GEORGE TOWN, Apr 13 – The 11th World Chinese Buddhist Sangha Congress was officiate by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on this morning at the Bayview George Town Hotel. He said the opening remarked on the importance of religious freedom but more so on the deeper meanings of mutual respect and cooperation among the different faiths in Malaysia.
The 11th World Chinese Buddhist Sangha Congress was attracted many prominent Malaysian and overseas members of the Sangha (Buddhist monks and nuns) participated in this event which will be last for 3 days at the Bayview George Town Hotel. World Chinese Buddhist Sangha Congress, is an organisation which unites all Chinese Buddhist, holding seminars, camps, and training all around the world to improve the quality of Sangha.
Today, the 11th World Chinese Buddhist Sangha Congress was organised by the Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA), activities included a series of lectures on the development and propagation of Chinese Buddhism worldwide and to commemorate the late Rev. Bai Sheng, a Taiwanese Buddhist monk who mooted the idea for a worldwide Chinese Buddhism fellowship. Also present were State Assemblyman of Air Itam, YB Wong Hon Wai; MBA president and former Kek Lok Si abbot Rev. Jit Heng.