Malaysians Unhappy Nazri Aziz Is Ambassador To Most Powerful Nation On Earth
Malaysians feel the post should be given to experienced and well-trained diplomats.
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An ambassador is a nation’s highest-ranking representative to a specific country or international organization abroad.
In Malaysia, the government chose Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz as its Ambassador to the United States, much to many people’s surprise.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Nazri, also a graduate of Lincoln’s Inn in the United Kingdom, was chosen because of his extensive experience as a member of the national administration.
Bekas menteri yang juga bekas Ahli Parlimen Padang Rengas, Nazri Abdul Aziz diumum Duta Besar ke Amerika Syarikat -Wisma Putra pic.twitter.com/x93pi2IoZF— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) February 9, 2023
The social media has since been flooded with complaints from people unhappy with Nazri’s appointment.
Most of them are pessimistic about the choice of candidate and give their reasons why.
Kalau dulu pemimpin PH bising gila bila ada ura ura tajuddin rahman dilantik jadi Duta ke Indonesia, hari ni mereka setuju nazri aziz jadi Duta. Padahal mamat tu sama level dengan tajuddin rahman. And he is now empowered as your Duta and this is how he will respond to criticisms: https://t.co/zGXuunaZPX pic.twitter.com/WXj0Ryofc4— Endie (@The_Endie) February 10, 2023
atau ke negara yg ceruk2 ke 😅— che’ pah🇲🇾 (@eiffajamalulail) February 10, 2023
Some said it might be premature for critics to share their worst fears and best hopes for what may unfold.
Untuk rakan2 Twitter Jaya. Terkait dgn perlantikan Nazri Aziz sbg Duta ke US. Saya setuju dgn twit ini.— Amer🔺️Hustler (@amer7211) February 10, 2023
Pandangan atau kenyataan ini tidak popular tetapi ia baik utk kestabilan Kerajaan Perpaduan.
Kudos – @AfralAbdullah pic.twitter.com/2oT2eq2C7l
Others questioned if Nazri was paid, in a veiled reference to accusations of nepotism in the new government.
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Mungkin kalau tanya tak apa kut? Perlantikan DS Nazri Aziz sebagai DUTA BESAR MALAYSIA ke AS.. ne tak bergaji GAJI juga ke.? Rp@Pe. pic.twitter.com/dK4Nbn7JqN— Ras Putra @ Pak Engku (@RasPutraPakEng3) February 9, 2023
Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz, a former MP, had long held the ‘Yang Berhormat’ title in Perak before he quit and ‘retired’ from politics.
In the 15th General Election (GE15) last November, Nazri decided not to defend the Padang Rengas parliamentary seat to make way for a new face.
Before the election, the former UMNO ‘warlords’ was reported to be appointed as Malaysian ambassadors, with Nazri linked to several countries, including France and Switzerland.
Later there was an allegation that Switzerland rejected the proposal when Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob was Prime Minister.
Nazri nie bijak.— 🇲🇾 أزري🇵🇸 (@ibnu_sukri95) February 9, 2023
Sblm PRU dia dok side Mael Penyu, dpt offer Duta Swiss sblm tukar ke AS.
Habis PRU cepat² dia dok side Wak Jahid. Nama dia pun terlepas jdi Duta AS.
Yg melopongnya Tajuddin.
Time PRU nama kena tendang, belum dpt watikah Duta nama kena buang😂
Confirmation after that came from Nazri himself, who came forward to explain that he had to turn down the position because he had to give up his MP post.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also denied that the country rejected his nomination as Malaysian Ambassador to Switzerland.
In a written answer in the Dewan Rakyat on 22 March 2022, Wisma Putra informed Switzerland that individuals still serving as Parliament members could not fill the position.
1. Nazri Aziz was not made Malaysia’s ambassador to Switzerland in 2019, as Switzerland does not accept sitting MPs as diplomats.— BFM News (@NewsBFM) March 23, 2022
The Padang Rengas MP previously claimed that he had declined the post, as he would have needed to resign as an MP. https://t.co/9LDWKgJEyy pic.twitter.com/WVtKuWe7ZL
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