KUALA LUMPUR: Gloria Corina Anak Peter Tiwet, director of the Sarawak Regional Office in the Foreign Ministry, has been appointed as the new Malaysian high commissioner to Nigeria.
She created history by becoming the first Sarawak-born woman of Dayak ethnicity to be named a Malaysian envoy.
Gloria was among five people who received their instruments of appointment as Malaysian envoys from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, at Istana Negara Monday.
According to a Bernama report, Gloria, among others, was the director of the ASEAN Main Logistics Secretariat of the Foreign Ministry from 2015 to 2016 and had also served in various capacities in Sweden, Argentina and Chile.
The others are Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, who will serve in South Africa; Chitra Devi V. Ramiah (Poland); Mohd Haniff Abd Rahman (Egypt) and Zahairi Baharim (Myanmar).