Wesak Day in Malaysia

Wesak Day is a holiday observed traditionally by the devout worshipers of Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One. Wesak Day is celebrated by Buddhists throughout the world especially in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and South East Asian countries which include Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. Wesak Day, or sometimes known as Wesakha, is informally referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’, with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. The holiday is usually known by its Sanskrit name in Mahayana Buddhist traditions.

Wesak Day marks the three major events in Buddha’s life, namely his birth, his enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana. The commemoration of these events on Wesak Day usually begins at dawn at Buddhist temples throughout the country. Devotees gather to meditate on the Eight Precepts. Monks in saffron colored robes chant the sutras in unison. A candle procession is the highlight of the celebration, and at the same time, offerings of prayers, joss sticks, and incense, giving food to the needy and donations are also made. Much to the delight of all devout Buddhists (and those non-celebrating as well) in Malaysia, Wesak Day is considered one of the national public holidays.

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There is a wide variety when it comes to determining the exact date of the Wesak Day celebration. Various lunar calendars are used in different traditions to determine the date. Those who celebrate Wesak Day in Korea, Japan and China usually mark the celebration on 8th of April each year. Regardless of the different dates for the celebration of the holy day, Wesak Day is observed by all sects of Buddhist and observances by the devotes on that day include ‘bathing’ the Buddha, giving to charity, abstaining from meat through the consumption of vegetarian food, meditation and observing the eight percepts.

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Every year in Malaysia, thousands of devotees from all walks of life gather in the spirit of Buddha. At the Malaysian Buddhist Association, ardent devotees queued patiently to take turns to bathe the Buddha statue, which is a special ritual that represents the purification and cleansing of one’s soul. Aside from that, devotees who go into the shrine hall are able to light the lotus-shaped candles and seek Buddha’s blessings. At the end of the prayers, well-wishers and devotees come together to dine on simple offerings of vegetarian food and drinks.

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Wesak Day 2012 takes place on the 5th of May. The Wesak Day Parade starts at 7pm at the Buddhist Temple Maha Vihara, in Brickfields, an area just outside of the city center. From there the parade slowly makes its way to the Bukit Bintang area. I am not 100% sure if the parade follows the same route each year, but it is certain that they will pass Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Bukit Bintang at some point in the evening. From the city center the parade makes its way back to Brickfields again, where the last decorated floats arrives around 11pm.

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If you want to witness the actual start of the parade, make sure you are in the Brickfields area well before the parade departs; the streets will be jammed around that time. Tourists that are staying in the Bukit Bintang area should head over to the purple/brown HSBC building along Jalan Sultan Ismail for the best views. Those staying in Chinatown will be able to see the parade in front of the Central Market and later when it returns from KLCC, also along Jalan Pudu in front of Pudu Central.

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Route Wesak Day Parade

Last year JAF from Asian Peanuts made a nice map that depicts the route that is usually followed. The official Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple has published a Wesak Day 2012 schedule. Below JAF’s map of the Wesak Day Parade.

Suggestions?

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29 comments on Wesak Day in Malaysia

  1. Karen
    7 years ago
    May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Please advice road for tomorow

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  2. wendy
    6 years ago
    May 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

    please advise is there any candle light procession this year 2017?
    I would like to follow.

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    4 years ago
    March 31, 2019 at 12:05 am

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  4. lee
    1 year ago
    August 22, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Dear brother and sister,

    I am Myanmar who working in Malaysia more than 10 years and I would like to explain about SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. Therefore, recently I stayed at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), Taiping, Perak. I am very close with Ven. U Nandiya Maha Thero.

    My monk Ven. U Nandiya is very good heart and compassion to everyone in the world, also I heard when he stayed at Kuala Lumpur Buddhist Temple, he lend donation money to President of Temple(Datuk Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak) with amount RM20,000.00 only and he said that money belong to Myanmar society in Malaysia.

    On the other hand, my monk said, also many things happened when he stayed there because committees always disturbing, I am very sadly about that matter, why committees are very poor and crooks. Others Temple, people come to Temple to respected Buddha and Monks, also give red packet to monks. Why this Temple, monks must give money to committees, this is opposite.

    If anyone receive or read this message, please inform to DATUK YIP KUM FOOK to return that amount to my monk as soon as possible.

