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Granny Rajimah was sad about the fire. Volunteers immediately offered her some encouraging words. [Photograph by Foo Kee Luan]

At about 1.30 pm on August 2, 2016, a fire broke out at Kampung Paya, Tanjung Batu Tengah, Tawau. The cause of fire was due to an electrical short circuit; and as most of the houses were made of wood, they perished in the fire together with the villagers’ personal belongings and valuables.

Volunteer Koh Kum Seong was taken aback by a staff with her realistic portrayal of the victim’s wife. Though it was just a drill, she felt one could be utterly helpless when impermanence strikes. [Photograph by Yong Sui Mee]

On August 11, 2016, at about 10 am, an airplane with 150 passengers and crew members slid off the runway while attempting to land at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, killing 48 on board and injuring 58 more. This emergency drill sparked a brief media panic when passengers at the airport mistook it for real.

A free clinic and haircut is held for Muar long-term care recipients on the first Saturday morning every month. [Photograph by Huang Mei Zhen]

Tzu Chi Muar has been conducting free clinic and haircuts for their long-term care recipients on the first Saturday morning of every month. These services have been carried out for 13 years without fail. The missions of medical and charity has provided love and care for the care recipients and warmed the hearts of many.

Students of National Taiwan University cleaning the house compound of care recipients during home visits. [Photograph by Chai Pian Chun]

Students from National Taiwan University visited Tzu Chi Kuching to learn about the multi-cultural nation and participate in a home visit at Taiton town in Bau district. Besides helping former care recipients to clean the house, the two-day visit also enabled them to reflect on the impact of their lifestyles and habits on the environment.

The fourth MoU signed will extend the partnership for another five years. [Photograph by Chin Seiw Yin]

On July 20, 2016, representatives of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) arrived at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tzu Chi KL & Selangor. This fourth MoU will extend the partnership that is grounded in Great Love for another five years.

Muhammad Fiki, with encouragement by volunteers, thanked his mother Nanik Budiarni for raising him up. [Photograph by Quek Kah Hoon]

Umaikalsom grinned from ear to ear, a big contrast to her long face four years ago. Over the years, volunteers have presented goodie bag and blessings to her on the eve of Eid festival. Their friendship has stood the test of time, transcending race and religion.


More than 200 families were made homeless in a fire incident. An emergency relief was conducted by Tzu Chi to help ease the villagers. [Photograph by Tham Chee Hsung]

Not long after the last fire occurred on May 23, 2016 in Kampung Landung Ayang, a nearby village Kampung Tanjong Kapor was up in flames again leaving more than 200 families and over 1,000 people homeless. As most of the victims were Muslims, aid distribution was of great urgency to tide them over in view of the approaching Eid festival.

In conjunction with Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, Tzu Chi volunteers held a tea serving ceremony, making the elderly feel the warmth of a family. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

Since 2007, volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang have consistently visited residents of Tiam Yam Toh Teng, a home for the elderly. On June 11, 2016, volunteers celebrated Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, and brought along hot tea and fresh flowers for the residents.

The sincerest love and care could be felt in the heart even without a word said. [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

Vietnam is experiencing the worst drought and saltwater intrusion in a century. The dry spell since October 2015 has caused a sharp fall in harvest and badly impacted the livelihood of the local people, particularly the poor villagers who depended on agriculture. At the request of the local People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) and after due assessments, Tzu Chi decided to provide relief supplies to affected villagers of An Hiep and An Duc Communes in Ben Tre Province.

Tan Kim Nio, who is skilful in making Malay costumes, has for the first time made three costumes (a purple long dress and two orange outfits) for free for a Tzu Chi care recipient. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Tan Kim Nio, who is good in making Malay traditional costumes, had never made any clothes for free. But she took the unprecedented step of making free “baju kurung” and “baju Melayu” for single mother, Nurbaiti bte Mohamad, and her two sons respectively.

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