| Johor Bahru, Malaysia | 16 Dec 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Johor, the Malaysian state just north of Singapore, has appointed a Sikh to a newly formed unity council.
Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru (GSJB) committee president Manjeet Singh was one of the 10 council members of the Johor State Unity Council (Majlis Permuafakataan Perpaduan Negeri Johor (MPPNJ).
“We thank the state for the confidence and honour for the Sikh community to be part of the council. It came as a surprise,” Manjeet tells Asia Samachar.
Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin presented the letter of appointments in Johor Bahru yesterday (15 Dec 2015).
Manjeet, 40, was re-elected as GSJB committee president in October 2015 for a two-year term. The gurdwara constitution allows the president to serve for a straight two-terms.
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