Nazri named US ambassador in U-turn on policy against politicians in diplomatic roles

Former Padang Rengas MP Nazri Aziz has been named the new Malaysian ambassador to the US, becoming the only politician out of several newly appointed heads of diplomatic missions abroad announced by Wisma Putra today.

(MalaysiaNow) – Nazri, who did not contest the last general election, had been considered for an ambassador’s post for the last two years, although talk that he would be sent to a European capital did not materialise.

The decision to give Nazri the post is seen as a reversal of the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s pledge to appoint only diplomats to represent the country’s foreign missions abroad.

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