Veteran diplomat Bilahari Kausikan to retire after 37 years of service

One of the key roles Mr Bilahari Kausikan played at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was that of mentor.
One of the key roles Mr Bilahari Kausikan played at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was that of mentor.ST FILE PHOTO

Ambassador-at-Large Kausikan often called 'undiplomatic diplomat' for being direct

Veteran diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, 63, will retire next month, bringing a 37-year career in the Foreign Service to a close.

The Ambassador-at-Large told The Straits Times he will not renew his yearly contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) when it expires in May, as he wants to retire.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Veteran diplomat to retire after 37 years of service'. Print Edition | Subscribe