The world of Tzu Chi May 2021 (Vol.134)

2021 • 05 46 ocal News Translated by Jilly Bong Exploring Earth’s Sustainability through the Lens of Climate Change Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital and Tzu Chi Penang renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for another five years through a video-conference on April 20, 2021. Lai Ning-sheng, Superintendent of Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, and Koay Ji- yuan, CEO of Tzu Chi Penang, signed the MoU on behalf of both parties respectively. The event was witnessed by Lin Chin- lon, CEO of Tzu Chi Medical Mission, other Taiwanese representatives and Tzu Chi volunteers across Malaysia. This is a continuation of the first MoU signed in November 2016, which has proved to be fruitful over the past five years, in terms of resource sharing and mutual learning, especially in the areas of eco-friendly setting, emergency, hospice and palliative care, community medical and dialysis services. Dalin (Taiwan), Penang (Malaysia) 10.04.2021 Report and photo by Huang Xiao Juan Following the Earth Ethical Eating Day vegetarian awareness campaign held at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall on January 11, 2021, Tzu Chi Malacca was once again invited by the Hatten Group to organize a two-day vegetarian promotion event at the Group’s shopping mall from March 20. Through exhibitions, a vegetarian food bazaar, fun and inspiring games, informative talks, as well as promotion of eco-friendly food products by the Jing-Si Books & Café, concepts of environmental vegetarianism and Earth’s sustainability were conveyed to the public. A visitor named Fahmi commented that Malays usually consume more meat and fewer vegetables in their diets. Now that he has learned how to save the Earth by adapting his eating habits, he will reduce meat consumption and encourage his colleagues to do the same for the sake of planet Earth. Malacca 20–21.03.2021 Report by Julie Yen Yu Chu & Yong Siew Lee Photo by Hong Geok Hui Renewing Transnational Collaboration in Medical Care