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ICC Note:

 Sharing the gospel in Muslim dominated countries like Malaysia is illegal and can sometimes lead to death. The hostility experienced by Christians in these countries has taken away the peace and freedom that they once had. Often times, Christians are wrongfully accused without any proof or way to defend themselves. Therefore, Christians choose leave their homes.

10/23/2017 Malaysia (Malaysian Digest) – The family of a Christian pastor who was abducted eight months ago lived in such fear that they considered emigrating to Australia, but he decided to stay in Malaysia, his tearful wife told a fact-finding panel on Friday.

Pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo, 62, was snatched by a group of men in broad daylight on the morning of Feb. 13, when they forced his car to a stop as it exited a highway in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur. Koh, a member of Malaysia’s Christian minority, has been missing ever since.

His wife, Susanna Liew, said the family had been living in fear of death threats since 2011, when an NGO headed by Koh was accused of trying to convert Muslim youths to Christianity, an act that is considered illegal in Malaysia. Their troubles began when officers with the Islamic Religious Department in Selangor state raided a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Koh and attended by Muslims.

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