Mazlan Othman is a Malaysian Astrophysicist who was rumored to have been appointed chief of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs from Earth, under the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, and thus in the words of Richard Crowther, "absolutely the nearest thing we have to a 'Take me to your leader' person." The rumor has been denied.


"The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that someday humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials. When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination." Recording of a recent speech, reported by the Sunday Times of London.