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    UNIS/BIO/924
    4 October 2010

    New Permanent Representative of Malaysia
    Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 4 October (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Malaysia, H.E. Dato' Muhammad Shakrul Ikram Yaakob, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Yaakob is also serving as Ambassador to the Republic of Austria.

    Mr. Yaakob has served in various capacities in the course of his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, among them: Ambassador of Malaysia to the State of Qatar (2007-2010); Undersecretary Multilateral Political Division responsible for issues relating to the IAEA, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, Terrorism, Trans-Organized Crime and the Commonwealth (2005-2007); Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Malaysia to Austria, and Deputy Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Vienna (2002-2005); Principal Assistant Secretary American Affairs Division (1999-2002); Senior Assistant Secretary American Affairs Division (1998-1999); First Secretary, Embassy of Malaysia in Washington (1994-1998); Second Secretary, Embassy of Malaysia in Beijing (1991-1994); Assistant Secretary International Division (1989-1991).

    In the multilateral field, among many other responsibilities, he represented Malaysia at numerous international meetings and conferences on disarmament, non-proliferation and terrorism, in the delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and served as Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) working group on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

    Mr. Yaakob graduated with a degree in ecology from the University of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur.

    He is married with four children.

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