    My monk contact place:

    Ven. U Nandiya
    Sasana Daja Buddhist Temple
    49 Bombay Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.
    Tel: (02) 9649-8124

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  5. lee
    1 year ago
    October 12, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Datuk Yip Kum Fook attacked Buddhist monk
    written by heng , March 28, 2010
    2.Ven. Phra Piya Thammo,
    Rumah Pangsa
    Blk A-7-9- Jln Padang Tembak,
    11400 Pulau Pinang,
    Malaysia

    Dear Devotees,

    Before I commence of my letter-writing toward. All of you, I would like to inform all of you that I am not satisfy with the lawyer, Dato YIP KUM FOOK due to his bad inspirit impressions because he sent an inspector to come to our Buddhist Temple to arrest me without any good reason, moreover, the lawyer, YIP KUM FOOK is not satisfy with Chief monk.

    When the Chief monk had me to go to his Temple already and he went away and left me alone to take care until Chief monk come back to the Temple first and he also told me not to leave the Temple if any committees or the chairman want to chase me out, you don’t leave the Temple at all understand? Then I said, alright? To the chief monk! On the second Day, YIP KUM FOOK came to our Temple and talk to me. He tired to make some inquiry from me and he asked me, where I come from? I told him that I came from Penang.

    Then, I told to the lawyer (YIP KUM FOOK) that the chief monk came to Penang and fetch me and invited me to accompany him to go to his temple in K.L. I am not aware that YIP KUM FOOK is not in a good terms with the chief monk, chief monk already in this way, YIP KUM FOOK try to create trouble with me unnecessary. That is why, the lawyer want to chase me out of the Temple. Then I asked the lawyer, why you want to chase me out of the temple? Moreover, the Temple is not belonging to you, UNDERSATAND? Then, I asked him, who are you? I don’t know you at all, you have no right to chase me or control me at all, UNDERSTAND? You are just like a layman only. Do you know the regulations that any the chairman or committee cannot control the monks and the Nuns at all, also UNDERSTAND?

    I scolded him like that. Then the lawyer (YIP KUM FOOK) is not satisfy with me and he told me that he will called the police to come to the Temple and arrest me. I told him to go ahead and called the police to come and arrest me. I won’t run away, I said to him like that. I have done nothing wrong toward you, why you want to arrest me? He said, he doesn’t like me to stay here. I asked him, why? Again. After this he got very angry with me, then he phoned up to the police and the police came to the Temple and told me to leave the Temple.

    I told to the inspector of the again, 1 am sorry, I won’t leave the Temple because the chief monk had instructed me not to leave the Temple without his consent, UNDERSTAND? Then the inspector told me to leave, again. I told him I cannot leave the Temple because the Chief Monk hasn’t come back yet. This time, the inspector got very angry with me and he took out his handcuff and try to threaten me, then I immediately show off my hands for him to lock me up but he scare, then again, the inspector told me leave the Temple again but I still don’t want to leave the Temple.

    Then I phoned up to the chief monk again and I told him that the inspector insisted want to arrest me, you better come back to settle the case for me. After this incident, Chief Monk came back to the Temple and take me to go to another temple and stay their. That’s all about this incidents! Last of all, I would like to inform all of you, that no committees or the chairman can control all the monks and Nuns at all also UNDERSTAND? “They are higher than the King,” also! So how can the laymen, the committees and the chairman to control them: – EVEN THE KING ALSO RESPECTED THE MONKS AND NUNS. Why the chairman doesn’t respect the monks and nuns? They will carry the sins later on, UNDERSTAND?

    Yours in Dhamma

    Ven. Phra Piya Thammo
    Penang, Malaysia
    Tel: 04-48272710

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  6. DAVID
    1 year ago
    November 2, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Dear All MCA Members in respect,
    That Yip Kum Fook of head Gombak and Yip Jiun Hann MCA Youth chief Gombak or father and son trying to grab the High Committee MCA party on this December
    We hope that members of MCA party considering profuse, please not vote to people have two faces because their behaviour are very bad for Chinese community in Malaysia.
    They used the power politic to cheating female, destroying others family , until the money SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KL ,and dare swallow money of Buddhist temple and Indian temple land in Taman Daya he was burning to getting rich for own greed.
    If this kind of opportunist groups supported the MCA party and we believe that this MCA party will not grown forever.
    SAMNAK SAMBODHI COMMITTEES

