Macau Bahá'í Community in the Early Years
12. Macau Comes Under the Jurisdiction of the
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Hong Kong
In April 1974 the National Spiritual Assembly of Hong Kong which included
Macau in its jurisdiction, was elected. Macau was assigned four of the fifteen
delegates to the Convention. Two pioneers in Macau were elected to the first
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Hong Kong: Mr. Thomas Lane, who
became its chairman, and Mr. Charles Duncan.
Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum represented the Universal House of Justice at
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The first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Hong Kong
was elected during Ridván 1974. Macau was under its jurisdiction for fifteen
Seated: Mr. Chester Lee, Mrs. Lachmi Datwani, Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, who represented the Universal House of Justice, Counsellor Yan Kee
Leong and Mr. Thomas Lane. Standing: Mr. Gian Datwani, Mr. Charles Duncan, Mr.
K.H. Attar, Mr. Lawrence Ip, Mr. H. Azizi and Mr. David Mockon.
Mr. Thomas Lane and Mr. Charles Duncan were from the Macau