14 October 2016

Tribute to King Bhumibol of Thailand

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Thailand over the demise of His Majesty Rama IX, the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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7 October 2016

Hurricane ‘Matthew’ devastates Haiti

The powerful Hurricane ‘Matthew’ struck islands in the Caribbean Sea earlier this week, leaving a string of destruction across Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.  In Haiti alone, more than 300 people have died from the storm and floods.

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14 September 2016

Huge storm threatens Taiwan and China

Super Typhoon “Meranti”, which is the strongest storm anywhere in the world in 3 years, is expected to hit the southern coast of Taiwan today.  Packing wind speeds of over 350kmh, “Meranti” threatens to bring devastation to Taiwan and Mainland China.

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11 September 2016

15 years after September 11th

Today marks 15 years since the worst terrorist attacks on the United States of America; the incident is commonly referred to as the September 11th attacks.  Almost 3,000 people lost their lives when four airplanes were hijacked and used as weapons to kill innocent lives and cause great damage to properties.

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25 August 2016

Cherished memories of four friends

Today we commemorate the 7th death anniversary of Sis. G.G. Tan, Sis. Julie Ang, Sis. Jennie Cheong, and Sis. Lee Ah Yem.  The four Dhamma friends passed away in an accident while traversing through Ladakh, India on a visit to perform charitable work there.

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25 August 2016

Saving lives against time

A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck Italy’s central mountainous region of Lazio in the early hours of Wednesday 24 August, causing extensive damage to several towns.  At least 240 people have died, and many more were injured or still trapped under collapsed buildings.

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20 August 2016

His name is Omran Daqneesh

At 5 years old, most little children around the world would be happily attending kindergarten and safely protected by their families; not living in fear every day of being killed.

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12 August 2016

Thailand hit by 11 bombs in 24 hours

From yesterday afternoon until this morning, suspected terrorists detonated 11 bombs in Southern Thailand within 24 hours, killing 4 people and injuring dozens more.  The bombing seemed to target mainly tourist centres of Hua Hin, Phuket, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, and Trang.

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5 August 2016

In the spirit of humanity and goodwill

Half way across the world today, the XXXI Olympiad will showcase its Opening Ceremony at 7pm local time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Every four years, some of the best athletes on Earth come together to compete in their chosen sports in amity and peace.  The true spirit of the Olympic Games is not about winning medals or glory for one’s race, but in promoting friendship across nations and peoples, as well as to unite humanity in sportsmanship and goodwill.

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17 July 2016

2nd 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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