Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

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Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby epidemiks » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:55 pm

Died this morning in Switzerland. He was 71.

http://www.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/ ... 51-49.html

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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby Playboy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:54 pm

That is a great shame, he may have been a little on the eccentric side, but he did a lot of good here in Cambodia over the years.

I had the opportunity to meet him a few times up in Siam Reap many years ago, an interesting man to say the least.

RIP and condolences to his family
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby chubacca » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:24 am

RIP Beat - he was eccentric, but had a passion beyond obsession! I worked with him on a couple of occasions - a very caring man, mostly treated his staff really well, and had the tenacity of a bulldog when it came to raising funds for his hospitals. Cambodia would be a much poorer place in terms of the medical field without his legacy.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby RainMan » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:16 am

Never mind.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby Spigzy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:00 am

Never got to meet him in my time here, but what a legacy to leave behind, must have been a top, top, bloke.

What I don't understand, is how I never put him together with Gloria Estefan - it literally just popped in my mind. Ah well, he loved his music right? :-)

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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby upstage » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:58 pm

At last HE will be able to turn all these KANTHA BOPHA hospitals into profitable places!
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby Sonic1 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:40 am

Mere words don't aptly describe the gift of Beat Richner's life work for the children of Cambodia. Amazing foundation treating half a million children for free every year. He will be deeply missed and celebrated for many years to come.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby Chuangt2u » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm

RIP, Dr. Beat.
A job well done, Sir.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby mrdome » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:59 am

Chapeau, Dr. Richner. What a hero, what a life. Cambodia will miss you.

See you again, next time.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby Miguelito » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:00 pm

I'm impressed with how many Cambodians I'm FB friends with have posted about him, thanking him, photos of him, etc. The only other foreigner I've seen Cambodians post as much about is Nielsen.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby Marinaris » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Every khmer knows someone who's kids have been saved by Kantha Bopha.

This man is a Legend in this country. :prey:
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby crazyjohn » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:59 pm

I remember the wife telling me about 6-7 years ago that she and her sister were to awake at 2am to get to the front of the queue at Khanta Bopha for the free vaccinations. Over the last year in Australia we have had to re vaccinate. So many vaccinations required here. Dr Beat has saved my millions of lives. Many years ago I spoke with his 2ic after offering to bring my sister to play chamber music with Dr Beat.She is a professional musician and chamber music is her thing. No, sorry he is not interested. I decided then that he was a nutter.
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Re: Beat Richner 1947 -​2018

Postby amirite » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:36 pm

RIP

I stopped by on Friday morning to pay my respects and the place was full of people coming in and out. One silver lining is that hopefully this has raised a lot of money for the organization. Make your donations too!
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