Visitors to Malaysia have commented on ourreligious diversity, where people of different faiths live together in harmony. Malaysia is a country where a church, mosque and temple can be located within the same neighbourhood.
Growing up in this environment, most Malaysians are mindful of our conductso as not to offend friends of different faiths. For example, during the fasting month, some would avoid eating and drinking in front of Muslim friends; while most would know not to serve beef to Hindus.
These sensitivities to others’ religious beliefs help foster a sense of tolerance and respect.