Vigil for MH370: Celebrities and the people unite through music and prayer

Posted on 24 March 2014 by Thomas Tan
(L-R) Dato' Latt Shariman Abdullah, Dennis Lau, Russell Curtis, Atilia, Hunny Madu, Elvira Arul and Jaclyn Victor at #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

From left: Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah, Dennis Lau, Russell Curtis, Atilia, Hunny Madu, Elvira Arul and Jaclyn Victor showing their support at #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

United by music and prayer, hundreds participated at the #UniteforMH370 event to gather and pray for the safe return of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and their loved ones at Piazza, the Curve shopping mall in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya on March 18, 2014

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew aboard a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Co-organised by Global Peace Foundation Malaysia and Laundry Productions which was helmed by local recording artiste Reshmonu, the vigil  brought together people from various races and religious beliefs to show their support and stand united as one family and  one people for a night of music, faith, compassion and love.

Participants with white balloons and signs bearing messages of support for the families and loved ones on board flight MH370 during the #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

Participants with white balloons and signs bearing messages of support for the families and loved ones on board flight MH370 during the #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

The event which begin at 7.30pm saw many people carrying signs bearing messages of support for the families and loved ones on-board flight MH370. Many wrote messages of hope on a large display board displayed at the venue.

A touching scene of people from all walks of life releasing helium-filled white balloons which floated to the sky above resembled a stream of prayers floating up to heaven.

“We want to let the world know that we share the sorrows and fears of those affected as we stand together as one family, one human family,“ said organising team chairman Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah.

Dato' Latt giving a speech while Reshmonu and Dr Teh Su Thye looks on during the #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

Dato’ Latt giving a speech while Reshmonu and Global Peace Foundation Malaysia CEO Dr. Teh Su Thye looks on during the #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

Reshmonu, on behalf of artistes in the entertainment industry, said: “We strongly felt the need to support and lend a hand to this cause of prayer and hope for those affected.”

The highlight of the vigil was prayers offered by religious leaders from INSAF and the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST).

Among the artistes on stage to support were Reshmonu, Atilia, Jaclyn Victor, Dennis Lau, Russel Curtis, Elvira Arul and Hunny Madu and Aubrey Suwito.

(L-R) Hunny Madu, Atilia, Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu and Aubrey Suwito at #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

From left: Hunny Madu, Atilia, Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu and Aubrey Suwito expressing hope and solidarity for the passengers and crew of the missing flight at #UniteforMH370 vigil held at the Curve.

 

 

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