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Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund of YBAM reaches RM250,000

KUALA LUMPUR: The Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) has reached about RM250,000.

The association in a statement today said the fund raising campaign would be concluded this Friday.

The statement said YBAM also appealed to the public who wished to help the earthquake relief efforts to make the donation as soon as possible.

“Send the relief fund to the YBAM secretariat. All cheques are to be payable to the ‘Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia’ and should indicate the ‘Nepal Relief Fund’ at the back of the cheque,” the statement said.

The statement said members of the public may also directly bank in the cheques to YBAM Maybank account: 512231-313546 and send the bank slip to fax 03-7804 9021 or email to ybam@ybam.org.my.

Meanwhile, according to the statement, the second batch of the “Malaysian Buddhist Joint Relief Effort” team has arrived at the Nepal earthquake disaster area on May 7 to hand out tents and supply medical items to the victims.

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on April 25, followed by a powerful aftershock on May 12, killing at least 8,600 people and damaging property worth billions of dollars. – Bernama

Published Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 | 08:08 PM

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