Refers to any topic concerning Malaysian Buddhism, e.g. Malaysian Buddhist culture, traditions, customs, practices, etc.

21 April 2020

Voice that calms and guides a nation

Every afternoon, anxious Malaysians tune in to their TVs to watch the daily official briefing on the country’s Covid-19 situation.  Standing behind the podium with unassuming composure and speaking with a calming voice is the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Noor Hisham.  He has been a daily fixture at the press briefings since the Coronavirus epidemic took a serious turn in Malaysia.

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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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16 September 2019

Happy ‘Malaysia Day’ 2019

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the formation of ‘Malaysia’ – a federation of 13 states spanning the Malay Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah.  Our beloved home, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation, continues to enjoy peace and harmony today as a result of our fellow citizens’ mutual respect, understanding and acceptance.  We wish all Malaysians a joyful celebration of nationhood.  “Dirgahayu Malaysia”!

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9 September 2019

Official Birthday of His Majesty

Nalanda Buddhist Society members offer our felicitations to Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (His Majesty the King of Malaysia) Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on the occasion of His Majesty’s official birthday.  May His Majesty reign peacefully with good health and long life.  Daulat Tuanku!

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31 August 2019

Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan

62 years ago, a nation was born to the jubilant cries of “Merdeka!”, having triumphed in a long journey of great determination and patriotism.  The people of this nation have since demonstrated the same unrelenting zeal to keep the country together.  Through difficulties and challenges, Malaysians revealed maturity and prioritised harmony out of love for our home.

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30 July 2019

Installation of 16th YDP Agong

Nalanda Buddhist Society members celebrate the official installation of His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang as the 16th Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia, today.

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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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