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31 – Malaysia

MALAYSIA

#31
Region East and Southeast Asia
Leader King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah
Population 31 164 000
Christian 10%
Main Religion Islam
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Rank 31
Score 60
Previous Rank 30
Previous Score 58

Believers from a Muslim Background face strong pressure from their family, friends and neighbours to recant their Christian faith. They are seen as not only leaving a religion, but as betraying their people and ethnicity. Christians are discriminated against in both their private and business lives. Children of Christians are facing discrimination and bias from teachers and fellow students in schools. Persecution is not particularly violent, but there has been an incident on 19 April 2015, however, where fifty protestors demonstrated against a church in Taman Medan and made the pastor take down the church’s cross. The incident was later regretted, however, by large parts of society.

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“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

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