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Westmoreland Palon

Mr Westmoreland Palon is the current Consul General for Malaysia in Melbourne, and is an Honorary Board member of AMBC Victoria.

Mr Palon has a distinguished diplomatic career, which has included stints in Chile, Singapore and the United Nations.  Prior to arriving in Melbourne, Mr Palon served as a Director in the ASEAN-Malaysia Secretariat. Mr Palon is originally from Kuching, Sarawak and is married with 5 children.


Academic Qualifications

B.A. (Hons.)(Architecture)
Hull School of Architecture, University of Humberside, UK

Advance Diploma in Public Administration
National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Kuala Lumpur

Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC),
Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawaii


07.12.2015  : Consul General
                             Consulate General of Malaysia in Melbourne, Australia

19.08.2013  : Director, ASEAN Political-Security Community
                             ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

16.12.2010  : Counsellor, Embassy of Malaysia, Santiago, Chile

02.09.2007 :  Principal Assistant Secretary, Americas Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

25.04.2004 :  First Secretary, Permanent  Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations, New York

18.07.2000 :  Second Secretary (Political), High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore

15.02.1999 :  Assistant Secretary, External Information Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

15.01.1996 :  Appointed to the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of Malaysia
                             and served as Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Europe Division