BENTONG: Over 300 participants comprising monks and representatives from 45 Buddhist organisations gathered at the Dharma Buddhist University (DBU) campus here for an international summit.
The 2nd Global Buddhist Congregation and World Buddhist Sangha Youth Summit saw several dignitaries from Sri Lanka gracing the event, and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai as guest of honour.
Liow, speaking after the launch of the summit, said he hoped the event could also lead to more harmonious relations within Malaysia.
The minister said that extremist elements such as the Islamic State (IS) was not only found in the Middle East, but was now in South-East Asia as well.
“With the Prevention of Terrorism Act, the Government can act fast to nab terror elements before they act,” said Liow.
Source : The Star