July 30, 2017 – Ten leaders from different religions in Malaysia signed an Inter-Faith Joint Declaration against Human Trafficking in Kuala Lumpur today. They were also the first to light up the Trees of Hope online. This initiative was spearheaded by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Conference of Religious Major Superiors Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei.
The signatories were Venerable Sing Kan (Malaysian Buddhist Association); Mr Vijaya Samarawickrama (Sasana Abhiwardhi Wardhana Society); Rev. Dr Eu Hong Seng (National Evangelical Christian Fellowship); Mr C.M. Kopalan (Malaysia Hindu Sangam); Mr Vijaya Segaran Vadivelloo (The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Malaysia); Ms Loh Pai Ling (Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia); Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri (Council of Churches of Malaysia); Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim (Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia); Mr Jagjit Singh (Malaysian Gurdwara Council) and Daozhang Tan Hoe Chieow (Federation of Taoist Association Malaysia). The Mufti of Federal Territory and Dr Jasbir Singh (Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia) were not able to attend but pledged their support for the initiative.