By Khairil Hassan
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to receive Letters of Credential from four newly-appointed envoys to the country.
His Majesty received the letters from Nestor Z Ochoa, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of the Philippines; Daniel L Shields III, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America; Ntsebe Kokome, the non-resident High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Lesotho; and Thamsanqa Dennis Mseleku, the non-resident High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa.
His Majesty also consented to receive the newly-appointed envoys in separate audiences.
Nestor Z Ochoa previously served as the Commander of the National Development Support Command, Armed Forces of the Philippines, while the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America Daniel L Shields III previously served as a Director at the Office of Mainland Southeast Asia at the State Department in Washington.
Ntsebe Kokome concurrently serves as High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Lesotho to Malaysia. She previously served as the Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Training and is based in Kuala Lumpur.
Lastly, the non-resident High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa Thamsanqa Dennis Mseleku is also the High Commissioner of South Africa in Malaysia. and is based in Kuala Lumpur.
The ceremony took place at the Istana Nurul Iman yesterday afternoon.
- Borneo Bulletin
(6th April 2011)