Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim launched a new reform program, saying the nation needs a “new narrative and a mindset change”. The reforms are geared to particularly address ongoing poverty, while the small percentage of rich people, get richer and control much of the direction of the nation. Praise God for this heart for the poor. Pray that the reforms will achieve their purpose. Jesus taught a great deal about taking care of the poor, and His Kingdom puts the first last and the last first. Pray that many Malaysians will recognize God the Father and the Son Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life (The Bible, John 8:42).
Source: PM Anwar: ‘Malaysia Madani’ blueprint spells new chapter for nation where success is shared equally (MalayMail)
Ismail Sabri Yaakob was appointed Prime Minister last year, the third in three years. Political uncertainties have been the dominating factor in the life of the nation for the past 2 years and will likely continue to be so until the general elections are held, at the latest, in September 2023. Ethnic and religious divides characterize this nation. Fundamentalist Muslims carry a significant presence in Malaysia. Over the past decade, the government conducted widespread crackdowns to silence, harass and lock up hundreds of critics. A significant criticism of the way the government handled the COVID-19 pandemic has also been divisive. However, perhaps because of the pandemic, the last two years have also seen a significant increase in the number of prayer initiatives and watches across the nation, bringing together Christian Believers in united prayer for their nation and for God to protect and breakthrough.