Brother Francis Light 

1740 –October 25th 1794

Initiated into Freemasonry in India

Brought Freemasonry to Malaysia in 1786

Founder of the British colony of Penang (in modern-day Malaysia) and its capital George Town in 1786.

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The multicultural colony of Penang became extraordinarily successful from its inception and Light served as Superintendent of the settlement until his death.


Today Masonry is doing well in Malaysia, here is the Freemasons Hall in Penang

penang freemason hall


Famous Freemason Francis Light