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Penang News Vendors and Book Sellers Association members gathering for a special prayer for the safety of passengers and crew of MH370 at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Ipoh Lane in Jelutong.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians continue to unite in prayer for those missing on board MH370 and their loved ones.
Leaders of the various communities yesterday held a joint one-minute prayer at the Thean Hou Temple, said Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) president Daozhang Tan Hoe Chieow.
“We are constantly mindful of the plight of those on board the MH370 and pray for their safe return,” he said. “We also hope they will establish contact again.”
Besides these leaders, the Muslim community was represented by the Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs (ACCIN).
Council of Churches of Malaysia general-secretary Rev Dr Hermen Shastri said its member churches nationwide were encouraged to hold similar prayers during their worship services.
“We also asked them to keep them (the passengers and crew on board the missing flight) in their personal prayers during this season of Lent,” he said.
Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia KL and Selangor branch administration officer Chong Chuan Yit said volunteers had started holding a fellowship session for Buddhist families of the missing passengers.
He added that the half-hour sessions were to allow the families, based at Everly Hotel in Putrajaya, to gather and pray as well as send blessings to their loved ones.
“We did the first session this morning (yesterday) at around 10.30am. We plan to conduct it every day,” he said.
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