KUCHING: Sri Aman-born Fenny Nuli has been appointed Ambassador-Designate of Malaysia to Peru.
She received her Letter of Credence from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at a ceremony held at Istana Negara yesterday.
Fenny Nuli said she is excited and can’t wait to start to start her new appointment.
From Rumah Sebangki Panjai, Lubok Antu, Sri Aman, Fenny said she will try her best to make Malaysia and Sarawak proud.
“Initially I had mixed feelings about my appointment. I praise the Lord for making my dream come true. It has been my ambition and dream to be an ambassador,” she told New Sarawak Tribune.
“I am happy and proud at the same time to be the first Iban woman ambassador. I am proud to be Sarawakian and I am thankful to Wisma Putra for giving me this opportunity.
“At the same time, I am sad that my the two men I really loved, my late uncle Datuk Dublin Unting and my late father Nuli Anchair are not around to witness my achievement.”
The appointment is for three years. Fenny will leave for Peru once she has made courtesy calls on federal ministers and Sarawak dignitaries.
Fenny, 48, started her career as an administrative and diplomatic officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997.
She was the deputy head of mission at the Malaysian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium since 2016 prior to her appointment as Malaysia’s Ambassador to Peru.
She previously served as assistant director (Asean) from 1997 to 2001, before being assigned as second secretary at the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 2001 until 2002 and second secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Warsaw, Poland from 2002 until 2005.
Fenny later returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as assistant secretary (Finance) from 2005 to 2006 before being designated as director (Asean) from 2006 until 2008.
She had also served as Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok from 2009 until 2012, principal assistant secretary (Multilateral Economic and Environment) from 2013 until 2015 and undersecretary (International Cooperation and Development) from 2015 until 2016.
Meanwhile, Ambassador-Designate of Malaysia to Spain, Akmal Che Mustafa also received his Letter of Credence from the King yesterday.
Akmal started his career as an administrative and diplomatic officer with the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs in 1996.
He was the undersecretary (Inspectorate) since 2018 before his latest appointment. He previously served as assistant secretary (Africa and South Sahara) and assistant secretary (Protocol), from 1996 until 2000, prior to his first posting as second secretary at the Malaysian Embassy in Santiago, Chile from 2000 until 2005.
He later served as director (Asean) from 2005 until 2007, counsellor at the Embassy of
Malaysia in Bucharest, Romania from late 2007 until 2011 and principal assistant secretary (Southeast Asia) from 2013 until 2014.
He was also assigned to the Embassy of Malaysia in Manila, the Philippines from 2014 until early 2018 as deputy head of mission.