Save Sakyamuni Caves Monastery, Save Gunung Kanthan 拯救《释迦圣法岩》也就是在拯救 拱桥岩山

Save Sakyamuni Caves Monastery, Save Gunung Kanthan 拯救《释迦圣法岩》也就是在拯救 拱桥岩山

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Sakyamuni Caves Monastery Gunung Kanthan started this petition to His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah (Ruler of the state of Perak, Malaysia and The Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong) and

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The Background

Associated Pan Malaysia Cement Sdn Bhd (APMC) , a subsidiary of YTL, plans to expand their quarrying operations to near the Sakyamuni Caves Monastery that is located in the remaining portion of Gunung Kanthan. The cement giant is attempting to evict monks and devotees from their century-old caves monastery by obtaining a court order. For decades, the caves monastery has been the CUSTODIAN of Gunung Kanthan.

Sakyamuni Caves Monastery is Gunung Kanthan's Last Defence Line

We urge His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Perak, YAB Menteri Besar of Perak and the Perak State Government to avert this threat by officially declaring Sakyamuni Caves Monastery a place of worship and Gunung Kanthan a national heritage site for the following reasons:-

1.     The Sakyamuni Caves Monastery has been in existence in Gunung Kanthan for more than a century. The caves monastery serves as a spiritual refuge for monks and thousands of devotees.

100-Year History of Sakyamuni Caves Monastery

Furthermore, the Buddha statues embedded in the caves monastery are symbolic of Buddhism. It is a great Buddhist heritage and a great treasure for Buddhists worldwide.

A Hidden Treasures in Gunung Kanthan's 500 million-year-old cave: A GOLDEN BUDDHA IMAGE

2.      Only a small portion of the Gunung Kanthan mountain remains untouched; the rest of it has been quarried. This small portion is a repository for flora and fauna that are found nowhere else on Earth. This fact has been confirmed by FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia)

Additionally, other renowned researchers discovered new species of Kanthan snails and an endemic gecko in addition to the critically endangered Trapdoor Spider (Liphistius kanthan).

3.      The health issue of the surrounding multi-racial communities (Dovenby, Kg. Ramasamy, Kg. Kanthan, Kg Baru Kanthan Lama, etc) must be protected from air pollution and noise, not to mention the impact on river system and underground water.  Furthermore, there are two Hindu temples in Gunung Kanthan. 

Please kindly support the ‘Save Sakyamuni Caves Monastery, Save Gunung Kanthan’ petition to ensure the harmony of multi-religion cave temples and a healthy living environment for multi-racial communities around Gunung Kanthan. Gunung Kanthan, without a doubt, is an irreplaceable God-given heritage that must be preserved as a legacy.  We would like to also get 1 million supporting signatories for this petition

But many challenges remain: The legal expenses associated with the lawsuit, social media production cost, administrative cost and miscellaneous, etc.  

We would be extremely grateful for your generous donation to support our effort :

*Chip In *是捐给,而不是寺院。如果您想直接捐款给“拯救《释迦圣法岩》也就是在拯救 拱桥岩山”活动,请参阅寺院的银行资料。
"Chip In" goes to, not the monastery. If you wish to donate directly to 'Save Sakyamuni Caves Monastery, Save Gunung Kanthan' campaign, please refer to the monastery's bank details.

Account Name: Pertubuhan Penganut Agama Buddha Dhamma Sakyamuni Malaysia  (The official name for Sakyamuni Caves Monastery)  

Account Number: 3221551107

Bank: Public Bank Berhad

Bank Address: Chemor Branch, 12-16, Laluan Chemor Sinaran, Desa Chemor Sinaran, 31200 Chemor, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.                  

Swift code: PBBEMYKL

Bank phone Number: 05 – 201 1124, 05 – 201 1125


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27,815 have signed. Let’s get to 35,000!
At 35,000 signatures, this petition becomes one of the top signed on!