President appoints Buddhist leader to minority rights panel

President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng, the Singapore Buddhist Federation's president, to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. The appointment, effective from yesterday, is for a three-year term. He was presented
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President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng, the Singapore Buddhist Federation's president, to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. The appointment, effective from yesterday, is for a three-year term. He was presented with his letter of appointment and sworn in at the Istana yesterday at a ceremony officiated by President Tan. His oath was taken before Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who is council chairman. Five other members were re-appointed for another three years. They are Mr J. Y. Pillay, Mr Othman Haron Eusofe, Professor Chan Heng Chee, Mr Barry Desker and Mr Philip Jeyaretnam.


What it should have been (published on July 21, 2015)

Last Thursday's report, "President appoints Buddhist leader to minority rights panel", identified the Singapore Buddhist Federation vice-president, the Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng, as the federation's president. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2015, with the headline 'President appoints Buddhist leader to minority rights panel'. Print Edition | Subscribe