Experts warn of Tajuddin mistake, despite norm of politicians becoming diplomats

Raevathi Supramaniam

The government is being roundly criticised for its decision to appoint controversial MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman ambassador to Indonesia. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 18, 2022.

TAJUDDIN Abdul Rahman will not be the last career politician appointed an ambassador, political analysts said, as the government’s decision to appoint the controversial MP ambassador to Indonesia continues to draw flak.

Experts said, while there are other qualified people for such posts, it is normal for the government to reward politicians by handing them diplomatic positions, and it has been doing so since the 1970s.

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