• By AdminL
  • October 16, 2008

The festive spirit of Hari Raya is still in the air.  Many of our Muslim members of the Bar are still having “Open Houses” to celebrate the occasion, greeting family,relatives and friends, dressed in their best Baju Raya attire and treating all to a sumptuous spread of Hari Raya dishes and goodies.  Soon, our Hindu friends will be celebrating Deepavali the Festival of Lights and much of the same  will happen.  Indeed, these festive occasions are times of much joy, gaiety and merriment.


Even as we indulge ourselves, may we stop and ponder the blessings we enjoy.  As we do so, we realize that indeed we are fortunate, we have much more than what we need to be content.  As we observe around us, we must be thankful for all that we have in this transitory lifetime.  Even as we count our blessings, we can’t help but acknowledge that things are worse for others and are a lot better for us.  It is in this spirit of introspection and gratitude  that your Bar Committee has decided to organize a “Deeparaya” Party to be hosted by all of you, members and pupils of the Malacca Bar for 100 children from the various homes in Melaka.  We have invited from the


            Salvation Army     15 children

            Rama Krishna Ashram – 38 children

            H.H.M. Home for Disabled Children – 10 children

            Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Sultan Salahuddin – 37 children

            Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj


This Party will be held on Saturday, 1st November, 2008 at the St. Francis Institution (Secondary), Jalan Parameswara, Melaka from 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.


I believe that all of you would respond wholeheartedly in support of this event.  There will be no charge for members of the Bar and pupils to encourage as many of us as possible to attend to host the Party.  Nevertheless, any contributions in the form of monetary donations or gifts for the children (at least 100) is welcomed and appreciated.  I believe that members of the Malacca Bar are caring people and if we really care we will want to share.  Many of us may often give without loving but we can’t love without giving.  Even as we avail ourselves and identify with those who live on and possess little, we will learn the joy of giving and invite God to change our attitude towards our possessions.  We will then be the ones blessed instead.  We will do well  to remember that there is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist.  I covet your support in order to make this event a success and a blessing to all our guests, the children.


                        “Love is giving for the world’s need

                        Love is sharing as God leads.

                        Love is caring when the world cries.

                        Love is compassion with God like eyes.”


Yours faithfully,

(K.P. NG)



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