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Malaysia: Kadazan Anglican installed as first indigenous Bishop of Sabah

Posted on: May 19, 2015 1:15 PM
Related Categories: ain, indigenous, Sabah, South East Asia

[Daily Express] A Kadazan clergyman will be installed as the first indigenous bishop to head the 90,000-strong Anglican community in the State under the Diocese of Sabah [in the Church of the Province of South East Asia] on Tuesday.

Bishop Melter Jiki Tais who was actually appointed the bishop of the diocese on Feb 20 will be replacing the late Bishop Albert Vun who passed away on July 15 last year.

The 50-year old Melter was born in Kampung Nangoh, Labuk and was ordained into the Anglican priesthood in 1993 and had served in various capacities in many parts of Sabah, including Priest-in-Charge of St. Margaret's Church in Keningau and St. Peter's Church in Tenom, Rector of St. Mark's Church in Lahad Datu and St. Luke's Mission District in Telupid.

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