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FOWPAL promotes a culture of conscience at the 25th Eurasian Economic Summit

The Bell of World Peace and Love Rings in Turkey: Seven International Leaders Pray for World Peace

Exchange Among Influential Leaders

Dr. Akkan Suver, president of the Marmara Group Foundation, left, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of FOWPAL, center, and Abdullah Gul, president of Turkey (2007-2014), exchanged their ideas during the 25th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on June 9, 2022. Dr. Hong shared a book entitled The History of International Day of Conscience, documenting major events leading up to the United Nations’ designation of April 5 as the International Day of Conscience.

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The pain and suffering brought forth by the war between Russia and Ukraine that broke out a few months ago has allowed the people of the world to deepen their understanding about the importance of peace. The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) was invited by Dr. Akkan Suver, president of the Marmara Group Foundation, to participate in the 25th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on June 7-9.

Dr. Akkan Suver, who initiated the Eurasian Economic Summit, warmly welcomed all participants to the event, one of the world’s most important summits, which is held annually and brings together decision makers and experts in the fields of economics, politics, religion, energy, sociology, and security. Through dialogue, the Summit fosters active collaboration among leaders in various fields for sustainable development.

This year’s summit, under the theme of “Build Back Better,” focused on the post-pandemic era and the major impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the world, while addressing issues, such as new energy economy, global partnership, digitalization, a greener planet, dialogue among cities, food and commodity crisis, hunger, poverty, climate change, involuntary migration, and others. It was attended by hundreds of distinguished guests from over 40 countries, including heads of state and government, ambassadors, ministers, mayors, and leaders from all walks of life.

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of FOWPAL, delivered a speech, emphasizing, “We firmly believe that a culture of peace and a culture of conscience are the foundation that sustains all cultures of the world, and they are also the core of sustainable economic development. A good culture nurtures a good education while a quality education leads to a healthy economy. Through the promotion of a culture of conscience and conscience-driven education, and by integrating the strengths of other cultures and education systems, we will be able to foster national economic growth and usher in stability and prosperity.” He pointed out, “To resolve conflicts with love and conscience is the embodiment of great wisdom.”

FOWPAL has been promoting the International Day of Conscience and the importance of conscience in the past few years and has received warm responses during the Summit. FOWPAL was invited to deliver five sessions of cultural performances, including martial arts, dance, music, and singing. The fabulous performances and profound cultural meanings touched people’s hearts and electrified the audience. In the opening session of the summit, FOWPAL amazed the attendees with an elegant “Peacock Dance,” which symbolized love, peace, and warmth, brought blessings to the Summit, and conveyed FOWPAL’s best wishes for the end of the war and pandemic.

Young volunteers for FOWPAL also performed a number of inspiring songs, such as “We Can Change the World,” “A Prayer for Peace,” and “We Are One World,” conveying their voices and their vision of a united world where people treat one another as family, which was in line with the spirit of the Summit. Through these performances, FOWPAL encouraged people to work together and take action to create a peaceful and sustainable world. FOWPAL’s performances not only gave people a sense of joy and positive energy, but also spread the culture of conscience, which resonated with the audience.

Another highlight of the summit was the ceremonies of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love. The Bell of World Peace and Love, which weighs 240 kg and has consolidated the wishes for peace of over 400 leaders, rang in Turkey for the first time. On the closing day of the conference on June 9, the organizer invited FOWPAL to specially host the solemn ceremony of ringing the “Bell of World Peace and Love.” Seven influential leaders rang the Bell, including President Emil Constantinescu of Romania (1996-2000), President Filip Vujanović of Montenegro (2003-2018), President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia (2011-2014), President Petru Lucinschi of Moldova (1997-2001), President Fatmir Sejdiu of Kosovo (2006-2010), Dr. Akkan Suver, and Djabir Doko, Deputy Minister of Political System and Inter-Community Relations of North Macedonia. President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic (2000-2010), who rang the Bell in 2016 in India, also attended the summit.

