Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Christian Population2,946,000
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
LeaderPrime Minister Mahathir Mohamed


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.


“I cannot actively participate in the church... I don’t want to get anybody into trouble.” – Aina* from Malaysia.

Aina is the first Muslim convert in her town. Since becoming a Christian, she has become cautious. She doesn’t want to draw attention from Muslim family members and authorities.

Our Work

Open Doors offers prayer support for believers in Southeast Asia facing intense persecution, as well as providing support through advocacy and creating awareness of the church’s situation.

Pray for Malaysia

Pray for Christians to remain steadfast in their faith.

Pray for secret believers to be able to meet together and be encouraged to remain faithful to Jesus.


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