Christians attend Sunday Mass to celebrate Malaysia Day at a church in Tambunan

 
Christians attend Sunday Mass to celebrate Malaysia Day at a church in Tambunan
Christians attend Sunday Mass to celebrate Malaysia Day at a church in Tambunan September 16, 2012. With a general election due within seven months, the 13-party ruling Barisan Nasional coalition is banking on Sabah and neighbouring Sarawak state on Borneo island to prolong its 55-year grip on power. The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship held prayer meetings across the country for Malaysia Day on September 16 - a holiday marking Sabah and Sarawak's entry into Malaysia 49 years ago. The Borneo states agreed to join Malaysia on condition that religious freedom as well as the protection of native lands and cultures were guaranteed. Picture taken September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad