Pope Francis appointed Rev. Anthony Bernard Paul, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Melaka-Johor. This appointment was done following the resignation of Bishop Bp. Paul Tan Chee Ing, SJ from the pastoral governance of the diocese of Melaka-Johor, Malaysia.
The new Bishop Anthony Bernard Paul has been serving as the parish priest of the Cathedral and Vicar for Pastoral Care of the Diocese Penang. Born on July 6, 1953 in Alor Star, in the Diocese of Penang, Fr. Anthony Bernard Paul was ordained a priest July 21, 1989 for the Diocese of Penang.