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  7. mr lee
    1 year ago
    November 18, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Dear All MCA Members in respect,
    That Yip Kum Fook of head Gombak and Yip Jiun Hann MCA Youth chief Gombak or father and son trying to grab the High Committee MCA party on this December
    We hope that members of MCA party considering profuse, please not vote to people have two faces because their behaviour are very bad for Chinese community in Malaysia.
    They used the power politic to cheating female, destroying others family , until the money SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KL ,and dare swallow money of Buddhist temple and Indian temple land in Taman Daya he was burning to getting rich for own greed.
    If this kind of opportunist groups supported the MCA party and we believe that this MCA party will not grown forever.
    SAMNAK SAMBODHI COMMITTEES

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  8. DAVID
    1 year ago
    November 24, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Dear brothers and sisters who love the Dharma
    Let me tell you the history about SANNAK SAMBODHI, TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR. Last time we were members of the temple but now we are very far apart because now the committee members are very proud of the activities or duties of the temple.
    On the other hand, the current president of the temple is YIP KUM FOOK and son YIP JIUN HANN. His son always said to the devotees: THIS TEMPLE IS MY FATHER’S TEMPLE. Or is it my father’s property…we are silent because We know this temple very well where it came from…
    Now the members of the temple committees are their only group. Others cannot join as members and use Myanmar monks only for service and blessing. Only Myanmar monks are very smart (All monks from Myanmar have the rank of DR or PH. D), but the disciples(devotees) here are very confused because the disciples here have never heard of that name(titles).
    If we understand the teachings of Buddhism that creates BAD KARMA. will receive what has been done

    by the previous committee
    Samnak Sambodhi, Desa Jaya, Kepong, KL

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  9. lee
    12 months ago
    December 7, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Please share to all Malaysian MCA Members,
    Some MCA leaders such as YIP KUM FOOK (lawyer, MCA Gombak) and Yip Jiun Hann (MCA Gombak youth) are immoral and their names are very bad in Selangor. Especially in Kepong, Selayang, Rawang and other places, such as eating money SAMNAK SAMBODHI, DESA JAYA, KEPONG, damaging other people’s families …… ..behaving so badly.
    They are trying to tell us to support Donald lim Siang Chai, if this group wins in the MCA party, I am sure the MCA party will sink forever in Malaysia
    Don’t fall into the trap, support Dr. Wee Ka Siong
    SAMNAK SAMBODHI COMMITTEES

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  10. mr lee
    11 months ago
    January 3, 2022 at 5:01 am

    SHARING MESSAGES BY MAYANMAR GROUPS ABOUT YIP KUM FOOK AT SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG…..
    Dear Sir and Madam,
    We are Myanmar group in Malaysia; we lived in Malaysia over decade and always went to one of SAMNAK SAMBODHI Buddhist temple in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur and we were very sad and regretting with the committees of temple because they are using our monks in wrong conception of Buddhist teaching or Buddhist rules. We came to temple to help our monks and respected of our religion.
    That temple is president of name: YIP KUM FOOK(lawyer), that our monks said and he is invited our monks from Myanmar to in charge of that temple but without pay anything to our monks, added he and his not respecting of our monks and sometime he ordered of his people to collected item such as paper, mineral water etc. without inform any words to our monks. In our religious believed we can’t take anything of holy place, if we done we are sin.
    In pervious, our monk said the committees always asked money from him, when our monks gave RM20,000.00 in cash on 2001 to the committees, then committees keep silent, later committees make problem with our monk again and cancelled of our monk Visa permit to stayed in Malaysia, then our monk, Sadayaw Nandiya) go to Australia and our monk not come that temple at long time. “YIP KUM FOOK gave our monk notebook computer for to cover of that amount of money our monk said”
    Many local people around temple said, now no more people come to this temple because committees is always make problem and we are heard from local people said: YIP KUM FOOK ordered of his people to put fire of Hindu temple at Taman Daya, Kepong because he needed that place to make his business about many years ago. “Everybody known what he done for Hindu temple at Taman Daya, Kepong”

    Last time also he invited police to arrest the monks at holy place(temple) and locked the temple without afraid and shameful of people because he believed committee is big and has more authority, also his son always says to people: this temple is belonging of his father. “This temple donated from public, we are work hard for this temple”

    This temple the committees always changed the monks, now they change the new monk to in charge of temple, this new monk also complaint the bad things of committees because committees also wait for donation box only, they without help anything to our monks. And committees controlled of our monks not to talk more or complaint more, our monks lived there as slaver and afraid of committees’ members.

