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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Christianity Malaysia - 8.60% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Christian 8.6%. Only 1.2% evangelical. Made up of Tamils and Telegu-speaking peoples form India as well as Chinese peoples.
Christianity Malaysia 1,379,000 7.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Main religions: Islam (50%), Buddhism (15%), Taoism (Chinese folk-religions) (15%), Hinduism (7%), Christianity (7%)... "
Christianity Malaysia 1,300,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Christianity Malaysia 1,000,000 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Christianity " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "The Christian population is estimated at about one million or six per cent of the national population. 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. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Malaysia 700 - 7
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Malaysia 800 - 9
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Council for World Mission Malaysia 8,000 0.04% - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 8,000 members. " [GPM is the only Council for World Missions church in Malaysia]
Dejiao Malaysia - - 1
unit
- 1952 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "The first Dejiao organization in the Malay region, the Zi Xin Ge, was established in 1952. "
Dejiao Malaysia - - 31
units
- 1981 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "In 1954 new Dejiao groups sprung up one after the other in the Malay regions of Malacca, Johore, Penang, and Perak. Eight more groups were born in the 1960s, and by 1981 there were at least thirty Dejiao organizations in the Malay region. "
Evangelical Malaysia - 1.10% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestants 2.1% (11% in E.M.). Community 242,000 (51,000 in P.M. only). Evangelicals 1.1% (in P.M. only 0.2%, in E.M. 9%).
Evangelical Malaysia - 1.20% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Christian 8.6%. Only 1.2% evangelical. Made up of Tamils and Telegu-speaking peoples form India as well as Chinese peoples.
Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia Malaysia 8,000 0.04% - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 8,000 members. "
Hinduism Malaysia - 9.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Chinese religions 20%, Hindus 9%, Free thinkers 17%, Animists 8%,
Hinduism Malaysia - 11.00% - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 324. "...overseas Indians remain as an element in the ethnic mosaic of the region, and particularly in... Malaysia where they make up about 11 percent of the total [population]. "
Hinduism Malaysia - 7.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Hinduism Malaysia 1,100,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 24-25. map
Hinduism Malaysia - 7.00% - - 1994 *LINK* "Malaysia Poll: 15% Say Wife Abuse is OK " by Pushparani, Kuala Lumpur, in Hinduism Today International (June 1994) They found that 1.8 million, or 39%, of Malaysian women were regularly abused by their husbands. (Seven percent of the population is Hindu).
Hinduism Malaysia - 6.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Hindus 6%. Made up of Indians, the majority of which are from South India where there is a strong Church. A few are staunch Hindus from north India.
Hinduism Malaysia 1,379,000 7.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Main religions: Islam (50%), Buddhism (15%), Taoism (Chinese folk-religions) (15%), Hinduism (7%), Christianity (7%)... "
Hinduism Malaysia 1,430,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Hinduism Malaysia 1,400,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; (Rank: 6)
Hinduism Malaysia 1,043,500 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; Rank: #7
Islam Malaysia 6,500,000 50.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 164-165. [Original src: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978).] Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Malaysia - 45.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Islam 45% - Malays and a few Indians and tribal peoples.
Islam Malaysia - 50.00% - - 1981 Naipaul, V.S. Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1981), pg. 227, 235. "Malays rule; the country is officially Muslim, with Muslim personal laws "; Pg. 235: "Only half the population was Muslim; but everyone had to make his obeisance to Islam. The pressure came from below: a movement of purification and cleansing, but also a racial movement. "
Islam Malaysia 14,500,000 52.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Malaysia - 53.00% - - 1990 Fisher, Mary Pat & Robert Luyster. Living Religions, I.B. Tauris & Co.: New York (1990), pg. 302. "Malaysia, which is only fifty-three percent Muslim, is considering establishing Shari'ah as civil law, including extreme punishments... "
Islam Malaysia - 53.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Islam Malaysia - 55.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Muslim 55%. Made up of Malays, Pakistanis, Iranians, Bosnian refugees.
