Saturday, April 4, 2015

Malaysia Post-GST & Demographics

Malaysia moved into post-GST era and politics in the country gets more exciting with the people debating about the GST implementation and its ramifications. Further, the former Premier's critique of the current administration in his blog two days ago created more talking points in coffee shops. But I was attracted to an article in Todayonline news (see here) that by 2050, more than 7 in 10 people in Malaysia will be Muslims and it was reported in the same article that in 2010 just slightly over 62% of the population are Muslims and I suppose the two-third threshold will be met in 10 or so years from now. It is also predicted that the Christian population in Malaysia will remain constant at around 9.4% by 2050.
Although these are men's surveys, we pray that evangelism and outreach will be multiplied instead of many church activities which are inward looking and centre more on fun, meetings and AGMs. I can say that I would have visited and ministered in all the 4 or 5 villages under our church's care by now if not for the constant rounds of meetings and AGMs. Thank God it is now over except for the District level AGM in May and the State's AGM in November.

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