Adapted from Anglican Communion News Service

The Anglican Church of South East Asia elected the Rt. Rev. Datuk Ng Moon Hing, Bishop of West Malaysia, as its primate on Sept. 2. 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 the archbishop-elect’s term will begin in February 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 Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion.

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Bishop Ng Moon Hing had made major contributions to Anglican mission and evangelism, both regionally and globally. As chairman of the Anglican Witness core group he has been instrumental in promoting a Communion-wide emphasis on intentional discipleship, Archbishop Idowu-Fearon said.

He will succeed the Most Rev. Bolly Lapok.

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