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Sunday May 6, 2007

Fourth Anglican bishop installed

To higher office: Dr Chew (fourth from right), Dr Williams (third from right) and other bishops blessing Ng (below left) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday as he was elevated to bishop level.
KUALA LUMPUR: A new bishop was consecrated in a service attended by nearly a thousand people at the St Mary’s Cathedral here yesterday. 

Canon Ng Moon Hing, 52, was blessed and installed as the fourth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia at a service which was also attended by the Archbishop of South-East Asia, Dr John Chew, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. 

The main consecrator was Dr Chew, who performed the blessing.  

When asked about his elevation, the media-shy Ng just smiled. 

Dr Williams said: “I am confident the new bishop will be a great one. I am sure he will carry out his duties well, just like his predecessors. We are very happy for him.” 

Ng, the vicar of St Peter’s Church in Ipoh, succeeds Tan Sri Dr Lim Cheng Ean, who recently retired as Bishop of West Malaysia.