments are in the process. It may probably take a few months. It is a normal process,” he told reporters when asked to comment on the news spread on social media of their appointments.

He said Dompok’s selection for the post was appropriate based on his background and extensive experience.

On the special committee to study the feasibility of Sabah being given 40 per cent of the revenue collected by the federal government from the state, Anifah said members of the committee would be finalised in December.

The committee was agreed to by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak following a meeting with him (Anifah) and some leaders from Sabah in July.

The committee is expected to start functioning in January, next year. — Bernama