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Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) welcome and appreciate the 25 prominent Malay leaders, who publicly supported a debate regarding all suggestions related to Syariah law. As a Muslim, this needs a lot of courage and responsibility. Malaysia is a country that rules with The Doctrine of Mean, all government’s policy must take the welfare of all the people into consideration, including the feelings of all races. The speech of political leaders must also present the perception and attitude of a National Leader, and they must abandon narrow-minded thinking and extreme behaviour.
We, members of the Buddhist community in Malaysia, learned with great grief and shock over the latest wave of violence led by a Sinhala Buddhist organisation, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS, Buddhist Power Force) against the Muslim community of the south-west of Sri Lanka in the towns of Aluthgama, Beruwala, Velipenna and Dharga.
2014 marked the 10th anniversary for the YBAM National Service Program Special Committee. During the 10 years, the committee had been continuously carrying out interaction camps for the National Service Program’s instructors and facilitators. This enabled both the instructors and facilitators to be trained and having a platform to share their experiences. On the 12th to 14th of December 2014, YBAM came up with an innovative effort by organising an Adolescent Dharma Class Teachers Training Program, with the theme "When New Age meets ONLIFE teacher". The training camp was held at Petaling Kwan Inn Temple, Selangor.
The 2014 National Young Buddhist Fellowship (YBF) Leadership Training Camp was successfully held from 4 to 7 December 2014 at Taman Lagenda Gunung Lendang, Johor. This leadership training camp was organised by YBAM, co-organised by YBAM Johor State Liaison Committee, supported by IM4U together with Yayasan Belia Buddhist Malaysia. The event received overwhelming response from 208 young Buddhists all over Malaysia of whom 160 qualified participants were selected.
Yayasan Belia Buddhist Malaysia (YBBM) and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) co-organised a Flood Support Plan, bringing help to elder folks in Lembing.
On that day, more than 30 Buddhist youth, undergraduate Buddhist youth and Young Buddhist Fellowship join the programme and accompany all the elder folks, accompanying them around to shop, eat YeeSang, and chatting etc, ensuring that they can felt surrounded by happiness, loving, caring and warmth during the festive season.
The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) expressed its deepest concern on the recent flood disaster and launched a Flood Relief Fund to collect donation. The fund collection started from 26 December 2014 till 17 January 2015, with the objective to help unfortunate flood disaster victims.
First, I wish everyone an auspicious beginning of a new year. This year is the year of the Goat that gives us the impression of meek, honestly living, nonaggressive, and will not strive for power and profit. But some feel that honest people tend to be on the losing side, making them easy to be taken advantage by other people, thus showing foolishness, less clever and smart as others.
The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) wishes to express its deepest concern on the recent flood disaster and has started collecting donation.