Dr. Akkan Suver rang the Bell and stated, “For peace! For peace! For peace!” He said in the name of peace, stability, love, and world peace, the bell ringing ceremony was conducted. This was the first time that Dr. Suver participated in such a ceremony. He emphasized that it is important for everyone to work together and have dialogue to promote stability and conscience. “We need a dialogue, and if we have a dialogue, we can find any solution to any problem.” He congratulated the FOWPAL delegation and expressed his gratitude to FOWPAL for organizing the bell ringing ceremony.

Filip Vujanovic, president of Montenegro (2003-2018), rang the Bell of World Peace and Love and wished for peace, unity, and love. Emil Constantinescu, president of Romania (1996-2000) wished for peace and understanding.

Moncef Marzouki, president of Tunisia (2011-2014), when interviewed by FOWPAL during the summit, stated, “We need peace. What’s happening between Ukraine and Russia is danger not only for this region, but the whole world because it could lead to the Third World War, so we badly need initiatives like yours. And I do support what you’re doing because once again, peace is the most important thing for everybody. We cannot talk about human rights unless we have peace.” “What you are doing is extremely important. I would like to congratulate you. Please go ahead. We need every initiative, everybody supporting peace.”

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of FOWPAL, presented to bell ringers special gifts created by FOWPAL, including the Compass Clock of Conscience, An Anthology of Conscience by Dr. Hong, the “Key to the Heart,” and a book entitled The History of International Day of Conscience. The clock represents time, direction, and goal, guides people toward the right path of life, and reminds them to seize every moment to apply conscience and do good deeds. The anthology is a collection of the excerpts on conscience from Dr. Hong’s speeches presented on various occasions around the globe, which serves as a wellspring of wisdom for the recipients in the promotion of a culture of conscience. The key symbolizes that conscience is the key to unlocking a brighter future for the world. The book entitled The History of International Day of Conscience documents major events leading up to the United Nations’ designation of April 5 as the International Day of Conscience.

Dr. Werner Fasslabend, who is former defense minister of Austria and rang the Bell in 2018, stated that conscience is “a personal regulator, a personal principle that makes you go the right way. And if everybody does it, it will lead into a world of love and peace. Only when there is love in the world, when people try to understand each other, when we try to cooperate, not be against the other side, but to do something in common, then you can reach peace and stability. This is also the basis for freedom.”

The top of the Bell of World Peace and Love is engraved with “Love of the World, A Declaration of Peace.” FOWPAL hopes that people can return to a peaceful world in which there is no pain, no fear, no war, and no suffering. To date, 417 important leaders from 128 countries have rung the Bell, including 49 heads of state and government, seven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, United Nations ambassadors, and leaders from all walks of life. FOWPAL just finished its trip to Stockholm, where it hosted ceremonies of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love on June 1-3, 2022, during Stockholm+50, and eleven leaders, including environment ministers, UNEP officers, and environmental activists, rang the Bell to pray for the sustainable development of all humanity.

FOWPAL has been actively involved in environmental protection. It participated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002 and hosted ceremonies of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love, where six visionary leaders, including the then President of Ethiopia Girma Wolde-Giorgis, rang the Bell.

The 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was held in Rio, Brazil to discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. During the conference, FOWPAL hosted the ceremony of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love, and 25 visionary leaders rang the Bell, including the then President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Miranda; President of East Timor and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta; the then Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigme Thinley; Pedro Passos Coelho, the then Prime Minister of Portuguese Republic; and Angel Gurria, the then Secretary General of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), consolidating more positive energy and hope for a sustainable future of love and peace on Earth.

FOWPAL urges everyone to take action to support love, peace, conscience, and human rights. To date, the Declarations for Human Rights of World Citizens and Peace have been endorsed by over 3.7 million people in 179 nations, and the Declaration for the Movement of An Era of Conscience and Declaration of International Day of Conscience have been endorsed by 330,000 people in 196 nations. FOWPAL hopes that everyone will act with conscience so that the world will be peaceful, and that everyone will be joyful so that every family will be happy.

