Bishan Singh Ram Singh
(May 31, 1944 - November 30, 2006) was a Malaysian
social activist and environmentalist
Born in Nibong Tebal
, Bishan Singh had a Masters in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila
Bishan Singh spearheaded a campaign to save Tasik Chini
, a famous lake in Pahang
which is also Malaysia's largest freshwater lake, and received strong support from the private sector. To him, the lake was special in many ways and had been in love with the lake since his secondary school days and wanted it to be revived.
Bishan Singh was president of Fomca
and the Pahang Consumers Association and was a former Kuantan
He held the presidency of the Sustainable Development Network
and was a board member of the Pesticide Action Network, Asia Pacific.
He had offered his services in consultancy for more than 20 years in 22 countries.
His efforts did not go unnoticed and he was the first recipient of the Consumer Advocate Award, and most recently was named the recipient of Langkawi Award by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Bishan Singh died at 6.43am at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital on November 30, 2006, aged 62; the cause of death was listed as pulmonary embolism
His wife Mary Wai, 66, and children Sunitha, 35, and Jeevan Ram, 33, were by his side. Fomca
secretary-general Muhammad Sha'ani Abdullah described Singh's death as a “great loss to the nation and NGO community”.
, The Star, November 30, 2006 Read More