Christmas in my Country
December 24, 2008 5:55pm CST
There have been people who claimed that the present government of my country is racist, discriminatory, undemocratic, biased, and prejudicial. These are several of the accusations thrown at the people in the government machinery. The fact is the Christians are a small minority in Malaysia, less than 10% of the population. Yet Christmas day is a national holiday. The celebration is given coverage in the media. Naturally it is not celebrated in a grand scale compared to the Islamic festivals (60% are Muslims) but people should not simply say other religions are discriminated against in Malaysia.
• Kuta, Indonesia
26 Dec 08
Ithink your country is democratic although the Christian is minority, but your country is still celebrate Christmas and make a national Holiday. I'm moslim but I have many Christian friends, I like friendship with they. We can help each other and share story and knowledge. Happy Holiday !
26 Dec 08
Action speaks louder than words. Seeing is believing. This has been the tradition in my country for many years. We also have Open House organised by certain ministers during the major festivals of 'Aidilfitr, Chinese New Year, and Deepavali. How many countries give a chance to ordinary people including tourists to shake hands with the Prime Minister? Thank you for your response. all the best, rosdimy