|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|Prime Minister Najib Razak||31,164,000 (2,865,000 Christians)|
|Source of Persecution||Persecution Level|
|Islamic extremism||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.
Open Doors supports persecuted believers in South East Asia through: