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Malaysia

Malaysia

World Watch List Rank 40
World Watch List Score 62/100
Leader Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed
Population 2.5 million I 2,951,000
Main Religion Islam
Government Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
WWL Rank in 2019 42
Persecution Level Very 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.

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

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