    In new building where remaining of Buddha statue marble; we have renovation of Buddha statue because that Buddha statue is put very low, we lift to highest the committees don’t like and unhappy. In our country, anyone be able to come temple to worship the Buddha but in Malaysia is different temple controlling by committees.
    We hope everyone preserve of Buddhist teachings, and please safety of our monks, not see only money as this of temple. When we asked some of our people (Myanmar) and local people, the committees are very low of idea because is very narrow mind and without education of religions. And committees will not be disturbing of our monks, monks are like our father to take care of Buddhism and temple is like our place of resolving of our problem.

    Recently, our monk (Sadayaw Ashin Indaka original from Madalay, Myanmar) has been staying in this temple also unhappy because the committees are not pay anything to him, he is working in hardly to advise people and we also unhappy and very sad when heard the bad news from our monks. Sometime the committees people came and shouting in the temple without have any reason and done what they need to do, our monk said, the committees of this temple don’t have Buddhist teachings in their mind, may be next time Buddhist can destroy.
    From Myanmar Buddhist group in Malaysia but many word complaint by local Buddhist community in Malaysia.

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  11. DAVID
    9 months ago
    February 20, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Dear All MCA Members in respect,
    That Yip Kum Fook of head Gombak and Yip Jiun Hann MCA Youth chief Gombak or father and son trying to grab the High Committee MCA party on this December
    We hope that members of MCA party considering profuse, please not vote to people have two faces because their behaviour are very bad for Chinese community in Malaysia.
    They used the power politic to cheating female, destroying others family, until the money SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KL, and dare swallow money of Buddhist temple and Indian temple land in Taman Daya he was burning to getting rich for own greed.
    If this kind of opportunist groups supported the MCA party and we believe that this MCA party will not grow forever.
    SAMNAK SAMBODHI COMMITTEES
    Sharing by Saw Chee Thiam, Selayang

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  12. mr lee
    8 months ago
    April 7, 2022 at 3:16 am

    Dear brother and sister,

    I am Myanmar who working in Malaysia more than 10 years and I would like to explain about SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. Therefore, recently I stayed at SASANARAKKHA BUDDHIST SANCTUARY (SBS), Taiping, Perak. I am very close with Ven. U Nandiya Maha Thero.

    My monk Ven. U Nandiya is very good heart and compassion to everyone in the world, also I heard when he stayed at Kuala Lumpur Buddhist Temple, he lends donation money to President of Temple (DATUK YIP KUM FOOK, MCA Gombak) with amount RM20,000.00 only and he said that money belong to Myanmar society in Malaysia.

    On the other hand, my monk said, also many things happened when he stayed there because committees always disturbing, I am very sadly about that matter, why committees are very poor and crooks. Others Temple, people come to Temple to respected Buddha and Monks, also give red packet to monks. Why this Temple, monks must give money to committees, this is opposite.

    If anyone receive or read this message, please inform to DATUK YIP KUM FOOK (president of Temple) to return that amount to my monk as soon as possible.

    My monk contact place:

    Ven. U Nandiya
    SASANA DAJA BUDDHIST TEMPLE
    49 Bombay Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.
    Tel: (02) 9649-8124

    With kindness

    KO KO NAING
    Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
    Anyone visiting this Buddhist Temple must be careful with the committee members as they can suck your money and the president of the Temple is also more sucking monks’ money already, add and call the police to arrest Buddhist monks…. And please share this message with your friends and everyone you know

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  13. mr lee
    8 months ago
    April 11, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Dear brother and sister

    We want to mention the Malaysian Buddhist Association or Malaysian Buddhists because here Buddhists are very weak and stupid in practicing the Buddhist Dhamma in daily life. Why?

    The Temple Committee can collect monks’ money at any time and they can also expel monks from the temple at any time

    In our country, we need to respect the monks as the highest refuges like the Triple Gems (Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha) and the monks are our advisors to give the Buddhist teachings to live in happiness and harmony

    On the other hand, we need to send a message to the Buddhist world to protect and understand the committee of what Buddhist temples have done badly to local Buddhist monks and visitor monks.

    Therefore, we will protect our monk as His Majesty. U Nandiya (SASANA DAJA BUDDHIST TEMPLE, AUSTALIA) because YIP KUM FOOK as the president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, Yip Kum Fook cheated our monk’s money of RM20,000.00 but was never given to our monk in a single cent, there are very sadly for our monk

    Where place to contact my monk and please contact our monk as soon as possible… Mr. Yip Kum Fook, you understand!

