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


31 August 2015

Celebrating Malaysia’s 58th Independence Day

Today, 30 million Malaysians home and abroad celebrate the 58th anniversary of our country’s independence.  Arguably, much progress has been achieved since 1957, when the Federation of Malaya first took its nascent steps towards building a peaceful, prosperous and harmonious future.

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16 July 2015

Hari Raya Greetings from Nalanda

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends ‘Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri’ as they celebrate the arrival of Syawal tomorrow.  It is a wonderful time for family gatherings and for celebrating gratitude and forgiveness.

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17 May 2015

Multi-religious group visits places of worship

On Saturday 16 May, a multi-religious group led by Star Media Group CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai visited the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.  The group also paid visits to the Sam Kow Temple, Madrasatul Gouthiyyah, Tamil Methodist Church, Sri Sakthi Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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16 September 2014

Happy ‘Malaysia Day’ 2014

Today, we mark the 51st anniversary of the formation of “Malaysia”.  Our nation was born when the Federation of Malaya merged with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore in 1963.  (Singapore, however left the federation in 1965 to forge its own destiny.)

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30 August 2014

Malaysia – My Country, My Home

On 31 August 2014, we celebrate Malaysia’s 57th Independence Day.  Arguably, it has been a difficult year for Malaysia with the twin accidents of MH370 and 17 still fresh in our thoughts.  Yet we have faith that with collective will and unity, we can overcome such tragedies as one nation and people.

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22 August 2014

‘Selamat pulang’, MH17

Today, we receive the remains of 20 fellow Malaysians who perished on MH17 on their most poignant journey home.  We are united as a nation and people in prayer for all casualties and their loved ones.  May they be at Peace – ‘Santi’.

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17 April 2014

“Today, we lost a Malaysian”

In the early hours of 17 April 2014, Yang Berhormat Tuan Karpal Singh – prominent lawyer, politician, and Member of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor – died in a car accident on the North-South Highway en route to Penang.

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1 November 2013

Nalanda Officers attend Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue

On Friday 1 November, Nalanda Founder Bro. H S Tan, Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong, and Board Member Bro. Charlie Teng, together with Datin Seri Mah Ming Yuet and Ajahn Malee Praison, attended a Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue entitled “Peace & Sustainability”.  The Inter-faith Dialogue was jointly organized by Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM – the Malaysian Institute of Islamic Understanding), International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), and the International Movement for a Just World (JUST).  The dialogue was hosted by IKIM at their headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Read more

16 September 2013

Happy ‘Malaysia Day’!

Article by Dr. Tan Ho Soon

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of our nation.  On 16 September 1963, the Federation of Malaya merged with the newly-independent states of Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore to form a new nation – Malaysia.  Although Singapore later left the federation in 1965, ties between our two states have nevertheless remained close over the decades.

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31 August 2013

Nalanda’s Merdeka Day Message 2013

“A Maturing Nation”

Article by Dr. Tan Ho Soon

Today we celebrate our nation’s 56th Anniversary of Independence – ‘Merdeka Day’.  We are thankful to be able to observe this milestone in relative peace, harmony and prosperity.  We have to thank our forefathers and elders for their untiring work to hand us this inheritance which is Malaysia.  Our gratitude also goes to civil servants, private enterprises, good citizens and our foreign guest workers for helping us in the challenging task of nation-building.

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