Three fresh faces as Religious Harmony Council starts new term

Three fresh faces as Religious Harmony Council starts new term
President Tony Tan Keng Yam hosting a lunch at the Istana for members of the Presidential Council for Religious Harmony on April 19, 2012. The Council gives its advice to the Minister for Home Affairs on matters affecting the maintenance of religious harmony in Singapore which are referred to it by the Minister or by Parliament, and considers and makes recommendations to the President on restraining orders issued under the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act.

SINGAPORE - Archbishop William Goh of the Catholic Church in Singapore, Sikh Advisory Board chairman Surjit Singh, and retired Supreme Court judge Lai Siu Chiu will come on board the council, which is chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Goh Joon Seng. Mr Goh also sits on the Council of Presidential Advisors.

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Here is the statement from the President's Office:

The Presidential Council for Religious Harmony starts a new three-year term from September 15, 2014. The Chairman and members of the Council are:


Mr Goh Joon Seng, Retired Supreme Court judge, Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers

Re-appointed members

- Venerable Seck Kwang Phing, President, Singapore Buddhist Federation (Buddhism)

- Mr Rajendran s/o Sinnathamby, Former Chairman, Hindu Endowments Board (Hindusim)

- Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, Mufti of Singapore (Islam)

- Mr Lim Khay Tham, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Singapore (Protestant Christianity)

- Associate Professor Lee Cheuk Yin, Academic adviser to the Taoist Federation and Taoist Mission (Taoism)

- Mr Wee Heng Tin, Retired Director-General of Education

Newly appointed members

- His Grace Archbishop William Goh, Archbishop of Catholic Church in Singapore (Catholicism)

- Mr Surjit Singh s/o Wazir Singh, Chairman, Sikh Advisory Board (Sikhism)

- Ms Lai Siu Chiu, retired Supreme Court judge

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