King Bhumibol ‘cared for his people like family’, says Singapore interfaith leader

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| Singapore |  16 Oct 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Harbans Singh and Singapore IRO reps paying respects to late King Bhumibol at Thai Buddhist temple Wat Ananda Metyarama in Jalan Bukit Merah - PHOTO GRAB FROM ST VIDEO
Harbans Singh and Singapore IRO reps paying respects to late King Bhumibol at Thai Buddhist temple Wat Ananda Metyarama in Jalan Bukit Merah – PHOTO GRAB FROM ST VIDEO

Harbans Singh, a senior member of Singapore’s Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), and representatives of the interfaith movement  showed up on Saturday evening (Oct 15) at Wat Ananda Metyarama – a Thai Buddhist temple in Jalan Bukit Merah – to pay their respects for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

“He always cared for his people like family. He’s been an apostle of peace and harmony in Thailand. I am very saddened by the loss of such people. I hope we can do something to follow their good example,” the IRO former president and current treasurer was qouted in a report by the Straits Times. [See here: Thais and Singaporeans pray for late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, ST, 15 Oct 2016].

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Also present was IRO secretary and Buddhist representative Sam Poo, 56.

Harbans, 86, recently featured when Asia Samachar ran an entry from ‘Singapore at 50: 50 Sikhs and Their Contributions’, a book published by the Young Sikh Association, Singapore (YSA) in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015.

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