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Former IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar Malaysia’s New Ambassador To France


KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13- Former inspector-general of police (IGP), Tan Sri Ismail Omar has been named as Malaysia’s new ambassador to France.

Ismail will be among the country’s six new envoys who will receive their credentials from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah at Istana Negara tomorrow.

c9a74589709dbb1f577a8098addf6a36_XLWisma Putra in a statement Thursday said Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia Datuk Salman Ahmad had been named as the new ambassador to Germany.


Datuk Rohana Ramli will be the new ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Datuk Awang Sahak Awang Salleh the High Commissioner to Brunei, Raszlan Abdul Rashid the ambassador to Cambodia and Jilid Kuminding@Zainuddin the High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.

Ismail who holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the International Islamic University Malaysia, joined the Royal Malaysian Police in 1971 and was appointed as IGP in September 2010. He retired from the force on May 17, this year.

Salman joined the Foreign Ministry in 1979 and had served at Malaysia’s General Consulate in Davao City, Philippines (1995-1998), Malaysian High Commission in Brunei (2001-2003) and was ambassador to the Czech Republic (2005-2009). He had also served in India, Japan and Thailand.

Rohana who has served the government since 1984, was the Foreign Ministry’s deputy secretary-general (Management Services).

She was ambassador to Argentina (2005-2008) and had also served with Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in various other countries including at the office of Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

Awang Sahak who has a degree in Applied Science from Wageningen University, the Netherlands was a special officer to Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and had served as Sabah Veterinary Services and Livestock Industry director from 2003 until 2010.

Raszlan who was previously Deputy High Commissioner to India, had joined the the Foreign Ministry in 1987.

He had served in Pristina, Kosovo (2002-2005), Songkhla, Thailand (2005-2008), as well as in Indonesia and Venezuela.

Jilid, Malaysia’s consul general in Hong Kong, had served the ministry since 1989. He had also held other important posts including senior private secretary to then minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (2004-2008), senior private secretary to then deputy foreign minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri (2008-2010) and as secretary of the Africa and Sub Sahara Desk at Wisma Putra.

He had also served with Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in Sweden and Namibia.