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

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist christiansworship 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?

NEWS ALERT: Malaysia Releasing Confiscated Bibles

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Malaysian Christians on Thursday, March 17, awaited two shipments of 35,000 confiscated Bibles after the government promised to release them.

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.

NEWS ALERT: Malaysia Police Identify Suspect In Spreading Church Attacks

By BosNewsLife Asia Service n_05ongKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Malaysian police said Tuesday, January 12, they have identified their first suspect in attacks on some 10 churches and Christian buildings amid a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.

Malaysia Pentecostal Church Forgives Arsonists

By BosNewsLife Asia Service n_p1tabernacleKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Worshipers of a Pentecostal church that was burned by suspected Islamic arsonists in a suburb of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have forgiven those who destroyed their building, a senior pastor said Sunday, January 10.

NEWS ALERT: Arsonists Attack Fourth Church In Malaysia

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 741-Malaysia_Allah_Ban.sff.embedded.prod_affiliate.36KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Arsonists in Malaysia attacked a fourth church in the capital Kuala Lumpur after a High Court decision to end a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims, church officials said.

Swiss Marinet Ban Threatens Christians In Muslim Countries–report

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife minaretsCAIRO/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- An aid and advocacy group has warned that a recent decision by Swiss voters to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland is having ramifications for already persecuted Christians in several Muslim-majority countries.

Malaysia Confiscates Thousands Of Bibles

By BosNewsLife Asia Service thumb_1206370202083_0p9035954515164771KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Malaysia's government was still refusing Saturday, November 7, to release some 15,000 imported Bibles because the word "Allah" for God appears in them, officials said.