Monday, March 31, 2014
APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DATUK DR AWANG ADEK HUSSIN
APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Government of Malaysia has appointed YBhg. Datuk Dr. Awang Adek bin Hussin as the new Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States of America (USA). Datuk Dr. Awang Adek, 59, received his Letter of Appointment from Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah in a ceremony on Monday, 31 March 2014 at Istana Negara.
The former Deputy Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Economics from Drew University, USA. He obtained his Masters of Arts in Economics and Doctorate in Economics from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Datuk Dr. Awang Adek started his career as a lecturer in Economics at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1983. He has held various positions in Bank Negara Malaysia before being promoted to the post of Assistant Governor from 1996 to 2001. After his appointment as the Deputy Minister of Finance from 2006 until 2009, Datuk Dr. Awang Adek was appointed as a Senator from 2012 to 2013.
All the best Awang Adek.