    VEN. U NANDIYA
    SASANA DAJA BUDDHIST TEMPLE
    49 Bombay Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.
    Tel: (02) 9649-8124
    Or
    SASANARAKKHA BUDDHIST SANTUARY (SBS)
    Taiping, Perak, Malaysia

    With kindness
    KO KO NAING

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  14. lee
    7 months ago
    May 6, 2022 at 11:09 am

    In this world YIP KUM FOOK is very lucky because he is a lawyer do not have to study law, also do not have to go to law school, other lawyers have to study law for up to six years to become a full lawyer

    YIP KUM FOOK is a good friend of mine and he is a businessman as furniture items in Taman Daya, close to Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong and also he is like playing politics, in 1990 something he became MCA chairman in Taman Daya, Kepong…

    Later, he became the president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong in 1994 something and he rejected the old president (Shia Kok Sun), then he took the presidency at that time, that everyone knows about it, in what happened at SAMNAK SAMBODHI

    He wants to be a lawyer because he wants to play politics, many politicians have some degree or gradually in education, and he also follows people in what they have, he does not see himself from what he came, now many know the origin of YIP KUM FOOK as well…..

    Ah Chin, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong

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  15. DAVID
    7 months ago
    May 6, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Saudara-saudara dan Saudari-saudari yang di hormati
    Untuk keadilan dan martabat Buddhist, (Maruah Sami Buddhist dan Kuil SAMNAK SAMBODHI) Kami Ahli Parti Keadilan Rakyat tetap akan memberi segala pertolongan bagi mempertahankan, sekiranya Peguam Yip Kum Fook, MCA Pengerusi Gombak terus kacau Sami Buddha atau cuba memusnahkan kebudayaan Buddhist dengan kurang ajar

    Ladies and gentlemen are in respect
    For justice and values Buddhist, (dignity of monks and the Buddhist Temple of SAMNAK SAMBODHI) We the People’s Justice Parti Keadilan Rakyat will continue to give all help to preserve, suppose that lawyer Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak Chairman continues to disturbs Buddhist monks or try to destroy Buddhist culture with disrespectful

    为了正义和佛教的尊严,(佛教僧侣和佛寺的荣誉SAMNAK SAMBODHI),我们人民公正党将提供一切帮助保卫,如果马华公会鸱唛区主席叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak) 继续无耻的凌乱僧侣或试图摧毁佛教的文化

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  16. lee
    7 months ago
    May 9, 2022 at 11:02 am

    we would like to inform everyone about YIP KUM FOOK in what he did bad karma in the past with Buddhist monks because this YIP KUM FOOK pushed many Buddhist monks from SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong … and the temple locked doors and so on

    YIP KUM FOOK is worse than a ghost for cheating Myanmar money, and some info is here … https://committeesamnaksambodhi1.blogspot.com/2019/01/ he will suffer and his family will also be destroyed in the future, his karma will cause him to die

    Many know about YIP KUM FOOK in kepong area because he cheated everyone and cheated women, in his brain full of money

    Noted to everyone and care about who is name YIP KUM FOOK and family of YIP KUM FOOK

    By Ah Lam, Kepong Baru

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  17. lee
    7 months ago
    May 16, 2022 at 10:47 am

    This YIP KUM FOOK forced the Buddhist monk out of the temple and locked the Temple gate, then he also called the police to arrest the monk in the temple and he called his thugs to come harass the monk as well

    Now many know about YIP KUM FOOK and what he did before, a lot he cheated in Kepong area, he will suffer relentlessly in his life, and the next time he dies, his family generation will carry on his bad karma

    YIP KUM FOOK is a lawyer but his character and attitude are not like a lawyer because he can deceive various people and do bad things without embarrassing people, everyone knows you are not a law student, you pay money to get a certificate, if you are a true lawyer you have to understand the law

    When we got to know him in Taman Ehsan in 1989, that time we opened the official SAMNAK SAMBODHI and he was the MCA chairman in Taman Daya, Kepong, and also a business as a furniture shop, he was not the founder of SAMNAK SAMBODHI and also he was not a committee member of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI, also he was not a lawyer at that time

    Now the life of his drama will be open to the public to know, he will cannot close in what he did before, in one day it will open all .. at that time, he will suffer and vibrate for a lifetime

