9 April 2021

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip passes away

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away peacefully today at 99. As the longest-serving consort in British history, the nation mourns as the Prince had earned the affection of generations with his dedication to public service, charitable work, and steadfast support for his wife Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II and her role as reigning monarch.

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11 March 2021

10 Years On – We Remember the Tohoku Tragedy

As the world grapples with a global pandemic, let us also not forget the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Eastern Japan 10 years ago today, on 11 March 2011. Let us take a moment to spare thoughts of compassion for the victims of this enormous calamity and pray for those who perished. To the people of Japan, our thoughts are with you.

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3 February 2021

Final salute to Captain Sir Tom Moore

On 16 April 2020, Captain Sir Tom Moore completed his 100th lap around his garden in Bedfordshire; he had intended to raise £1,000 before his 100th birthday to support the National Health Service in the United Kingdom when the Covid-19 pandemic first ravaged the nation.  Little did he know that his honourable goal would soon win the nation’s heart and raise more than £30 million by the time he celebrated his 100th birthday on 30 April.

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10 January 2021

Sriwijaya Air SJ182 missing

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182, which was enroute from Jakarta to Pontianak, is reported to have gone missing yesterday (9 January) afternoon.  The passenger plane carrying 62 passengers and crew is suspected to have crashed into the Java sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 2.36pm.  

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3 July 2020

Passing of Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we observe the passing away of Most Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahathera, the Sanghanāyaka of Nepal, on 3 July 2020.  Sayadaw succumbed to old-age illnesses which he had been battling for several years, and passed away peacefully early this morning.  He was 81.

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27 May 2020

Obituary – Venerable E. Indaratana

It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing away of Most Venerable Elgiriya Indaratana Maha Thera early this morning.  He was the abbot of Mahindārama Buddhist Temple, the oldest Sri Lankan Vihāra in Penang.

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22 May 2020

Tragic air-crash in Pakistan

A tragic air-crash took place earlier this afternoon in the suburbs of Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan.  An Airbus-320 belonging to Pakistan International Airlines was flying from Lahore to Karachi when it crashed while attempting to land.  The carrier reported that flight PK8303 was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members.  Miraculously, two of the passengers survived, but at least 97 other people have been confirmed killed.

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17 March 2020

First death in Malaysia from Covid-19

We are saddened to know the news of Pastor David Cheng from Kuching who passed away this morning due to Covid-19.  His death marks the first fatality in Malaysia from the deadly coronavirus currently plaguing the world.  We extend our deepest condolences to the family members, relatives and friends of Pastor David.  May he rest in Peace.

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8 January 2020

First major air tragedy in 2020

We are saddened to hear the news of a major air-tragedy early this morning when a Boeing 737 aeroplane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran.  Officials confirmed that there were no survivors among the 176 passengers and crew on board.

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22 December 2019

Passing of Ven. Dhammavuddho

We are saddened to announce the passing away of Venerable Dhammavuddho Māhathera, founder and abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama, Temoh, Perak this morning.  Nalanda Buddhist Society records our deepest condolences to the disciples and students of the late Venerable Dhammavuddho.  We shall dedicate today’s morning service to his reverence. May the late Venerable Dhammavuddho attain the bliss of Nibbāna.  Santī, Peace.

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