About the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL): Established in 2000 in the United States by Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, FOWPAL is an international love and peace organization, with members from around the world. It is guided by the principle that changing the world for the better starts with one good thought. Over the past two decades, FOWPAL has promoted conscience, love, and peace globally and attended Earth Summits to promote SDGs. It had worked with various Permanent Missions to the UN through conferences, bell ringing ceremonies, and declaration signing, making the UN’s adoption of the International Day of Conscience in July 2019 possible. They have held over 55 webinars in the past two years, fostering conscience-based sustainability.

Media Contact:
Lily Chen
Representative
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626-202-5268
www.fowpal.org

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Mark Simon ได้รับการแต่งตั้งให้เป็นรองประธานฝ่ายปฏิบัติการและการผลิตสำหรับหน่วยการทำงานด้านปั้มของกลุ่มบริษัท Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group

เมืองเทเมคูลา รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย, June 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — กลุ่มบริษัท Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“กลุ่มบริษัทฯ”) ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทในเครือของกลุ่มบริษัท Nikkiso Co., Ltd (ญี่ปุ่น) มีความยินดีที่จะประกาศว่า Mark Simon ได้รับการแต่งตั้งให้เป็นรองประธานฝ่ายปฏิบัติการและการผลิตสำหรับหน่วยการทำงานของปั้ม

Mark มีประสบการณ์ระดับโลกและประสบการณ์ด้านการปฏิบัติการที่มีนัยสำคัญ โดยล่าสุดได้ร่วมงานกับบริษัท Ebara ในเมืองรีโนในช่วงเก้าปีที่ผ่านมา ซึ่งให้ความเป็นผู้นำในฐานะรองประธานฝ่ายการปฏิบัติการ/ผู้จัดการทั่วไปสำหรับแผนก Cryodynamics เขาได้รับการศึกษาและประกาศนียบัตรมากมายที่รวมถึงวุฒิการศึกษาด้านวิทยาศาสตร์บัณฑิตสาขาการบริหารธุรกิจ, ประกาศนียบัตร Greenbelt Lean/Six Sigma Certification และ ใบรับรอง ISO/QS 9000

ในบทบาทการทำงานของเขา Mark จะปฏิบัติหน้าที่เป็นผู้นำฝ่ายปฏิบัติการระดับสากลให้กับหน่วยการทำงาน Cryogenic Pumps Business Unit และทำงานเพื่อปรับสถานที่ปฏิบัติงานของกลุ่มบริษัทแห่งนี้ให้สอดคล้องเพื่อให้บริษัทมีการเติบโต มาตรฐานด้านคุณภาพ ความปลอดภัย และการรายงาน เขาจะพัฒนาและปรับใช้กลยุทธ์การผลิตระดับโลกและระบบการบริหารจัดการที่เป็นเลิศด้านการปฏิบัติการ

Daryl Lamy ประธานแผนก Cryogenic Pumps Unit ได้กล่าวไว้ว่า “ภูมิหลังและประสบการณ์ที่น่าประทับใจของ Mark ในอุตสาหกรรมด้านพลังงานและเครื่องจักรอุตสาหกรรมจะเป็นประโยชน์ต่อหน่วยการทำงานแผนก Pump Unit ของบริษัท NCEIG และเขาจะเข้ามาเป็นสมาชิกใหม่ในทีมงานผู้นำอาวุโสของเรา”

Mark จะประจำอยู่ที่สำนักงานในเมืองริโน รัฐเนวาดาและจะเดินทางไปยังสถานที่ตั้งของปั้มแห่งต่าง ๆ ของกลุ่มบริษัททั้งภายในประเทศและต่างประเทศ นอกจากนี้ Nikkiso ยังคงมุ่งมั่นที่จะแสดงตัวตนให้เป็นที่ประจักษ์แก่ลูกค้า ทั้งในระดับสากลและระดับท้องถิ่

