06 Dec 2018
The ashes of late H.E. Dr. Med. Beat Richner, Founder of the Kantha Bopha Foundation, will be kept at a stupa in front of Jayavarman VII Children’s Hospital in Siem Reap province.
This morning, there was a procession of his ashes from Siem Reap International Airport to the hospital in the presence of Samdech Chaufea Veang Kong Sam Ol, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace, Siem Reap Provincial Governor H.E. Khim Bunsong, provincial authorities, his family members, and many civil servants, students and local people.
Tomorrow, a religious ceremony will be organised in dedication to the soul of H.E. Dr. Med. Beat Richner under the royal presidency of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia and Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
H.E. Dr. Med. Beat Richner was regarded by the Cambodian people as children’s saviour. He passed away at the age of 71 in his hometown Zurich, Switzerland on Sept. 9, 2018.
He resigned from his position as President of Kantha Bopha and Jayavarman VII Hospitals and returned to his country, Switzerland, in 2017 due to serious health problem.