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State of Bascal

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State of Bascal (eng)
Negara Baskal (zms)
نݢارا بسکل
Negaghe Baska (bml)

Bascal flag.jpgCoats of arms of Bascal..JPG

Motto
Bekerjasama demi kejayaan !
بکرجاسام دمي کجايأن
(Work Together for success!)
Anthem
Negara Baskal, Tanah Airku (Bascal my homeland)
نݢارا بسکل، تانه ايرکو
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Capital city Kamp Basca D.C
Largest city Singapore Street A.D
Official language(s) Malay, Bascal Malay
Recongnised languages: Gutaish, Arabic, English, Kelantanese
Official religion(s) Islam
Demonym Bascalian
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
- Ketua Negara Mohd Sukeri
- Governor Amir Syafiq
Legislature National Parliament of Bascal
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 4 seats
- Last election - December 2010 (presidental election)
Established 7th January 2009
Area claimed 1 acre
Population 9
Currency Bascal Dollar (unused)
Malaysian Ringgit (official)
Time zone BST (UTC +8)
DST not observed (UTC+8)
National sport Badminton, Cycling
National dish Rice and Noodle
National drink None
National animal Fighting fish
Bascal is a member of UAMW,UIM,MASA

Offcial Website

Bascal, pronounced (Bus-skull). Known officialy as the State of Bascal, (MalayNegara Baskal, Jawi script: نݢارا بسکل, Bascal Malay: Negaghe Baska) commonly known as Bascal, is a landlocked micronation located in Malaysia. It was established on 7th january 2009 by Amir Syafiq friends and families. The State of Bascal is an enclave surrounded by the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. The capital city of Bascal is Kamp Basca D.C and the largest city is Singapore Street. On 26th October 2011, it changed the name from "Land Republic of Bascal" to the "State of Bascal" and declared the day as a "State Day".

Bascal is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic consisting of 8 districts, 21 areas and 1 autonomous teritorry. Bascal is a member of Union Against Micronational War, Micronational Association of Southeast Asia, Union of Islamic Micronations and Intermicronational Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement , and a permanent observer of Association of Indonesian Micronations since 2011.


Contents

Etymology

Bascal derives from the Malaysian word Basikal which means Bicycle. It is also a name of the predecessor of Bascal, Kampong Basikal which literally means a bicycle village.

History

Early history

Bascal was first settled by Terengganuan speaking Malays in the year 2002 after the Malays bought the land to make a house. In late 2002, the Malays became a permanent settler.

Kampong Basikal

In the year 2005, a group of small kids named the place Kampong Basikal (English: Bicycle village) and it became an official name for the area. In 2006, it declares itself as an independent village. With a mayor and a citizen of it's own.

Creating a nation

In 2008, Amir Syafiq called for a plan to create a sovereign state to replaced Kampong Basikal. On 7 january 2009, the declaration of independence from Malaysia was declared by Amir himself infront of the main village square (which is now called the Blue fish square, attended by his family members.

Government

see Bascal Democratic Party, Islamic Party of Bascal, Bascal Republican Party

Bascal is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic. The Ketua Negara is the Head of state of the country. Ketua Negara in Malay means "Head of State" who acts like a President (Like those in India and Singapore), they also act as a Head of the religion and the citizens of Bascal (Like the Yang-DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia and the Queen of England). The Head of the government is the Governor and are no different than a prime minister, only with different name. Bascal once has 3 main political parties such as Bascal Democratic Party, Bascal Republican Party (also known as the Freedom Party of Bascal), Islamic Party of Bascal and also independent. Each political party has one seat at the parliament (due to lack of seats, size and population). And by 2012, IBP and BRP dissolved and left Bascal Democratic Party as a sole party along with an independent candidate. Although recently there was a plan to revitalising the Islamic Party of Bascal after it was dissolved in 2012.

List of Ketua Negara of Bascal

Name Years in service
Mohd Sukeri
2011 - present

List of Governors of Bascal

Name In Office
Amir Syafiq 2009 - 2010
Muhd Nabil 2010 - 2011
Amir Syafiq 2011 - present

Parliament of Bascal

 The National Parliament of Bascal (Malay: Parlimen kebangsaan Bascal, more commoly known as "Majleh") is a unicameral legislature. It is located at Kamp Basca D.C beside the Headquarters of Bascal Police Force. The National Parliament of Bascal has four seats. 3 seats belongs to Bascal Democratic party while the rest are independent.

