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  Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Malaysia or Peninsular Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by the Johor Causeway and the Tuas Second Link on the south with Singapore.
East Malaysia, consisting of the federal territory of Labuan and the states of Sabah and Sarawak, occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei.
In terms of agriculture, Malaysia is the world's primary exporter of natural rubber and palm oil, which together with sawlogs and sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco dominate the growth of the sector.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malaysia   (5468 words)

 Christianity in Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Malaysia, Christians comprise approximately one-tenth of the population.
Christmas is a public holiday in Malaysia, however, much of the public celebration is commercial in nature and has no overt religious overtones.
Occasionally, Christian activist groups do buy newspaper advertorials on Christmas or Easter but this is largely only allowed in English newspapers and permission is not given every year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christianity_in_Malaysia   (866 words)

 Developing Southeast Asia: Singapore and Malaysia
The climate of Malaysia and Singapore is characteristic of their equatorial location, tropical with hot temperatures and high rainfalls.
Behasa Malaysia, English, and Chinese are the main languages spoken throughout Malaysia and Singapore.
Most of Malaysia occupies the southern tip of the Malaya Peninsula, south of Thailand, and is also known as Peninsular or West Malaysia.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam3/MalaysiaSingapore.html   (1860 words)

In 1975 the churches in Malaysia and Singapore separated to form independent synods in view of the withdrawal of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.
The absence of a creedal statement such as the Westminster Confession in the constitution was one of the difficulties to be overcome because of the conditions attached to financial trusts at Orchard Road in particular.
Christianity was needed to counterbalance the negative effects of the changes the British were bringing to Malaysian society.
www.schoolofministry.ac.nz /reformed/malaysia.htm   (9201 words)

 Malaysia (09/05)
Malaysia's population of 25.6 million (2004) continues to grow at a rate of 2.0% per annum; about 32.8% of the population is under the age of 15.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ("paramount ruler"), customarily referred to as the king.
Malaysia is one of the world's largest exporters of semiconductor devices, electrical goods, and appliances, and the government has ambitious plans to make Malaysia a leading producer and developer of high-tech products, including software.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2777.htm   (3360 words)

 Malaysia 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Muslims in Malaysia are slightly more than half of the population, unlike in Indonesia where they are the overwhelming majority.
Malaysia is 60 percent Muslim, 20 percent Buddhist, 9 percent Christian and 6 percent Hindu.
Their lawyers cited that Malaysia is a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Bangkok Declaration and the Vienna Declaration, all which includes a freedom of religion clause, and argued that domestic laws must conform to international norms.
www.hrwf.net /html/malaysia_2004.html   (3574 words)

 Top20Malaysia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Malaysia!
Malaysia is divided into two political divisions: states (negeri) and Federal Territories (Wilayah Persekutuan) that collectively has the status of a state.
By refusing aid and thus the conditions attached thereof from the IMF, Malaysia was not affected to the same degree in the Asian Financial Crisis as Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Malaysia is a multi-racial society, consisting of 65% Malays and other indigenous tribes, 25% Chinese, 7% Indians.
www.top20malaysia.com   (5094 words)

 Educan More about Malaysia
Malaysia is found in rapidly developing South East Asia and is a member of the trading group known as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Peninsular Malaysia is found between Thailand to the north and the Island and City of Singapore to the south.
East Malaysia, which consists of the 13th and 14th states of Sabah and Sarawak, is found on the north coast of Borneo and borders the Indonesian province of Kalimantan and the oil rich country of Brunei Darulsalam.
webhome.idirect.com /~wpines/malaysia.html   (1267 words)

 Travel Information of Malaysia
Although East Malaysia occupies the larger portion of Malaysia's total area, it is primarily comprised of undeveloped land and jungles.
Malaysia is a land of fascinating sights and attractions.
They must be endorsed for traveling to Malaysia and have a period of validity of at least six months beyond the time of stay allowed in Malaysia.
asiatravel.com /malinfo.html   (856 words)

Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and 3 federal territories with a parliamentary system of government based on periodic multiparty elections in which the ruling National Front coalition has held power for more than 40 years.
Malaysia was invited by the Community of Democracies' (CD) Convening Group to attend the November 2002 second CD Ministerial Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, as an observer.
In August 2000, the High Court heard an appeal from the Socialist Party of Malaysia, whose application to form a new political party was rejected in February 1999 by the Registrar of Societies.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18252.htm   (18711 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Country profiles | Country profile: Malaysia
Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia's most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.
He is the traditional ruler of Malaysia's smallest state, Perlis, a rural province in the far north bordering on Thailand.
Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, himself a prince, devised the system after independence in 1957 to spread power among the sultans and rajas who had ruled over fiefdoms on the Malay peninsula for hundreds of years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1304569.stm   (891 words)

 Malaysia Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Malaysia was one of the first countries that the Chinese could apply to for leisure travel.
Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday reported its second straight quarterly loss of 367.7 million ringgit (US$97 million; euro83 million), in the quarter through September, a sharp reversal from a net profit of 132.7 million ringgit (US$35.1 million; euro29.8 million) in the same period a year earlier.
Based on Malaysia's experience in fighting communist terrorists for almost 20 years, he said, they would lose ground support if they were cut off from the people.
malaydaily.blogspot.com   (9286 words)

 Malaysia Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Malaysia is important to world energy markets because of its 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves and its net oil exports of over 300,000 barrels per day.
Malaysia has maintained its policy of a fixed exchange rate between the ringgit and the U.S. dollar, which was imposed by Prime Minister Mahathir in September 1998, as part of capital controls designed to stem the outflow of short-term capital in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.
Malaysia currently has approximately 14 gigawatts (GW) of electric generation capacity, of which 86% is thermal and 14% is hydroelectric.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/malaysia.html   (3267 words)

 Islam is coming apart at the seams in Malaysia
She took a Christian name and started wearing western style clothes, abandoning the chador, and was opening speaking of her faith.
She also said she was preparing to die, for her family back in Malaysia would send a hit man and kill her here in the USA.
The Christian faith is based on a choice, by faith, to follow Jesus Christ.
www.blessedquietness.com /journal/housechu/malaysia.htm   (1798 words)

 Compass Direct   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In Malaysia, names are linked to religion, so a person with a Muslim name is automatically assumed to be of the Muslim faith.
Lina Joy has repeatedly argued that, as a Christian convert, she should not be subject to sharia law.
In late February, representatives of all major religions in Malaysia suggested the establishment of an interfaith arbitration panel to settle religious disputes.
www.compassdirect.org /en/newslongen.php?idelement=3735   (716 words)

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The Boys' Brigade in Malaysia OK. The only reason this is here is because my brother is in the 3rd Manjung Company at school.
The Emerging Scholars Network 'is called to identify, encourage, and support the next generation of Christian scholars, at all stages of their academic careers, who seek to be a redeeming influence within higher education'.
Christian radio station based in the UK but with programs from a few places.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~chquay/pages/lynx.shtml   (1211 words)

This was originally published in 1990 for the Malaysian Church History Study Group by Seminari Theoloji Malaysia and the Catholic Research Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
This was the second of a series of writings on Malaysian Church History produced by members of the Malaysian Church History Study Group under the auspices of Seminari Theoloji Malaysia and the Catholic Research Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
www.missionstudies.org /malaysia   (578 words)

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Malaysia’s race-based parties have been remarkably successful in ensuring that no group is politically marginalized.
Malaysia’s preferential policy also contributes to divisiveness in society.
Malaysia received its alphabet from the West, and demographically is more like America than the ethnically homogenous East Asian countries that Mahathir so fancies.
www.worldpress.org /article_model.cfm?article_id=1793&dont=yes   (1656 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Malaysia - Malaysia Tourism
Destination Malaysia, a virtual travel guide to the country that was formerly known as "Malaya".
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country in Southeast Asia.
On 16 September 1963 the federation was enlarged by the accession of the states of Singapore, Sabah (formerly British North Borneo) and Sarawak.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/malaysia.htm   (671 words)

Malaysia, a Study in Direct and Indirect Rule.
Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, a Travel Survival Kit.
Wilkinson, R. "Early Indian Influence in Malaysia." Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 13, no. 2 (October 1935): 1-16.
www.hawaii.edu /cseas/pubs/malaysia/malaysia.html   (4361 words)

