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16 May 2018

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Message by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

Teacher’s Day is an important occasion on Nalanda Buddhist Society’s annual calendar because we are an educational institution.  Without education, we cannot have a civilization.

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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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9 May 2018

Day of resolve for Malaysia

Article by H. S. Tan

In the heat of our current election fever, let us stay cool for a moment.  Consider that the vast majority of Malaysians express love for our country, what does it actually mean to “love” Malaysia?

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6 May 2018

Bro.Tan’s speech on democracy

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan gave his weekly address at the Sunday Morning Service on 6 May where he talked about our democratic system of governance, and how we can play a role in strengthening it in the long-run.  He cautioned the electorate not to be emotionally-charged with anger or fear when making decisions; but rather through calm reflection and the proper evaluation of policies and candidates.

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1 May 2018

Happy “Nalanda Day” 2018

Message from Evelyn Chow, President of Nalanda Buddhist Society.

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society.  I feel blessed being around with so many members who are attending the Sixth National Members Convention here at Nalanda Centre.  There are many supportive conditions over the past 15 years which caused all of us to be here today – I believe our gathering is not by mere chance.

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27 April 2018

Chance for lasting peace in Korea

Article by the founder of Nalanda, Bro. H. S. Tan

Today, one of the last vestiges of the Cold War – the Korean Conflict – took a great leap forward to being resolved.  A remarkable moment in the history of our generation happened this morning, when Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, stepped into South Korea to meet with its President, Moon Jae-in.

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7 March 2018

Celebrating Women’s Day

In 1975, the United Nations adopted 8 March annually as the day to highlight the plight of women worldwide.  In many countries and cultures, women had been discriminated against in employment, social benefits, political processes, and even in religion.  The situation gradually improved with awareness coupled with changing attitudes, and by providing equal opportunities in education for women.

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15 February 2018

New Year message from Nalanda

The eve of Lunar New Year and the first day of the year tomorrow are two very important occasions for Chinese people.  After weeks, months, or even a whole year of hard work, everyone reunites to celebrate the ties that bind us as a family.

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9 February 2018

Let the games begin!

The 2018 Pyeongchang (平昌)Winter Olympics had just gotten underway in South Korea this evening.  The spirit of modern Olympics has always been the celebration of fraternity and friendship across race, religion, and nationality.  Let this be our common goal and principle throughout these games.

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