Constitution

The national constitution (Malay:Perlembagaan Kebangsaan) is the official constitution of Bascal. It is also known as the "Yellow paper" because it was covered by a yellow paper. It is one of the shortest constitution in the micronational world and in the world itself. The constitution has been changed for 3 times for the past 4 years.

Geography

Bascal is a tiny landlocked state which is entirely surrounded by Malaysia. Bascal is wholly dependent on Malaysia in terms of infrastructure, economy and man power. Bascal is very small but each districts are quite differ in geography, forest covered much of the area in Hutan Sembelih , plain grasslands in Bukit Guling, Longkang and Padang Hijau, small desert area at Padang Hijau- Longkang border and urban area took more than 50% of the area. Mostly in Singapore Street, Ayer, Longkang, Bukit Guling, Kamp Basca D.C and Pagar Karat. Although the climate is the same as Malaysia.

Climate

Bascal is generally hot and humid throughout the year, the average temperature is around 28 - 34°C, the highest would be 30 - 35°C mostly between July or August and the lowest is around 22 - 25 °C mostly from November till early January. Bascal receives an average rainfall around 260000 mm. The climate in Bascal is same as Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

Climate data for State of Bascal
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82)
28.9
(84)
30
(86)
31.7
(89)
32.2
(90)
31.7
(89)
31.7
(89)
31.1
(88)
31.1
(88)
30.6
(87)
28.9
(84)
27.8
(82)
30.6
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
23.3
(74)
23.3
(74)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
Precipitation mm (inches) 134
(5.28)
65
(2.56)
205
(8.07)
100
(3.94)
117
(4.61)
112
(4.41)
119
(4.69)
126
(4.96)
173
(6.81)
220.3
(8.673)
727
(28.62)
544
(21.42)
2,642.3
(104.028)
Source: http://www.met.gov.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=741&Itemid=949

Subdivisions

Bascal is divided into 8 districts and 21 areas and has 1 autonomous territory. Most of districts is governed by President and the Governor of Bascal, due to because of lack of population in the country. Only Singapore Street and Baround Ayers has it's own Governor. Singapore Street is the only autonomous district in mainland Bascal, independently controls it's own education system and laws. Bascal also has one territory that is the Autonomous Territory of Gong Badak which is separate from districts of Bascal.


Map of Bascal

Map of Bascal           


Districts of Bascal

Name Capital Population District Leader
Baround ayers.jpg   Ayer  Dapor town  1 people  Mariam Yusoh
Flag of Rowhing.jpg   Bukit Guling  Bukit Guling  none  Amir Syafiq
Fkag of Snake Jungle.jpg   Hutan Sembelih   North Gate  none  Mohd Sukeri
Kamp Basca flag.jpg   Kamp Basca  Kamp Basca  none  Amir Syafiq
Ol-Tala.png   Longkang  Guling barat  none  Mohd Sukeri
Old elephant.jpg   Pagar Karat  Jalan Rumput  none  Amir Syafiq
Flag of Paradisa.jpg   Padang Hijau  Limpah Budu  none  Mohd Sukeri
Singapore Street.jpg Singapore Street  Singapore Street  6 people  Azimah Ghazali


Autonomous Territories

Name Capital Population President
Wangngah.jpg Autonomous Territory of Gong Badak  Bandar Muhammad  2 people  Awang Alias

Defense

see Bascal Police Force

Bascal abolished it's military in 2010 and replaced with Bascal Police Force as it's main defense force. BPF currently has 3 personnel and the current General is Amir Syafiq. It's headquarters is located beside the Parliament in Kamp Basca D.C. BPF has a very small active personnel but well equipped with weapons and vehicles.                

The official logo of B.P.F

Weapons

  1. ST-16 
  2. Rubber Shotgun (wood)

Main Vehicles                                                

  1. Bicycles
  2. Scooter (only used by Kamp Basca Police)                            


Demographics

Bascal has a population of 9 (2012 est). Bascal is ethnically homogeneous, the Malays made up the majority of the country. Most of Bascalians are concentrated in large cities like Singapore Street and Baround Ayers.

-Nationality : Bascalian

-Urban population : 100%

-Ethnic groups : Malays, some have Chinese and Thai descent.

-Population : 9 (2009 est)

-Literacy rate : 100%


Religion

100% of the population belonged to Shafi'i branch of Sunni Islam. With few influences from Sufism.