เกี่ยวกับบริษัท CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
กลุ่มบริษัท Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (ปัจจุบันเป็นบริษัทในเครือของบริษัท Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) ผลิตและให้บริการอุปกรณ์เชิงวิศวกรรมสำหรับการแยกก๊าซด้วยความเย็นยิ่งยวด (เช่น ปั๊ม เทอร์โบเอกซ์เพนเดอร์ เครื่องแลกเปลี่ยนความร้อน เป็นต้น) และโรงแปรรูปสำหรับก๊าซอุตสาหกรรม (Industrial Gases), ก๊าซธรรมชาติเหลว (Natural Gas Liquefaction) (LNG), กระบวนการผลิตไฮโดรเจนเหลว (Hydrogen Liquefaction) (LH2) และ วัฎจักรแร็งคินสารอินทรีย์เพื่อการนำความร้อนทิ้งกลับมาใช้ใหม่ (Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery) บริษัท Cryogenic Industries ซึ่งได้ก่อตั้งขึ้นมากว่า 50 ปีนั้นเป็นบริษัทแม่ของบริษัท ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne และ Cryoquip พร้อมทั้งกิจการธุรกิจที่อยู่ภายใต้การดูแลควบคุมจำนวนประมาณ 20 กิจการ

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปยังเว็บไซต์ www.nikkisoCEIG.com และ www.nikkiso.com.

สำหรับการติดต่อด้านสื่อ:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Cracked tiles cause frenzy at Harbour Mall Sandakan

A video of patrons and tenants rushing out of a shopping mall here claiming the building was going to collapse went viral today, but it turned out later that cracked tiles in a shoplot caused the frenzy.

The Harbour Mall Sandakan building management, in a statement today, said claims of building collapse were false, but admitted that the ‘loud noise’ heard came from the fourth floor of the mall.

“Yes, indeed there was a loud noise from level 4. It was caused by a small section of floor tiles that popped (cracked) this morning.

“Please be assured that our mall building is in absolute good tenable condition and (there are) no structural issues as claimed by some irresponsible parties,” the statement read.

It went on to urge the public to remain calm and refrain from circulating such false news without verifying its authenticity.

The Sandakan Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) enforcement unit later inspected the building and only found a few cracked tiles in one shoplot.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

MNS proposes Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve be turned into tourism, education forest

The forest reserve in Tanjung Tuan, Alor Gajah has been proposed to be used as a tourism and education forest in an effort to ensure that nature in the area remains preserved.

Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) president Prof Dr. Ahmad Ismail said the combination of tropical rainforests and mangrove swamps made Tanjung Tuan unique apart from being an important location for bird-watching activities not only in Melaka but also in Malaysia.

“The 607,000 square metre forest has been recognised as an important area for birds and biodiversity, as well as an important place for birds of prey by international organisations and thus should be given attention and all Malaysians should also protect this area, which requires good management.

“The rainforest on land and the mangrove forest off the coast of Tanjung Tuan must be preserved for the benefit of ecology, education, research and ecotourism for future generations,” he said in a statement here tonight.

Ahmad said the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve was one of the remaining coastal rainforest areas on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula gazetted as a forest reserve (1921), a wildlife sanctuary (1971), a no-fishing area and a historic area due to its lighthouse built from 1528 to 1529 by the Portuguese.

He said as the area was an attraction for bird watchers and had good trail or route facilities, it was very suitable to be used as a weekly bird watching activity for bird watching enthusiasts, attracting the younger generation for ecotourism and education activities.

“Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as MNS can also assist in such activities as MNS has many members, including experienced bird enthusiasts across the country.

“As for the mangrove forest area, basic facilities for education, research and ecotourism activities can be provided with facilities such as a boardwalk that does not disturb the mangrove forest,” he said.

