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Singapore appoints top diplomats to India, UN

Singapore has appointed Karen Tan as permanent representative to the UN headquarters in New York, and Lim Thuan Kuan as its new high commissioner to India, the ministry of foreign affairs said.
Tan Hung Seng was appointed permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, and Kevin Cheok will be the new ambassador to Cambodia, Xinhua reported.

Lim joined the ministry of foreign affairs in August 1984, where he covered several portfolios including Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, the US, Public Affairs and Regional Policy before taking charge of the South Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America Directorate, the Southeast Asia Directorate and the ASEAN Directorate.

He will assume his new post as high commissioner to India 12 August. Karen Tan was Singapore’s high commissioner to India from February 2011 to June 2013. Concurrently, she was ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal from May 2011 to June 2013.
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