The main form of persecution affecting Christian in Malaysia is Islamic extremism. Prime Minister Najib Razak support of human rights has limits, saying the rights should fall “within the boundaries set by Islam.” It is almost impossible for a Malay Muslim to convert to Christianity. All conversions have to be affirmed by a Sharia court, and the process demands three months of time for reconsideration in a re-education center. Proselytizing Muslims is forbidden. In five states — Perak, Malacca, Sabah, Terengganu, and Pahang — conversion is a criminal offense punishable by a fine or jail term. In Pahang, convicted converts may also be punished with up to six strokes of the cane. Several Muslim Background Believers had to leave their families and communities.
- For several Muslim Background Believers who had to leave their families and communities. Pray for them to remain strong in their faith.
- The government has allowed mainly ethnic Malay organizations to make radical comments against Christians. Pray for their protection.
- For Prime Minister Najib Razak to be more tolerant towards the small Christian minority.