    Next time he must answer the Buddhist devotees because Buddhists will ask the question of where the Temple money is lost, Ms. Lim was appointed president of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

    Share by Ah Thong, Taman Ehsan

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  18. lee
    6 months ago
    May 21, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    The largest rebel against Buddhists and Hindu in Malaysia is YIP KUM FOOK and he is a lawyer in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, maybe his lawyer is a fake certificate because he is not like someone who studied law. Lawyers must be at least 6 years to study, but we’re the same age, but we’ve never seen him take that class because YIP KUM FOOK is busy with a furniture store business in Kepong area

    He ordered the people to burn the Hindu Temple in Taman Daya, Kepong because at that time he was the MCA chairman in Taman Daya and he had power there, the other because he needed a place to set up his furniture shop business

    In Buddhism, he was the president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong in 1994, before the president of the temple was SHIA KOK SUN, YIP KUM FOOK this joined the committee members then he rejected SHIA KOK SUN, then he took over as president

    Happened at the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, from him taking over the presidential temple, was never peaceful and always a problem because he was a trouble maker, pushing the old committee and various making a mess in the Temple

    Instead, he defrauded a Myanmar monk (ven. Nandiya) of about rm20,000.00, called police and gangster to remove the Buddhist monk, a monk is from Penang (Ven. Piya Dhammo), and ordered his group to lock down the temple

    YIP KUM FOOK will receive his Karma in what he does, all the GODS have seen and always commented on him and he will suffer forever in this life and the next life… all need to care about YIP KUM FOOK…

    Description by Cikgu Cheong

    This is with your message Excellent and please share with everyone …. thank you … by Hindu groups in Malaysia

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  19. mr lee
    6 months ago
    May 30, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Anonymous said…
    About YIP KUM FOOK, it is better to you are escape from the Kepong area because you were my good friend in the previous days until today

    YIP KUM FOOK better leave Kuala Lumpur area because someone to report to police and Sentul Police Station and Breakfield Police Station want you

    We know you make more mistakes but you can’t run away from the country’s laws, on last time you can solve problems with pay money to shut people-mouth up, but now it’s different, now is the age of technology like the internet

    I hope, you will understand me what I said in the verses above, I love you in my heart like my brother and I will protect you from what people gossip about you..ok

    Lee, Selayang

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  20. lee
    6 months ago
    June 2, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    The secretary of SAMNAK SAMBODHI (YAP LEONG LAN) said, the temple always problems and she does not know what is always the problem and who always make problems, the problem does not stop because all donations and income from dirty money or fraudulent money

    This Temple built by Sangha members and devotees in Kepong or in Malaysia 30 years ago, the first in Taman Ehsan, moved Taman Desa Jaya, whose devotees are recorded in their minds always, need to think correctly, not destroy Buddhist shrines, the founders are not easy to set up in the beginning

    All committees need to take care of the Buddhist Temple because you work there and take care of there but, it is not easy for all things in the Temple and you need to know is the age of technology, everyone needs to use the internet for research

    Also don’t make Buddha ashamed because Buddha teachings are very important for human beings in the world and don’t think, Buddha teachings are for people in Kepong area only, please don’t destroy Buddha because Buddha is one of the great religions in the world, UN also praises Buddha

    We know your boss YIP KUM FOOK (president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI, lawyer, datuk….) but sometimes he cannot help your forever because YIP KUM FOOK so many people gossip on him in internet

    Sharing by Buddhist group in Kepong

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  21. mr lee
    6 months ago
    June 5, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Please see this YIP KUM FOOK cheated amounting to RM20,000.00, it belongs to VEN. U NANDIYA. Fundraising donation by Myanmar Devotees to buy large Buddhist marble for SAMNAK SAMBODHI in 2000 that Buddha Marble from Myanmar

    Information and signature in blogspot.com by YIP KUM FOOK and please be aware of the issue as all contributions to Buddhist teachings:

    https://committeesamnaksambodhi1.blogspot.com/2019/01/

    SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE at Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK) is president, Secretary (YAP LEONG LAN) and Treasurer (NG GOOT MEE)

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  22. chong
    6 months ago
    June 7, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    we are a Buddhist sangha community in Penang and we need to inform all Sangha in Malaysia and abroad because the last time our monks went to visit SAMNAK SAMBODHI, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur and we monks were kicked out by the Temple president

    we are a monk in Ven. Phra Piya Dhammo was a retired Singapore CID police officer, later he became a monk in Mahindarama, Penang. He practiced under Chief monks, Dr. Ven E Indaratana Maha Thero, Mahindarama Buddhist Temple, Penang, for five years, after which he travelled for Dhamma everywhere in Malaysia

    Ven. Phra Piya Dhammo said, he was very happy and peaceful to stay temporarily in SAMNAK SAMBODHI as it was associated with the higher knowledge and education of the monks, our Bhante said all the monks were very moral and kind like brothers.

