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YOUNG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA 23rd BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS

Saturday, 11 June 2016 15:12

Religion

1. YBAM urges the Government and its relevant Ministries and Departments to have more consultations with authentic Buddhist organisations on issues related to Buddhism in Malaysia. This will prevent public confusion about the authenticity of organisations that claim to be Buddhist. At the same time, the Government should support YBAM’s initiative to invite more authentic Buddhist speakers from overseas to propagate Buddhism in the country for the benefit of the Buddhist community.

2. YBAM strongly oppose the tabling of bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in the Parliament, as this bill contradicts the secular nature of our constitution, and it is against the Malaysia social contract and it is not suitable for a multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysian society. This move will lead to constitutional crisis and affect the national unity.

Current Social Issues

1. YBAM urges the Government to look into the state of corruption seriously, and to respect the independence of the judiciary, in order to protect the rights of the citizen.

Adolescences

1. YBAM urges the Ministry of Education to liaise with YBAM as the reference body for any matters relating to secondary school Buddhist societies, including the request to establish Buddhist societies.

Community

1. YBAM urges member organisations to organise activities that inspire the community to the practice of the Dharma.