30 May 2017

Sri Lanka inundated by monsoon flood

Report by Samantha Beech & Spencer Feingold.

CNN reported on 29 May that at least 151 people have been killed and 111 are missing (please read the latest updates at the bottom of this article) due to floodings from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Ministry of Disaster Management.  The severe weather has also displaced nearly half a million people, and triggered landslides throughout the country.

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2 April 2017

Prayers for Colombian mudslide victims

Torrential rains that hit southern Colombia triggered a devastating mudslide in the city of Mocoa in the early hours of Friday 31 March, killing at least 250 people.  The majority of victims were soundly asleep at home when the tragedy occurred.

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24 March 2017

Let us unite against terrorism

The world is saddened by yet another terrorist attack in London. Terrorism is now a global phenomenon. We should remain vigilant against potential acts of terror but at the same time, do not give in to fear or hatred.  We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of this latest tragedy.  Let’s stay united against hatred, prejudice and acts of terror throughout the world.

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11 January 2017

Condolences to the people of Sarawak

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tan Sri Adenan Satem and to the people of Sarawak, on the sudden passing of their Chief Minister.  Tan Sri Adenan died of heart attack in Kuching this afternoon; he was 73.  May he rest in Peace.

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30 November 2016

Prayers for victims of air-crash

A tragic air-crash took place yesterday in Colombia, South America where a chartered airplane carrying the Brazilian football team ‘Chapecoense’ crashed near the town of Rionegro.  75 passengers and crew on board were killed, but miraculously, six others survived.  The ill-fated Avro RJ85 was en route from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia when it crashed.

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21 November 2016

Chao Khun Eak passed away today

We are saddened to announce that the Chief monk of Kelantan Thai Sangha and Abbot of Wat Phikulthong Vararam in Kampung Terbok, Tumpat – the most Venerable Chao Khun Eak – passed away peacefully at 5.15am this morning.  He was 85.

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20 November 2016

Horrific train tragedy in India

At least 142 people were killed early today when a Patna-Indore Express train derailed near India’s northern city of Kanpur. Over 150 passengers were injured, 58 of them seriously. Sadly, more than 70 passengers could still be trapped in mangled rail cars.

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26 October 2016

Condolences to families of fire victims

Nalandians offer our deepest condolences to the families of patients at Johor Bahru’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital who perished in a fire yesterday, 25 October.  The blaze occurred at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where all six casualties were warded.  As a result of the fire, other patients and staff at the hospital were temporarily evacuated from the building.

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14 October 2016

Tribute to King Bhumibol of Thailand

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Thailand over the demise of His Majesty Rama IX, the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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7 October 2016

Hurricane ‘Matthew’ devastates Haiti

The powerful Hurricane ‘Matthew’ struck islands in the Caribbean Sea earlier this week, leaving a string of destruction across Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.  In Haiti alone, more than 300 people have died from the storm and floods.

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