H. H. Phra Somdet Munivong Received with Great Reverence at KLIA

H. H. Phra Somdet Munivong Received with Great Reverence at KLIA

Bro.Tan and Bro.Lee leading Nalandians in paying respects to His Holiness.

The arrival of His Holiness Phra Somdet Munivong, Member of the Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand, at KLIA on 5 July was received with great warmth and reverence by the Thai Buddhist community in Kuala Lumpur as well as by Malaysian devotees.  His Holiness is in Kuala Lumpur to preside over this weekend’s Buddha Relic Veneration and Enshrinement Ceremonies at the Buddhist Maha Vihara (on Saturday, 9.00am – 12.00pm) and at Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya (on Saturday 8.00pm – 9.30pm).

Our Founder Bro.Tan and President Bro.Lee Kong Foo led the official Nalanda delegation to the welcoming ceremony, comprising representatives from the Society, Dharma School teachers and students.  Nalanda accorded the highest honour to the Sanghanayaka with the unfolding of the ‘Pabhassara’(Buddhist colour) Parasol.  H. H. Phra Somdet Munivong was delighted to see all the respectful Nalandians in full uniform and offered his blessings.

His Holiness offering advice and blessings to Bro.Tan.


The Nalandian welcoming party with His Holiness and other attendant senior Sangha members.


Bro.Tan with Her Excellency Suchitra Hiranpreuk (to his right), the former Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia.


Bro.Tan conversing with the welcoming party of Thai dignitaries.