Missing MH370: Devotees pray for crew and passengers of missing aircraft

Missing MH370: Devotees pray for crew and passengers of missing aircraft

KUALA LUMPUR - Special prayers were organised by the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields for the passengers and crew of the missing MH370 aircraft.

Temple president Sirisena Perera said the prayers were for all those onboard, regardless of race or religion.

"We prayed for good news and that all of them would return home safely.

"Emotions are running high among their family members and the public and we hope the prayers can lift their spirits. One of our devotees was a passenger on that particular flight," Perera said after the ceremony.

A total of 60 devotees attended, including monks from Buddhist Maha Vihara.

A family member of the missing passenger was also there but declined to be interviewed.

The ceremony started with offerings of fruits, flowers and candles to Buddha, followed by a group chanting session.

Devotees of Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden Bandar Puteri Puchong also participated in the ceremony.

Its vice-president Wong Joon Tong said about 20 members from Bandar Puteri Puchong were there.

"We have been praying for the safety of the passengers and crew members and will continue doing so and take part in other prayers as well," he said.

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