MH 17

17 July 2017

3rd anniversary of MH17

2014 was the worst year in the history of Malaysian aviation, when two Boeing 777 airliners belonging to Malaysia Airlines were lost – MH370 vanished mysteriously over the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014; and MH17 was struck by a missile over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.  The two incidents resulted in a combined loss of 537 lives.

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17 July 2016

Second anniversary of MH17

It has been two years since the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, while on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.  The great loss of 298 innocent lives from that incident, and 239 lives from the earlier MH370 calamity, had cast a pall over Malaysia ever since.  Our nation is still reeling from the trauma of this double catastrophe.

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28 July 2015

Service Sunday & Memorial Service for MH17

On Sunday 19 July, in conjunction with the memorial service for MH17, Sis. Tan Yee Yong presented a Dhamma talk titled “Finding Peace in Turmoil”.  She shared a few stories and her personal experiences which inspired devotees.  Sis. Yee Yong elaborated on ‘Impermanence’ and the ‘Four Noble Truths’, quoting the ‘Ambalatthikā-rāhulovāda Sutta’ of Majjhima Nikāya.

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17 July 2015

First Anniversary of MH17 Tragedy

Today marks the first anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace, while on a routine flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17 July 2014.  All 298 people on board perished in the tragedy.  The great loss of lives from this horrific incident is still felt by many people.

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17 October 2014

3 months after the MH17 tragedy

Today marks three months since the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace, while on a routine flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17 July.  The great loss of lives from this horrific incident is still felt by our country and people.

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17 September 2014

Two months after the downing of MH17

It has been 2 months since the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace on 17 July, while on its routine flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.  The shock caused by this despicable act reverberated throughout the world – there was simply no excuse for such a horrific and senseless attack on an innocent civil airliner!

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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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21 August 2014

The most poignant journey home

Whenever a Malaysia Airlines flight from overseas lands at KLIA, there will always be that welcoming and reassuring on-board announcement – “…and to all Malaysians, ‘Welcome home’”.  For many citizens, that simple but familiar greeting never fails to warm our hearts.

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10 August 2014

Reflective Memorial Service for MH17

Report by Gan Bee Ching  |  Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng

On Wednesday 23 July, Nalanda Centre was filled with devotees who came to participate in a Memorial Service for the casualties of MH17.  Bro. Tan led devotees in pūja, chanting and Mettā meditation.  After which, a short but impactful video clip showing the last moments of MH17 and aftermaths of the tragedy was presented.  Following that was an inspiring Dhamma talk by Bro Tan.

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8 August 2014

In Remembrance – MH370

Today marks exactly 5 months since ‘MH370’ vanished over the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014.  The mystery of its disappearance remains unsolved; and the memory and pain of those who lost their loved ones remain fresh.  Since ‘MH370’, we have again been shocked by the crashing of a few other airliners in July, including another Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 – the ‘MH17’ – with a great loss of lives.

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