Part 3: Malaysia is one of the most respected Muslim countries in The World and here is why!

I have traveled to some places including most of the South East Asian countries and the Far Eastern too. There’s no doubt that these countries have a lot in common with Malaysia especially if we talk about the Nusantara countries like Indonesia, Brunei, Southern Thailand, and Singapore. Even if we visit nations like Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Timor Leste, there are still some similarities.

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Part 2: Sepak Takraw is a unique sport from Malaysia and we are the best in the World!

According to some historical documents, Malaysia is the sole inventor of “Sepak Takraw” which was originally called Sepak Raga.

However, Thailand, being the mightiest Kingdom in the South East Asian region at that time competed with the Malacca Kingdom by declining to admit that Sepak Takraw was originated from Malaysia. The Thais said that Sepak Takraw was originated from Thailand, and the game should be called Takraw instead!

Just by reading the title of this article, you might be thinking that this is either about politics or religion. Am I right?

I am not a fan of politics, but I am very careful when discussing my own religion. In fact, I have to be careful when talking about any religion at all. This is because I am not an “Alim” (plural: Ulama) as normally the people call those scholars who have a strong understanding of Islamic religion in my home country Malaysia.

This special edition of “Proud to be Malaysian” is dedicated to the people of Malaysia who are seeking the truth about their beloved country, whether it is really the right place to stay or otherwise. It is also initiated as a reminder to us how grateful we should be as a Malaysian, especially towards the celebration of Merdeka on 31st August 2017. As for me, Malaysia is the nicest place and I am not biased. There are rooms for improvement within the systems or policies here and there, but in overall – Malaysia is a nice place! Alhamdulillah.

This entry would be simple. I just wanted to share with you about my dilemma. I have a tremendous love in what I am doing as a hobby, which is writing. But, I also have great fear if I might hurt anybody in the process – or create any unnecessary relationship issues with my friends and acquaintances.

This unforgettable incident had happened to me 15 years ago but I never thought it could change my life forever.

Let me go back down the memory lane and recall what really happened back in early May 2002. Just like any other freshly hired employees, I had to participate in the compulsory orientation program at the training center. It is normal for big companies to conduct a similar program for their new employees.