Bentong makes gurdwara president a council member

Businessman Jasvir Singh joins Bentong Municipal Council, believed to be first Sikh councillor in the municipality in the Malaysian state of Pahang

Jasvir Singh – Photo: Supplied

Businessman Jasvir Singh has been appointed as a council member of Bentong Municipal Council, believed to be the first Sikh in the municipality in the state of Pahang.

“I have been asked, among others, to look after the welfare o the Punjabi community in this district, he told Asia Samachar.

Jasvir, 45, who is also Bentong gurdwara management committee president, was officially appointed at a ceremony today (30 March 2018).

He received the title Datuk from the state of Pahang in 2016.



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  1. I refer to my posting this morning (April 1; 2018 at 9.38 am). I have just been corrected. Mr Sukhbir Singh was not the President of Bentong Gurdwara till Dec. 1983. He had stepped down a few years earlier. Apologies. Tq.

  2. Congratulations Dato Jasvir Singh. If we all keep doing good work in our community (Sikh and non-Sikh) we will be rewarded with positions that allow us to do more good work. I am proud to say my father-in-law, Mr Sukhbir Singh, 89, was the President of Bentong Gurdwara for a number of years until his retirement from the teaching service and returning to the Klang Valley in Dec 1983.