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Datuk Ng Moon Hing elected Primate of South East Asia

Posted on: September 2, 2015 3:47 PM
Archbishop Bolly Lapok and Archbishop-elect Datuk Ng Moon Hing
Photo Credit: Church of the Province of South East Asia

By ACNS staff

The Rt Revd Datuk Ng Moon Hing, Bishop of West Malaysia, was elected Primate of the Anglican Church of South East Asia during an extraordinary meeting of the Provincial Synod on 2 September in Sandakan, Sabah.

He will be the fifth Archbishop to serve the Province, which comprises the dioceses of Kutching, Sabah, Singapore, and West Malaysia.

Provincial Secretary Leonard Shim announced that Archbishop-elect Ng Moon Hing’s term of office will begin in February 2016 and continue to 2020.

“On behalf of the Anglican Communion, I extend my warmest regards and congratulations to Bishop Ng Moon Hing on his election as Archbishop of the Anglican Church of South East Asia,” said the Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

Bishop Ng Moon Hing had made major contributions to Anglican mission and evangelism both regionally and globally and as chair of the Anglican Witness core group continued to be instrumental in promoting a Communion wide emphasis on intentional discipleship, the General Secretary added. 

Archbishop-elect Ng Moon Hing, who will continue serving as Bishop of West Malaysia, will succeed the Most Revd Bolly Lapok as Primate. Archbishop Lapok will remain Bishop of Kuching after completing his term as Primate in February 2016.

Updated 3 September to include information about the offices of Bishop of West Malaysia and Bishop of Kuching after February 2016.