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Profile : Malaysia

Region: South East Asia
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population: 28 million
Area: 330,434
GDP per capita: $4530.00
Religions: Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist/Chinese 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Other 11.3%
Languages: Malay

Description

The Federation of Malaya gained independence from Britain in 1957 and in 1963, Sabah and Sarawak joined to form Malaysia.

Malaysia has experienced vigorous economic growth since independence, especially during the 1990s.

Around half the population are Malay and a quarter are Chinese. There are also significant groups of Indian and Tribal peoples.

Sunni Islam is the official religion in Peninsular Malaysia.

Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is expanding rapidly and is home to a growing and vibrant church. Around a third of the population are Christians in Sabah, a much higher proportion than in Peninsular Malaysia.

Missionary in Sabah

Sylvia Jeanes

Prayer Points

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will help Malaysian believers to be bold.
  • Pray for the provision of Christian literature in Malay.
  • Give thanks for the growth of the church in Sabah. Pray that God will raise up more full-time workers for the church.

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