Billionaire Mikata, representing Palau to UNESCO, an honorary Ambassador
Appointed by Toribiong administration, retained by Remengesau
By: L.N. Reklai
July 13, 2016 (Koror) A heated discussion in the Senate over the appointment of Mr. Taha Azmi Mikata, the Permanent Delegate of Palau to UNESCO, was raised when Senator Surangel Whipps Jr. provided information from the UNESCO site showing Mr. Mikata presenting letters of accreditation to UNESCO Director-General as Ambassador. Some Senators questioned how this person became an ambassador without the Senate’s consent.