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.