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Handing over of YBAM-Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund

The Buddhist Channel, April 20, 2011

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- On 16th April 2011, the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) initiated a Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund to assist victims of the earthquake and tsunami at Japan. As at 16th April 2011, a total amount of RM236,720.00 was collected.

<< Dr. Ong See Yew,President of YBAM(3rd from right) hand over the mock cheque to Sung Yeow Swee, BLIA Malaysia Chapter President(2nd from left) and witnessed by Ven. Jue Cheng, Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Malaysia and Singapore(4th from left).From left Seow Chye Hiap from BLIA, Edmon from SABS, Tan Yong Siew from BUBS, Hoi Jung Yee and Tang Kok Hong.

To ensure the funds collected will directly go to the victims concerned, YBAM entrusted two major international Buddhist organisations known as World Fellowship of Buddhists Headquarters and Buddha’s Light International Association World Headquarters for effective helping the earthquake and tsunami victims directly.

A ceremony was held on 17th April 2011 to hand over the funds to Buddha’s Light International Association World Headquarters, which was represented by BLIA Malaysia Chapter President Mr. Sung Yeow Swee. The handing over was witnessed by Ven. Jue Cheng, Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Malaysia and Singapore.

In his speech, President of the YBAM Dr. Ong See Yew thanked local Buddhist societies and the Buddhist community for their support of the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund raising activity.

"I hope that everyone will continue to show compassion to provide material support as well as religious blessing for the people in the disaster affected areas," says Dr Ong.

Names of donors are displayed on the YBAM website. For further details, please log on to www.ybam.org.my.

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