Malaysia

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

Malaysia

World Watch List Rank World Watch List Score
42 60/100
Leader Population
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed 32 million | 2.9 million Christians
Main Religion Government
Islam Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
WWL Rank in 2018 Persecution Level
23 High Persecution

The Malaysian Constitution defines ‘Malay’ as a follower of Islam. Converts to Christianity are often monitored, intimidated and harassed. They also cannot attend public church activities. Muslims who leave Islam to follow Jesus, risk being punished or sent to a camp where they’re pressured to deny Christ. Islamic education is compulsory at all state primary schools and pre-schools.

HOW WE HELP

Open Doors supports persecuted believers in South East Asia through:

  • Prayer support
  • Advocacy and awareness.

RECENT STORIES FROM Malaysia

Pastor Raymond: Victim of state-enforced disappearance

04th Apr 2019

Found in Stories

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has released its final findings and decisions on the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh, Joshua & Ruth Hilmy…

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Where is Pastor Raymond

13th Feb 2019

Found in Stories

It is two years since the highly coordinated abduction of Malaysian pastor, Raymond Koh took place in Malaysia.

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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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