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Malaysia

14 June 2018

Hari Raya greetings

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration on the arrival of Syawal tomorrow.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you much Peace.

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17 May 2018

‘Selamat Berpuasa’ to Muslim friends

Today marks the beginning of Ramadhan when Muslims fast daily from dawn to dusk for a month.  This practice of restraint, modesty, and renunciation is not just with regards to food, but also concerns conduct, speech and thoughts.  Nalanda wishes our Muslim friends ‘Selamat Berpuasa’, and a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak.  Salam mettā.

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14 May 2018

With General Elections over, it’s time to move on

Today Malaysians went back for their first working day after the 14th General Elections with a new federal government and many new state leaders at the helm.  It was Malaysia’s first transfer of power at the federal level since independence, and we should be proud that it was a remarkably peaceful one.

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10 May 2018

The people have spoken – they must be heard

Article by H. S. Tan

On the historic day of 9 May 2018, the people of Malaysia have spoken loud and clear.  In a courageous move, the Rakyat* repudiated a regime that was seen as corrupt, racist, and not in line with our collective aspirations.  But we did not effect change in a violent revolution — that is not the Malaysian way.  We did it by discovering a national conscience, and through exercising our constitutional right to vote.

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9 May 2018

Day of resolve for Malaysia

Article by H. S. Tan

In the heat of our current election fever, let us stay cool for a moment.  Consider that the vast majority of Malaysians express love for our country, what does it actually mean to “love” Malaysia?

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6 May 2018

Bro.Tan’s speech on democracy

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan gave his weekly address at the Sunday Morning Service on 6 May where he talked about our democratic system of governance, and how we can play a role in strengthening it in the long-run.  He cautioned the electorate not to be emotionally-charged with anger or fear when making decisions; but rather through calm reflection and the proper evaluation of policies and candidates.

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18 March 2018

Birth centenary of an iconic Dhammaduta

Today is the 100th birth anniversary of the late Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Mahā Thero (1918 – 2006),  Sanghanāyaka Thera of Malaysia and Singapore, and Spiritual Adviser to Nalanda Buddhist Society.  Nalandians humbly pay tribute to his immeasurable contributions to the development of Malaysian Buddhism, and his invaluable teachings for our understanding and appreciation of Buddha-Dhamma.

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18 November 2017

Malaysians work longer hours but are less productive

According to Malaysia’s leading English daily ‘The Star’, Malaysians work an average of 15 hours more than their contracted hours each week, surpassing workers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.  However, Malaysians suffer from a high percentage of productivity loss, i.e. local workers are far less productive than their regional counterparts.

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28 October 2017

Day of remembrance and gratitude

Thursday 31 August marked the 11th anniversary of the passing of Nalanda’s late spiritual adviser, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, as well as being Malaysia’s 60th National Day.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan delivered a Dhamma talk on gratitude to commemorate these two occasions.

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12 October 2017

National Conference on Buddhist Civilization

Leading Buddhist federations in Malaysia came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence in a meaningful way – by organising the “National Conference on Buddhist Civilization” from 15 to 17 September 2017, in Sungai Petani.  The unique gathering of 130 Buddhist leaders from all traditions aimed at spotlighting the long history of Buddhist presence in this country, especially in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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