Eighty percent of Malawi is Christian; 13 percent is Muslim.
In a major initiative taken in 1985, the heads of churches from the different church traditions present in the country voluntarily came together and established a national Christian body.
Christianity had become insignificant or else had been suppressed or precluded entirely.
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_166.html   (2362 words)

 Sivin Kit's Garden
Dr Hwa, a former principal of Seminari Teoloji Malaysia in Seremban, is among those in the forefront of the Protestant Christian community who are advocating ecumenical unity not only among Christians but also among peoples of all faiths.
Dr Hwa has great influence among the Conservative wing of Protestant Christianity in Malaysia and hence is in a very strategic position to influence and lead the Conservatives into dropping their exclusive doctrinal position and opening up to the process of mergers with peoples of other faiths.
There were of course other "less Christian" activities like being part of the chinese society, having a crush on a girl *eh-hem*, playing ping pong in the Canteen, etc. the usual high school activities.
sivinkit.net   (2466 words)

 Dhimmi Watch: Americans Arrested for Promoting Christianity in Malaysia
The two men were detained on Monday and a local court had ordered them to be held for 14 days to assist in investigations, a police spokesman told AFP.
It is an offence in mainly-Muslim Malaysia to try to convert Muslims away from their faith.
The official Bernama news agency said they were arrested for distributing pamphlets with religious content at Malaysia's new administrative capital Putrajaya, 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of here.
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/005917.php   (668 words)

 TConline - Nov. 2002 - Chinese in Malaysia: Ready to take the gospel home
The faiths represented by these houses of worship are the minority in Malaysia where Islam is the national religion.
Although Malays are required to follow Islam, other citizens are free to practice the religion of their choice.
The Chinese of Malaysia will be featured during the 2002 Week of Prayer, Dec. 1-8.
archives.tconline.org /Stories/Nov02/malaysia.htm   (1101 words)

 IAMS Conference 2004
Outline of Christianity in Malaysia - by John Roxborogh
Malaysia is told to be one of the most pleasant, hassle-free countries to visit in South-East Asia.
Citizens of countries other than those stated above are allowed to enter Malaysia for a social or business visit not exceeding one month without visa.
www.missionstudies.org /conference/malaysia_-_information.htm   (472 words)

 YUL Research Guide for Christianity:Reference Tools and Bibliographies:Missions & World Christianity
Extensive and comprehensive coverage of Christian missions with 2,400 original signed biographies by 350 authors from 45 countries.
The database hosted at the Yale Divinity Library aims to record all periodicals on foreign missions published in Britain between the eighteenth century and the 1960s by missionary societies and commercial publishers.
Christianity and culture : a bibliography with indexes.
www.library.yale.edu /div/missref.htm   (779 words)

 Messy Christian: Blog interviewed by The Bloke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Before I discovered such a concept as "Authentic Christianity", to survive as a Christian I had to put on my best mask to deceive others into thinking that I'm a better Christian than I actually am.
There are restrictions, and some believers do face persecution from their family members when they accept the Lord because it is considered a dishonour to leave your family religion.
Before I discovered such a concept as "Authentic Christianity", to survive as a Christian I had to put on my best mask to deceive others into thinking...
www.messychristian.com /archives/2005/02/blog_interviewe.htm   (888 words)

note: in addition, in East Malaysia several indigenous languages are spoken, the largest of which are Iban and Kadazan
Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing industry, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging and processing timber;
Peninsular Malaysia - rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice;
go.hrw.com /atlas/norm_htm/malaysia.htm   (109 words)

 Books & History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Histories to 1990 of the major, and some smaller, Christian churches in West Malaysia.
Available from the Bible College of New Zealand (Go to http://bcnz.ac.nz/ then to Publications), or in Dunedin from OC Books.
The Christian Good of Scotland and the Rise of the Missionary Movement, John Roxborogh, Rutherford House / Paternoster Press, 1999, ISBN 0-946068-49-6, 324 pp.
roxborogh.com /books.htm   (129 words)

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