Languages

Bascal Malay and Malay are the two official languages of Bascal. Majority of Bascalians speak Bascal Malay which is the standard variety of Terengganuan language. Other languages include Kelantanese, English, Gutaish (Endangered) and Arabic. All of them are recognised as "regional language". Both Jawi and Latin are co-official in Bascal.

Education

Education in Bascal is overseen by two Ministers. The Minister of Education is responsible for schooling in the country while Curriculum Minister is responsible for curriculum activities such as Sports, camping and more others. Primary education in Bascal is same as those of Malaysia. It begins at the age of 7 till the age of 12 while Secondary education starts at 13 till 17 or 18 (5 or 6 years). Bascal also has one and only University which is the University of Bascal located at Singapore Street A.D. Although a University, the UoB still has no post graduates or even students. The current minister of Education is Azimah Ghazali and the minister of curriculum education is Mohd Sukeri.

Culture

Due to it's location, the culture of Bascal is heavily based that of Malaysian culture. Other cultures such as Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, British, Indian, Chinese and American also exist. Malay, Indian and Arabic culture played a major role, because Bascalians belong to ethnic Malays and all of them were Sunni Muslims. All national holidays of Bascal are same as those of Malaysia (especially Terengganu) except for Bascal Independence day and State Day.

Important Days

  •  Bascal Independence Day 7 January
  • State Day 26 October
  •  Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid ul-Fitr)
  •  Hari Raya Aidil-Adha (Eid ul-Adha)
  •  Christmas 25 December
  •  Deepavali
  •  Chinese New Year
  •  Workers day 1 May
  •  Nuzul Al-Quran 26 July
  •  Wesak Day 24 May
  •  Sultan of Terengganu's birthday 26 April

 *Bold are the national days only in Bascal.

Media

Bascal has three types of media that is the Internet, the newspaper and radio. Bascal Television or Bascal TV for short is the only television broadcast, Berita Bascal is the sole newspaper in Bascal and Family FM is one of the two radio stations of Bascal. Bascal also has one youtube channel called "LandRepublicBascal", currently it has no videos.

Newspapers

  • Berita Bascal

Radio

  • Family FM
  • Bascal FM

Television

  • Bascal TV

Foreign Relations

see Foreign relations of Bascal

After the independence in 2009, the country opens it's first diplomatic relations with Auralia and Medallion. After joining MicroWiki in 2010-2011, Los Bay Petros was the first MicroWiki country to established a diplomatic relations with Bascal, the relations soon became formal on 23rd June 2011. Bascal diplomatic relationship spans from North America to Oceania with more than 15 micronations. It is currently a member state of the Union Against Micronational War, Intermicronational Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement and a founding member of Micronational Association of Southeast Asia and Union of Islamic Micronations. Although Bascal is not an Indonesian micronation, it is currently an observer at the Association of Indonesian Micronations and a short-lived observer of Grand Unified Micronational (Until 2013).

Sports

In Bascal. The most well known sports activities are Cycling. Majority of Bascalians can cycle and is the weekly routine for some Bascalians. It is considered to be the national sport along with association football and badminton. Association football and badminton however, remains strong mostly among males. Bascal has it's own national sports committee and also a member of one Malaysian sports club. Bascal National football was founded in 2009 and currently a member of Virtual Micronational Soccer Board along with other micronations.

Sports Association

  1. Bascal Badminton Association
  2. Bascal Cycling Association
  3. Bascal Football Federation
  4. Bascal Netball Association (dissolved since 2010)

Other Sports afflitation

  1. Kayoh Bike Club (Malaysia)

Infrastructure

Transportation

Transportation system in Bascal is very small but well developed. Bascal has two types of transportation system which are ground transportation and air transportation, water transportation didn't exist because Bascal is landlocked. Air transport is only at Singapore Street and at Baround Ayers. Bascal has 2 cars, 7 bicycles, 1 scooter, 1 motorcycle and 2 cart. All transportation is held under the ministry of transportation. Bascal drives on the left, just like Malaysia. Bascal is a landlocked country and does not have ports and harbours.


  • Highways : 1-1.5km (Bicycles, motorcycles and Cars only. Trucks and buses can only go through Longkang and Bukit Guling).
  • Railways : none 
  • Airports : 3 (miniature airport) owned by Bascal Air.
  • Waterways: none
  • Ports and seaports : none (Bascal is landlocked)


See also

References

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