THE Fiji High Commission in Malaysia was established in 1989.
It was birthed out of Fiji’s long-standing relationship with Malaysia, which goes back to the Malayan Emergency when Fijian soldiers, as part of the Commonwealth forces, fought communist insurgents from 1952-1956 to defend Malaysia.
Since then, Fiji has enjoyed a special relationship with Malaysia.
In 1969, Fiji’s first Prime Minister, the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, visited Malaysia in the first of his many visits to draw from Malaysia’s experience of multiculturalism.
This would shape the foundation of Fiji’s own multiculturalism because there lots of similarities between Malaysia and Fiji.
The Fiji High Commission is also accredited to the Royal Kingdom of Thailand and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Fiji’s High Commissioner to Bangkok is therefore Fiji’s Non-Resident Representative to Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP.