Mutual respect vital in diverse nation


Esther Sinirisan Chong

Roman Catholics started their fasting month, a period of 40 days from Ash Wednesday (February 17) to Holy Saturday (April 4), which is not common knowledge among Malaysians. – EPA pic, March 1, 2021.

LIVING in a country where the most professed religion is Islam, you are bound to know about the words puasa (fasting) and Ramadan. Ramadan is a fasting month for the Muslims before they celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Yet, in a multicultural and multi-confessional Malaysia, people seem to forget that Catholics also observe a fasting month. Like their counterparts elsewhere, Roman Catholics in Malaysia started their fasting month, a period of 40 days from Ash Wednesday (February 17) to Holy Saturday (April 4). These 40 days are known as bulan puasa for the Roman Catholics. 


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  • Quick note that Lent isn't only practiced by Roman Catholics. Anglicans, and more can choose to observe it too. Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

    Posted 1 month ago by Colin charles