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1954 15 Feb Charles Duncan (a musician and composer) and Harry Clark, both Americans, arrived in Brunei from Kota Kinabalu (Jesselton) in Sabah, where they had been waiting for several weeks, and were named Knights of Bahá'u'lláh. [BW13:451; PH63]
  • Later he pioneered to Thailand where he learned the language. See Servants of the Glory page 19
  • Brunei; Thailand Knights of Bahaullah; Charles Duncan; Harry Clark
    1954 Apr Dr John Fozdar arrived in Brunei in April 1954 and was named a Knight of Bahá'u'lláh. [BW13:450]

    See Remembering Dr John Fozdar.

    Brunei John Fozdar; Knights of Bahaullah
    1954 Jul c. The first person to become a Bahá'í in Brunei, Daphne Hassan, enrolled. Brunei Daphne Hassan
    1957 Ridván The first local spiritual assembly in Brunei had already been formed. [BW 13:302] Brunei Local Spiritual Assembly
    1960 Dec Mr Yan Kee Leong of Malaysia took the Bahá'í Faith to the remote Iban people of Brunei. Brunei Yan Kee Leong
    1960 Dec Philip Suning, the first member of the Iban tribe to become a Bahá'í, enrolled. Brunei First believers by background
    1964 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Malaysia (known as Malaya prior to 1963) was formed with its seat in Kuala Lumpur and comprising Malaya, Singapore, Brunei, Sabah, and Sarawak. Prior to this time the area was under the guidance of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma, owing to the fact that the Guardian had entrusted the growth and development of the Faith to that assembly in 1950. [BW14p99; Bahaipedia Malaysia] Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; Malaya; Singapore; Brune; Sabah; Sarawak National Spiritual Assembly, formation
    1966 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Brunei was formed with its seat in Brunei town. [BW14p99; Ridván Message 1965: Ridván 1966] Brunei National Spiritual Assembly, formation

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    1. Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall (2000). Brief notes on the history of Bahá'í activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
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