Poster: Freedom of Worship

1950s poster issued by Federation of Malaya Information Services on places of worship in Malaya.

Main text on poster

The Constitution of the Federation of Malaya states that “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”

Every person in the Federation, of whatever race, has the right to profess and practise his religion; no person may be compelled to pay any tax for the purpose of assisting any religion other than his own; and every religious group has the right to manage its own religious affairs and to establish and maintain institutions for religious or charitable purposes.

This is the basic human right of freedom of worship and it affects ever Malayan man, woman and child. Malayans, whatever their race and religion, value this right and are proud to belong to a country with such an enlightened, tolerant and civilised Constitution.

The pictures show holy places of the main religion practised in Malaya.

Title: Freedom of Worship
Language: English
Designer: nil
Type of Graphic: Poster
Printer: Lai Than Fong Press, Kuala Lumpur

Publisher: nil
Date: 1950s
Dimensions: nil

(Source – National Archives of Malaysia)

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