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Volunteers, who treated Arbaiyah (left) like family, gathered at her place on the eve of her departure. [Photography by Eddie Chang Kheng Ho]

On December 4, 2018, Tzu Chi volunteers visited the severely-ill Arbaiyah before she returned to Indonesia to receive medical care. Volunteers brought along some basic supplies and a red envelope of blessings, and wished Arbaiyah a safe journey and speedy recovery on her return.

Tan Sock Peng (Left) and volunteers presenting Christmas gifts to David Raj’s family. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

David Raj and his family were in a difficult situation after he suffered a stroke. Fortunately, after countless physiotherapy treatments along with the encouragements from Tzu Chi volunteers, church members and loved ones over the course of more than a year, he has regained some of his physical strength and speech abilities. With Christmas around the corner, volunteers brought him a long-anticipated gift…

Tzu Chi volunteers handed out relief cash to the affected stall-owners. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

Fifteen hawker stalls at Restoran Limbok in Seremban were gutted by a big fire, affecting the livelihood of the stall-owners. Tzu Chi volunteers distributed relief cash on November 29, after assessing the damages.

The charity run, which took about a year to plan and prepare, attracted participation from over 2,300 people. [Photograph by Goh Yoong Khooi]

Tzu Chi Keningau organized a charity run to raise funds for the extension of the Keningau Hospital’s Haemodialysis Centre. It received positive support from the district council, hospitals, schools, religious organizations, Chinese associations, police bureau, voluntary organizations, and the public at large.

Volunteers presented gift packs filled with Deepavali goodies to the care recipients, wishing them a happy Deepavali. [Photograph by Chan Hin Yee]

Living in a multi-racial country, it is natural for Malaysians to celebrate festivities together as one big family, regardless of race and religion. With Deepavali a month away, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor especially organized a celebration event for its Indian care recipients and their families on October 7, 2018 at 11 locations, bringing smiles to the faces of this underprivileged group of people in conjunction with the festival of lights. In addition to performances, vegetarian food and festive packs, volunteers also arranged activities to promote filial piety among the attendees.

Volunteer Teo Hock Lin (back row, 2nd right) coordinated the Deepavali celebration for Sivagami and her family as they were unable to make it to the celebration at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall.  [Photograph by Wong Mun Heng]

Sivagami has been bedridden for many years. Therefore, she was unable to participate in any of the Deepavali celebrations held at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. On this particular year, Tzu Chi volunteers decided to bring the celebration to her home. At the same time, they have invited two families that were also under the care of Tzu Chi to celebrate this auspicious occasion together.

Rumah Penyayang Tzu Chi Likas in Kota Kinabalu shoulders the mission of safeguarding lives and enabling the patients to have peace of mind during their treatment periods. [Photograph by Tse Ning Siong]

A simple yet grand opening ceremony of Rumah Penyayang Tzu Chi Likas, a mid-way home located in a shop-lot with an area of over 4,000 square metres, in Taman Kingfisher industrial park, Likas, was held on September 27, 2018. This historical moment was witnessed by officers from government sector, medical personnel, Tzu Chi volunteers, lodgers at the mid-way home and their family members.

Volunteers presented cash relief to the victims. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

A rainstorm in Jelebu blew off the rooftops of some residential and shop units; furniture and other stuffs in the units were dampened. Tzu Chi volunteers from Seremban visited the affected families to assess the situation and comfort the victims, before holding a cash relief distribution at a community hall.

Volunteers giving out relief cash to the Kampung Lingkudau Tengah fire victims. [Photograph by Tony Lai]

On the night of August 4, 2018, a massive fire broke out and destroyed 11 houses at Kampung Lingkudau Tengah, affecting 218 people from 39 households. Fortunately, no one was injured. Tzu Chi volunteers borrowed the space of a local mosque to give out relief cash to the fire victims. They were touched by the gesture and grateful for the help rendered.

Volunteer Yeap Hoi Ting (2nd right) and Granny Lim are not blood related. However, they have fostered a grandmother-granddaughter like relation that makes others envy of them. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Although Lim Yoke Mee (fondly referred to as Granny Lim) and Tzu Chi volunteer Yeap Hoi Ting are not related, their close relationship resembled the love and trust between a grand-daughter with her grandmother. Residents in the nursing home, where Granny Lim stays, were amazed and extremely touched by the close bond between them which is difficult to comprehension.

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