Day 24

AUGUST | 2021

Malaysia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin imposed a nation-wide lockdown in January, including the suspension of parliament.  Many are calling for a return to parliament before the 6-month state of emergency comes to an end.  Despite the lockdown, Malaysia continues to experience record high daily confirmed cases of COVID-19. Malaysia’s biggest political party has called for the Prime Minister to resign saying he has lost the confidence of the parliament. Today we pray with faith, declaring that the Lord is good, and He is God.  We ask God for a mighty humbling to come to Malaysia in the face of this crisis.  May the Church, in unity, call on the Lord to rescue and save (The Bible, Psalm 106:8).

Source: Malaysia’s PM to Decide on Parliament Return as Pandemic Worsens (The Diplomat)  and Malaysia party withdraws support for Muhyiddin, citing COVID (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The hope for changes towards decreasing ethnic tensions, addressing human rights, freedom of religion and corruption have been evident but much slower than desired. Fundamentalist Muslims carry a significant presence in Malaysia. It was found that authorities were behind the kidnapping of Christian pastors and outspoken activists in the last 5 years. Outspoken wife of Pastor Raymond Koh who was kidnapped and disappeared in February 2017, Susanna Liew, has been named the International Woman of the Year in 2020 by the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards.

CHIEF OF STATE
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah of Pahang
HEAD OF GOV.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
POPULATION
30,514,000
CHRISTIANS
8.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
3.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
40
REFUGEES
270,621
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.75 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
3.8%