He said it was a suitable time to prepare the facilities taking into the consideration the current condition of the mangrove forest, which was being restored, to ensure the comfort and safety for school and university students carrying out educational and research activities.

He added that in conjunction with the state-level Environment Day last Saturday, 100 loop-root mangrove saplings, 100 oil mangrove saplings and 400 loop-root mangrove seedlings were planted there.

He said planting mangrove saplings would help the rehabilitation of the mangrove swamp ecosystem in Tanjung Tuan, which was destroyed as a result of an oil spill in 2020.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

PM urges Keluarga Malaysia to adopt ‘tasamuh’ concept

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today called on members of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) to adopt the concept of ‘tasamuh’ – an Arabic term meaning ‘tolerance’ or ‘open-mindedness’.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Al-Quran Recitation and Memorisation Competition (MTHQK) 1443H/2022, he said this meant that there should be an attitude of acceptance and mutual respect for the various religions and cultures practised in the country.

He said the diversity of cultures and customs in Malaysia was a uniqueness that should be celebrated, thus creating a peaceful and prosperous society.

“Any culture that is not against the Islamic faith can be accepted without any stigma and discrimination,” he said, adding that tasamuh was the main basis of uniting a multi-religious and multi-cultural society.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said with technological advances, there was no reason for Muslims not to spend time listening to or reading the Quran.

“This is because there are digital al-Quran applications that can be downloaded to devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. It can be listened to at anytime and anywhere,” he said.

Also present at the opening ceremony of MTHQK 1443H/2022 were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmad, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi and Johor State Secretary Tan Sri Dr Azmi Rohani.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the six-day event which began today features 110 participants.

A total of 29 individuals are taking part in the recitation competition, while 81 have entered the memorisation contest.

The last time Johor hosted the event was in 2012.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Johor has embraced comprehensive approach to Islam – MB

Johor has embraced a comprehensive approach to Islamic teachings which covers all aspects, including in its administration and education, said Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

He said Islamic values were also nurtured consistently through various Quran-related programmes organised by the state government over the years.

“Johor is not regressive when it comes to defending Islam, Islam is the state religion and this must last forever.

“The state administration also ensures that children in Johor receive religious education by providing Quran learning and the Johor religious school system is now over 100 years,” he said when speaking at the opening of the National Al-Quran Recitation and Memorisation Competition (MTHQK) at the Iskandar Islamic Centre, here today.

The ceremony was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Meanwhile, Onn Hafiz said he was proud and grateful that Johor was selected to be the host for the MTHQK after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The last time Johor hosted the event was in 2012 when the event was held at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre.

The six-day event which began today features 110 participants.

A total of 29 individuals are taking part in the recitation competition, while 81 have entered the memorisation contest.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

KUSKOP can provide loans to book industry entrepreneurs – Noh Omar

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (KUSKOP) is ready to help book industry entrepreneurs who need loans to stay afloat.

Its minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said such assistance was appropriate as the industry usually incurred costs in terms of providing transportation services and printing equipment.

“God willing, I as the minister of KUSKOP will try to provide as much assistance as possible.

“Those who are involved in book entrepreneurship, printing and book distribution. Book distribution can’t be done using motorcycles, so there is a need to rent lorries and so on. These entrepreneurs need help,” he said while speaking at the closing ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2022 (KLIBF) at the Kuala Lumpur World Trade Centre (WTCKL) tonight.

According to him, there are also printing companies that are provided with equipment, printing machines and advertising equipment worth up to RM500,000 in the form of grants, and not cash.

“So with the agencies that are under KUSKOP, I hope that the entrepreneurs who are involved in the book industry can come forward, you are all entrepreneurs that we should support,” he said.

Noh Omar added that entrepreneurs in the industry affected by the floods could apply for an interest-free cash loan of up to RM100,000.

“We still have RM100 million allocated by the government and if there are micro-entrepreneurs involved in the book industry who are still affected by the floods, they can come to KUSKOP,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency