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The teaching of the traditional religions plays a vital role in the development of a country as well as promotes harmony in a plural society. Hence, religious education must be included in the Malaysian Education System and it must be in line with the National Education Philosophy. It is important to nurture respect and tolerance in our children by having them learn about and understand all major religions practiced in our country. The “Rohani” (Spiritual) aspect of the Malaysian Education Philosophy of the development of “Jasmani, Emosi, Rohani and Intelek” must be enhanced in our education of pupils of all religions in this country.

The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) strongly maintains that, just because the word “secular” was nowhere stated in any part of the Federal Constitution, it does not mean to say that Malaysia is not a secular state. The YBAM expressed its profound regret over the response during the question-and-answer session in Parliament by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nazri that Malaysia was “never declared a secular state”.

The Young Buddhist Association (YBAM) regrets that the recent published articles, questioning the proclamation of YBAM on the misleading teachings from a monk that deviate students from the right path of Buddhism, are exaggerative and nontextual.

YBAM: overlooks multi-religious education

Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00

The is putting emphasis on one stream of education and language even the religious education is heading a one medium of education , says the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM).

The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) recently received a correspondence from the Buddhist Society of a branch campus of a university in Kelantan, stating that members and other undergraduates are influenced by a Theravada monk, leading to transferrence of course of study, and strained relationship with the family members.

We, members of the Buddhist community, read with deep concern and sadness on the development in Myanmar particularly with the reported ongoing oppression and massacre the Rohingyas. We feel deeply for the struggle for survival and the rights of the Rohingya people and are deeply sadden by the loss of lives and the extensive damage of property.

Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) expresses its deep regret that the registration of Kedah Buddhist Association was suspended by the Kedah Registrar of Societies, without a thorough understanding of the details.

Puzhao Buddhist Vihara Building Fund

Tuesday, 01 June 2010 00:00

After 18 years of patiently liaising with various local authorities, Puzhao Buddhist Vihara now appears to be a reality. Construction work of Puzhao Buddhist Vihara finally resumed on February 2009.

Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia is having the 20th Biennial National Convention on June 4th to 6th, 2010 at the Long Hua Senior Citizens Community, Kulai, Johor. The Theme for the 20th Biennial National Convention is “Guided by Mission, Growing with Time”. YBAM is the leading organization for Buddhist youths in Malaysia. The past forty years has provided invaluable lessons for the YBAM, but as it steers into the future, it will meet new challenges facing our Buddhist youths with confidence but without compromising on its sacred mission. With rapid changes impinging all aspects of modern life, YBAM will utilize the teaching of Buddha on wisdom and compassion to respond to the contemporary needs and new emerging trends of Buddhist youths.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Dharma, Happy Wesak! Please be informed that the official Chinese website of YBAM Puzhao Buddhist Vihara (PBV) will be launched on 28/5/2010 during Wesak Day. YBAM urge all Buddhists as well as the public would access to this meaningful website, and make your contribution and donation to PBV. http://www.puzhao.org/index.php

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