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Malaysia

31 August 2017

Malaysia marks 60th Merdeka Day

Today, 31 August 2017, Malaysians throughout the country and abroad mark our nation’s 60th Independence Day. Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all citizens a Happy ‘Merdeka Day’!

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19 August 2017

Welcome to the 29th SEA Games

Malaysia welcomes all athletes, officials, and sports fans who have descended upon Kuala Lumpur for the 29th Southeast Asia Games!  The Opening Ceremony of SEA Games 2017 will be held this evening at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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24 April 2017

Installation of 15th YDP Agong

Nalanda Buddhist Society members celebrate the official installation of His Majesty Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia, today.

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11 April 2017

Cancel unfair and restrictive rules

Leading Malaysian paper ‘The Star’ yesterday headlined the news on controversial guidelines regarding the construction of non-Muslim places of worship, which came into effect this January in Selangor.  Predictably, the introduction of such unfair and discriminatory rules, and in such a stealthy and sudden fashion without adequate consultation with affected communities, has upset a great number of non-Muslims throughout the country.

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9 February 2017

‘Thaipusam’ celebration today

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Hindu friends who observe ‘Thaipusam’ today a fulfilling celebration of faith and devotion.  May your wholesome deeds be rightly blessed.

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12 December 2016

Long Live Their Majesties

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah who is stepping down as the 14th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong today after a successful five-year reign.  His Majesty was elected Malaysia’s Supreme Ruler for the second time on 13 December 2011.  He was the country’s 5th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975.

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5 October 2016

Buddhist organisations can do more

On Sunday, Bro. Tan addressed the issue of false Buddhist teachings that are prevalent in a large portion of the community.  Some preachers are using Buddhist concepts such as ‘kamma’ and ‘rebirth’ to dupe gullible devotees into parting with their money and sponsoring unnecessary and ineffectual rituals.  The performance of such rituals is not in accordance to the letter and spirit of Buddhism.

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16 September 2016

Celebrating the 53rd ‘Malaysia Day’

Article by Dr. Tan Ho Soon

Back in 1963, the peoples of Malaya and the former British colonies of North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore decided to form a federation of 14 states and territories under a federal government based in Kuala Lumpur.  Thus on 16 September that year, a country named ‘Malaysia’ was born of that aspiration.  In August 1965, Singapore left the federation to become an independent republic.  The other 13 states have continued to persevere as a nation until today.

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31 August 2016

Nalanda’s Merdeka Day Message 2016

Today, Malaysians celebrate the 59th anniversary of our nation’s independence.  We are grateful for the relative peace and stability that our nation has enjoyed over the decades.  We are also thankful for the invaluable services rendered by honourable civil servants and principled civic leaders to the development of Malaysia.  We owe those unsung heroes a debt of gratitude in ensuring our country’s progress despite facing severe challenges in nation-building.

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21 August 2016

Real ‘winner’ at the Olympics

After two weeks of competition, the first Olympic Games to be held in South America will draw to a close later today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The Malaysian team had their best ever performance at an Olympics by winning 4 silver medals and one bronze medal.

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