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Area: 330,434 sq km

Two distinct parts: Peninsular (West) Malaysia on the Kra peninsula of mainland Asia (PM), and East Malaysia (EM) consisting of the territories of Sarawak and Sabah on the northern third of the island of Borneo. Well-watered, tropical rainforest.

Population: 27,913,990    Annual Growth: 1.72%

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Urbanites: 72.2%

HDI Rank: 66 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 183 (31% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Malay    Languages: 145 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Expatriate Christian workers have declined in numbers due to visa restrictions. Their presence is still valued, and various ministries depend on their input. Pray for the issue of necessary visas and extensions; long-term presence is possible for those with adequate funds. Pray also for effective ministry within the limitations that exist.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Malaysia.