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Government authorities demolished a church belonging to the "Orang Asli" tribe of indigenous Christians in Kuala Lumpur, Kentan State on June 8. The authorities claimed that the church was built without state permission. However, according to a local church leader, the land is owned by the village head and they have the lawful right to use it for their own purposes. Local Christians have rejected the district office's suggestion to rebuild a "community center" at another site and intend on reconstructing the church in its original location.

Pray that these Christians will be encouraged to meet together for worship and prayer, despite opposition. Pray that Christians in Malaysia will continue to remain faithful, united in heart and mind.

The feature article of the July edition of The Voice of the Martyrs Newsletter will focus on the difficulties facing Christians in Malaysia. To subscribe today, click here. Recently, the Malaysian government banned a number of Christian books on the grounds that they "undermined the faith of Muslims." To view a list of these books, click here.

For more information on persecution in Malaysia, click here.

Country Information

Population
31,809,660 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Bumiputera (61.7 - Malays and indigenous peoples), Chinese (20.8), Indigenous (11.8), Indian (6.2), others (0.9), non-citizens (10.4)

Religion (%)
Muslim (61.3), Buddhist (19.8), Christian (9.2), Hindu (6.3), Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions (1.3), Other (0.4), Non-religious (0.8),

Leader
King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah

Government type
Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Legal system
Mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Federal Court at request of supreme head of the federation

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Malaysia

Pray that Christians will stand firm in their faith, despite opposition

Pray that Malaysian Christians will be free to practice their faith in Jesus Christ.

Pray that all Christians in Malaysia will be able to freely access the Bible.

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