Malaysia aims to revitalize its economy and promote domestic and foreign investments while adhering to sound governance principles, streamlining business processes, and reducing bureaucracy. One significant aspect of Malaysia’s diplomatic ties with China is its historic trade and cultural heritage collaboration spanning several decades.
Pray to ask God to give Malaysian leaders the wisdom to make righteous decisions in Jesus’ Name (The Holy Bible, Proverbs 11:11).
The multicultural population of Malaysia contributes to a great deal of political, ethnic, and religious divides. About half the population is ethnic Malays and the other half is made up of Chinese, Indians, and indigenous ethnic groups. Since 2020 there have been three Prime Ministers. Current Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was appointed in November 2022 and leads a tenuous coalition. Fundamentalist Muslims have a significant presence in Malaysia, influencing public opinion. Over the past decade, the government conducted widespread crackdowns to silence, harass, and lock up hundreds of critics. Christians in Malaysia face many challenges in sharing their faith, as open evangelism is prohibited. However, increasing numbers of prayer initiatives and watches across the nation are bringing together Christian Believers in united prayer for their nation and for God to protect and break through.
Libya’s criminal justice system is plagued by multiple process issues that hinder its effectiveness. Military courts persist in trying civilians, while judges, prosecutors, and lawyers face severe risks and attacks from armed groups. Despite efforts to address these concerns, human rights violations and abuse by the armed forces and militias continue to be widespread. Furthermore, authorities in both eastern and western Libya have been cracking down on civic groups, harassing and even detaining them.
Pray for restoration through justice in Libya and acts of repentance in Jesus’ Name (The Holy Bible, Psalms 32:6).
Libya is now in 5th position in the World Watch report 2023 by Open Doors for severe Christian persecution. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibeh is a Libyan politician who is the current Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity. Incumbent Mohamed al-Menfi is the president since 15 March 2021. Libyan Prime Minister suggested holding parliamentary elections at the end of 2022 and to start preparations for polls in June. Libya’s government has been unstable for a decade. The situation for Christians in Libya changed drastically after the Gaddafi regime fell. The country fell into chaos, and weapons and Islamist ideologies flowed across the relaxed borders from Egypt. Islamist militia groups such as Ansar al Sharia, the Nusra Front, and ISIS had firmly embedded themselves in Libya and begun to hunt down Christians. The world will never forget that on a beach ISIS beheaded Coptic Christians for their faith in Christ.