Liberal and Tolerant Malaysia Heading Down Islamist Path? (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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KUALA LUMPUR/MELBOURNE (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I sometimes struggle to understand why Malaysia should be moving steadily up the rankings in the Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. In the 2016 list Malaysia is ranked at No. 30 – classified as moderate persecution – compared to No. 37 last year and No. 40 in 2014. What went wrong?

Malaysia Church Threatened With Destruction


By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service


KOTA BARU, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities are threatening to destroy a second church of Malaysia's indigenous people, known as Orang Asli, a church official confirmed Monday, September 20.

Malaysia Court Convicts Muslims Of Burning Church


By Mike Bouwer, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Malaysian court sentenced two Muslims Friday, August 13, to five years imprisonment for torching a Protestant church, the first of several attacks on places of worship that shocked the nation this year.

Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia


By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.