Thursday, April 08, 2010
Kadazandusun First Sabahan To Be Appointed Consul-General
KOTA KINABALU, April 8, 2010 (Bernama) -- Francisco Munis, a Kadazandusun native from Sabah, has been appointed Malaysia's Consul-General in Guangzhou, China, the first Sabahan career diplomat to made head of a Malaysian mission overseas. A Foreign Ministry statement here says Munis, 39, will replace Roslan Abdul Rahman, who had been consul-general since 2007. His appointment is effective Monday.Munis is among the very few Sabahan administrative and diplomatic service (PTD) officers to join the Malaysian foreign service. Previously, he served as assistant secretary at the ministry's protocol department before being posted in 2001 to the Malaysian embassy in Mexico City as Ffrst secretary.Upon his return in 2006, he served at the Information and Public Diplomacy Department of the Foreign Ministry as Director of Research and Documentation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, the statement adds.