The Government of Malaysia must commit itself to formulating laws and implementing policies to eradicate corruption and poverty from society: this is what is asked, in an appeal sent to Fides, in preparation for the “Malaysia Day” of September 16, which commemorates the birth of the nation, the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) that, in harmony with Christian values, works to make the country “a nation of harmony, peace, equal opportunity, equality and prosperity for all.”
“Malaysian citizens strive to build a united nation as imagined by the founding fathers. There is a palpable expectation that Malaysia is truly a nation where people can live together and prosper,” says the Federation in a note sent to Fides, reaffirming its message of coexistence, harmony, peace, equality.
The CFM is an ecumenical body that in Malaysia includes the Council of Churches of Malaysia, the Christian Evangelical Fellowship and the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Malaysia. Currently the president of the Federation is Catholic Archbishop Julian Leow, at the head of the Catholic diocese of Kuala Lumpur.