    On one occasion, YIP KUM FOOK realized and got angry at our Bhante because this YIP KUM FOOK is the president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI and has the power to get rid of anyone in the Temple but our Bhante did not do anything wrong, also this president called the police, and his thugs to drive away(kick) we monk out of the Temple

    we saved and protected our Buddhist sangha from danger and bullying from someone, you (Bhante), you are not alone, we come to help you

    Forward by BUDDHIST SANGHA COMMUNITY IN PENANG

    Sharing by Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

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  23. chong
    5 months ago
    June 29, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    If you are a Buddhist monk from abroad to come and stay in any Buddhist association in Malaysia, any Buddhist monk should be more careful because some Malaysian Buddhist associations as committees are very dirty in their minds and they do not have Dhamma in their mind they (without Dhamma)

    For example, SAMNAK SAMBODHI one of Buddhist Temple (Malaysia Buddhist Association) located at Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong… YIP KUM FOOK as president, there is another more problem because the committee is like a ghost and animals

    Committees in SAMNAK SAMBODHI, they can collect any money from Buddhist monks, whose monks live in the Temple, one of our Myanmar Buddhist monks (VEN. U NANDIYA) lives there, the temple committee cheated his money about rm20,000.00, our monk is very sadly about that

    On the other hand, VEN. PHRA PIYA DHAMMO from Penang also committees at SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE remove him out, without any mistake, this is very stupid committees in the world

    If anyone reading this message, please forward it to anyone who knows…we will protect and save Buddhists teaching

    Sharing by Buddhist groups in Malaysia & Myanmar Buddhist People in Malaysia

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  24. DAVID
    5 months ago
    June 30, 2022 at 2:28 am

    The committee of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, the committee (YIP KUM FOOK) is red-eyed and jealous when they saw the monks have money, they planned to take money from the monks, who lived there would suffer and be dissatisfied. This is true at the Taman Desa Jaya Buddhist Temple

    their temple committee members have felt nothing, so many people complain about the internet, they also like to know nothing, you must know Buddhists not only in Taman Desa Jaya and Buddhists all over the world have believed and practiced Buddha Dhamma, Our Buddha is not enforcing you to believe his teaching understand!

    Don’t destroy the Dhamma and destroy the Sangha in Buddhism because we know you all are not interested in Buddhist teachings, you destroy the Sangha and you are not a Buddhist practice, you have to raise money from people’s donations only

    Who are kicked monks out from Temple or who related kicked monks, that people will heavy karma in their life in this life and next life, also your family generation life unstable in forever. If you are going somewhere, the others will kick you out from society, this is results of karma

    We know this YIP KUM FOOK well and we are known YIP KUM FOOK from him is a furniture shop business and truck driver to deliver furniture in Desa Jaya, Kepong, run an MCA party in Taman Daya, Kepong but you are in business, we are proud to be happy with you but not interfering with any religion

    We are writing this message over the internet because we want to warn you not to commit crimes against Buddhists (Sangha) anymore, you are the Datuk, the law, the president of any society, we don’t care, thank you very much.

    Sharing by people in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong and we are love Buddhist teaching

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  25. DAVID
    5 months ago
    July 1, 2022 at 1:12 am

    If you are a Buddhist monk from abroad to come and stay in any Buddhist association in Malaysia, any Buddhist monk should be more careful because some Malaysian Buddhist associations as committees are very dirty in their minds and they do not have Dhamma in their mind they (without Dhamma)

    For example, SAMNAK SAMBODHI one of Buddhist Temple (Malaysia Buddhist Association) located at Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong… YIP KUM FOOK as president, there is another more problem because the committee is like a ghost and animals

    Committees in SAMNAK SAMBODHI, they can collect any money from Buddhist monks, whose monks live in the Temple, one of our Myanmar Buddhist monks (VEN. U NANDIYA) lives there, the temple committee cheated his money about rm20,000.00, our monk is very sadly about that

