Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has completed a 20-year reforestation project in Luasong near Tawau, Eastern Sabah. The ambitious but little-known project to plant 3 million rainforest trees began in 1998, which aimed at restoring the natural ecology to a former logged and largely degraded area.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tan Sri Adenan Satem and to the people of Sarawak, on the sudden passing of their Chief Minister. Tan Sri Adenan died of heart attack in Kuching this afternoon; he was 73. May he rest in Peace.
We would like to wish our Kadazan-Dusun friends in Sabah who are celebrating ‘Pesta Kaamatan’, as well as our Dayak friends in Sarawak who are marking ‘Hari Gawai’, a joyful and meaningful celebration! May you be blessed with good health, success, and happiness always.
Nalanda Buddhist Society members are deeply saddened by the loss of 18 lives in a recent earthquake which struck Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. On behalf of the Society, Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn Chow expressed her deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and loved ones of those who died in the tragedy.
At Nalanda Centre this morning, devotees gathered to dedicate merits to the casualties of two tragedies in the past week. Nineteen people died in the earthquake which hit Mount Kinabalu in Sabah; and at least 406 were confirmed dead while dozens were still missing in the ferry tragedy in Hubei, China.