Malaysia

Malaysia has recently witnessed a rise in political, social, and religious instability.

Malaysia

World Watch List Rank World Watch List Score
23 65/100
Leader Population
President Najib Abdul Razak 31.2 million | 2.9 million Christians
Main Religion Government
Islam Constitutional monarchy
WWL Rank in 2017 Persecution Level
31 Very High Persecution

The constitution defines ethnic Malays as Muslims. Therefore, Malays do not have religious liberty to leave Islam and those who practise other religions are forbidden from sharing this among Malay Muslims. Increasing intolerance towards Chinese, Indian and indigenous tribespeople is affecting Christians, too, as most believers belong to these minority groups. Christians are discriminated against in both their private and business lives, and conversion to Christianity is against the law in almost all states.

HOW WE HELP

Open Doors supports persecuted believers in South East Asia through:

  • Prayer support
  • Advocacy and awareness.

PRAYER POINTS FOR MALAYSIA

  • For unity, encouragement and protection over secret gatherings of new believers
  • For strength and courage for new converts who may be kicked out of their homes and sometimes sent to Islamic re-education camps.
  • For training and materials to reach new believers who are hungry to learn.
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  • Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world.
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