    On the other hand, VEN. PHRA PIYA DHAMMO from Penang also committees at SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE remove him out, without any mistake, this is very stupid committees in the world

    If anyone reading this message, please forward it to anyone who knows…we will protect and save Buddhists teaching

    Sharing by Buddhist groups in Malaysia & Myanmar Buddhist People in Malaysia

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  26. DAVID
    5 months ago
    July 1, 2022 at 9:24 am

    My children (son and daughter) studied in the UK for about 6 years about the law but they are studied very hard and they passed the law as graduates of law, a law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. The primary service rendered by a law firm is to advise clients about their legal rights and responsibilities

    YIP KUM FOOK studied law but he didn’t know the law, he only cheated but he studied law to cheat his friend, he was a lawyer but useless, maybe taken a legal certificate to show people only, many people suspect he did fake laws or lawyers pay money only

    Lawyers have to study full time according to my experience, not study part time, this is what my children tell me and the course fees are also very high. Yip, I’ve known you for a long time, DON’T CHEAT ON ME OKAY!

    Yip! You play the girl in front of me but I keep quiet because you are my best friend, now you forget me and cheat on me, as your character is like a ghost

    From, Mr. Lim Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong

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  27. lee
    5 months ago
    July 8, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Many Myanmar devotees know about YIP KUM FOOK cheating Ven. U Nandiya money of RM20, 000.00, money collected by Myanmar devotees in Malaysia, also donation funds to buy marble Buddha statues from Myanmar, our monk (Ven. U Nandiya) said, YIP KUM FOOK always ask about donation money, then our monk gave it to him but our monk was also clever enough at asking for a letter of consent

    Now the letters are also appearing everywhere on the internet, this is not good for Buddhists and makes Malaysian Buddhist temples and Buddhist associations embarrassing, adding making people distrust Buddhist teachings around the world because now the news is so fast on social media

    we hope you resign as soon as possible, if you are still in your position as president of SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE will be damaged or collapsed, you are a really deceived person, now everyone really knows about you

    Sharing by Alex Ng, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong

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  28. lee
    5 months ago
    July 8, 2022 at 11:04 am

    YIP KUM FOOK (MCA Gombak) destroyed the Sangha in Malaysia from the early 2000s to today but he will suffer until he goes from this life or the next life depending on his karma according to Buddhist teachings, he could not run it in previous times.

    YIP KUM FOOK and his teams (2 police) came to Temple to force Sanghas out of the Temple, this is a rebel and insulted Buddhist teaching or insulted Buddha’s place (Holy place) “YIP KUM FOOK WILL FALL IN HELL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”

    Whoever commits that karma will reciprocate. Buddha taught people to be good people to abstain from all evil and evil deeds by doing good deeds and good deeds not to encroach on the animal world and fellow humans don’t give a damn

    Please share with everyone to know about big karma Buddhist teaching, this YIP KUM FOOK of president SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION, at Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong. Kuala Lumpur

    Shared by Tony Yap & Robert
    Buddhist Maha Vihara, 123, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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  29. DAVID
    5 months ago
    July 12, 2022 at 8:07 am

    We are the former committee members of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That we would like to inform about something like the history of the Temple to all Buddhists to know in Malaysia and other countries in the world

    This SAMNAK SAMBODHI was started in 1989, at Taman Ehsan by Sangha from Kelantan, there was a rental house for our Temple and our Master’s payment for the Temple, how difficult it was at that time but our Master was very patient in what matter for the Temple.

    We moved to No: 25 Jalan 5 Taman Desa Jaya, near Taman Daya in 1992 but the Temple here is no longer, then in 1993 again moved to the place now, we are knowing well about the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE

    Last time, SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE was very famous for various activities such as Dhamma Sunday School, free form five tuition on BM, Wesak Day celebration, Kathina celebration, Loy Krathong festival, blood donation, Chinese New Year Oil Lamp and others.

    This time is very different in the past and the committee hires foreign monks to take care of Temple only and sometimes the president of the Temple (YIP KUM FOOK) invites some Tibetan monks and Thai monks to wipe out their misfortune only, the Temple became a private place of the family

    How to embarrass the devotees, the committee must rethink the matter because of the Temple donation fund by the devotees

    Sharing by Lum Tuck choy, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong

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