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After the Second World War and the Japanese occupation, parts of Malaya were devastated and the need for a similar organisation spawned the introduction of the British Red Cross into Malaya. The earliest Branches were set up in Sabah (then North Borneo ) in 1948. The first Red Cross Branch in Peninsular Malaysia was established in Penang in 1950. By the end of 1952, Branches had been formed in Perak, Terengganu, Selangor, Malacca, Johore and Pahang…(read more here)

 ps: Any Red Cross / Red Crescent members out there? We’d like to hear from you 🙂