New Malaysian Ambassadors for Peace


Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Kamaruzaman Ampon is among the Ambassadors for Peace appointed by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) here, Saturday…Other individuals appointed are Sepanggar Member of Parliament Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun, Tawau MP Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui, Kota Kinabalu MP Dr Hiew King Cheu, Silam MP Salleh Kalbi and Sabah MCA vice chairperson Datuk Agnes Shim Tshin Nyuk.


Global Peace Festival Coming to Nigeria

After communal violence in Nigeria, help is at hand; the Daily Trust reports:

An international organisation, Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has inaugurated a peace council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to help foster peace within the capital city.

…Inaugurating the body in Abuja, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of UPF in Nigeria, Ambassador Segun Olushola, charged the council to work hard in ensuring that lasting peace continues to prevail in the capital city.

Speaking on behalf of the council members, the leader, Dr. Abdulaziz Mohammed, stressed that peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion and nationality.

Nigeria will host a Global Peace Festival in 2009.

Olushola is also chair of the Nigerian Commission on Refugees.

Moon in Manila

moon over manila

Of course, it helps to know the right people (emphasis added):

GLOBAL PEACE FESTIVAL IN MANILA. International leaders gather at the Quirino Grandstand of Rizal Park, Manila, to pray for world peace and development for nations under One God. The event was led by Global Peace Festival Founder and Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Co-Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon. From left: Dr. Thomas Walsh; Cong. Armulfo Go, 2nd District, Sultan Kudarat; Gov. Leonida “Baby” Bayani-Ortiz; Most Rev. Bishop Deogracias M.E. Flores, O.P. SCMF; Rev. C.H. Kwak; Mr. Patriarch John Teruel; Prince Norodom Sirivudh of Cambodia; Madame Gina De Venecia; Former Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr.; Dr. Huyn Jin Moon; Mrs. Jun Sook Moon; Dr. Emillio T. Yap, Chairman of the Manila Bulletin and Manila Hotel; Most Rev. Juan Baladad D.D.; Atty. Jin Sung Park; Mrs. Sook Moon; Mr. Hirota Otsuka; and Mr. Pyung Hwa Kin. Thousands joined the peace activities at the Rizal Park, Manila, last night, December 13, 2008.

 Full-size image here.