Islam Malaysia 9,850,000 50.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Main religions: Islam (50%), Buddhism (15%), Taoism (Chinese folk-religions) (15%), Hinduism (7%), Christianity (7%)... "
Islam Malaysia 10,770,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam Malaysia - 53.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Larsen, Anne Kathrine. "The Impact of the Islamic Resurgence on the Belief System of Rural Malays " in Temenos 32 (1996), 137-154. (online: viewed 30 Jan. 1999). "Islam is the official state religion, although all have the constitutional right of freedom of profession and practice of their own religion. Although 53% of the population is Muslim, the Islamic religion is closely identified with the Malay community. Virtually all Malays are Muslims... "
Islam Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Islam " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "Islam is primarily identified with the Malays, although there are a considerable number of non-Malays (i.e. particularly Muslim Indians, and also Chinese, Kadazan and others). It forms the largest single religious group in the country. "
Islam Malaysia - - - - 1998 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 33. "Muslims... Illustration: The Masjid Jamek, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia... "
Islam Malaysia 10,806,000 49.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Malaysia 634 0.00% 18
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Malaysia 1,895 0.01% 40
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 4,846.
Jehovah's Witnesses Malaysia 2,021 0.01% 43
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Malaysia 1,573 - 18
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Malaysia 4,846 0.02% 40
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site From 1997 Statistics "Memorial attendance " column. Count of all who attend this once-a-year meeting, whether or not a "publisher " in full standing. Most would be considered adherents.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Malaysia 5,187 0.02% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Ji Dejiao Malaysia - - 9
units
- 1982 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "Most of the Dejiao groups which belong to the general Dejiao league called the Nangyang Moral Uplifting (Dejiao) General Society have names beginning with the character Zi, but another group, including the Ji De Ge in Perak, have names beginning with the character Ji... The Ji group Dejiao had nine organizations as of 1982 [in Malay]. "
Malaysia Baptist Convention Malaysia 7,000 - 80
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Methodist Malaysia - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in... India, Malaysia-Sinagpore, Korea, the Philippines... "
Negrito Semang Malaysia - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 709. "While their numbers are small, the religions of such groups as the Negrito Semang on the Malay Peninsula... reflect, at least in part, an adaptation to a hunting-and-gathering mode of existence. "
Negrito Semang Malaysia - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 710. "The Negrito Semang, a hunting-and-gathering people of Malaya, believe, for example, that the most important supernatural powers are the chinoi, humanoid yet invisible creatures who are equated in Semang thought with birds, flowers, and other natural phenomena, with human fetuses, and with the fertility of wild plants. Access to the power of this highly generalized class of beings is gained by the actions of shamans, called halak, who in trance-states become chinoi... "
New Kadampa Tradition Malaysia - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of NKT Centers for Asia, Australasia and America " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory; Kuala Lumpur
Nonreligious Malaysia - 17.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Chinese religions 20%, Hindus 9%, Free thinkers 17% [i.e. Nonreligious], Animists 8%,
Om Sakathi Malaysia - - 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]
Orang Asli Malaysia 95,529 0.50% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 600-601. "Numbering 95,529 people in 1995, the Orang Asli are fond in all 11 states of Peninsular Malaysia. The Orang Asli constitute an extremely small segment of the population of Malaysia, making up only 0.5% of the total population... " Pg. 601: "Unlike other major religions of the world, the Orang Asli religion does not possess any written script. Traditionally the Orang Asli are animists and believe that there are spirits that dwell in inanimate objects such as trees and rocks... Beliefs in shamanism are still very strong among some tribes... Aside from shamanism, dreams occupy an important place in the spiritual life of the Orang Asli... Today, some Orang Asli have embraced other major religions, particulay Islam and Christianity. "
other Malaysia 980,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Islam, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion, Hinduism, Christianity
Penan Malaysia 10,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 634-635. "Penan: Location: Malaysia (Sarawak state); Population: 10,000; Language: Penan; Religion: Animism; Christianity "; "The Penan are a subgroup of the Orang Ulu in the state o Sarawak. They are among the last of the nomadic hunter-gatherers living in the world's tropical rain forests today, and have been described as the true aborigines of the island of Borneo. "; Pg. 635: "Some Penan were converted to Christianity through the efforts of the Borneo Evangelical Mission, while the rest remain animist, believing in a supreme god called Bungan, and that nature itself has a soul... "
Plymouth Brethren Malaysia - - 100
units
- 1996 *LINK* web page: "'Plymouth Brethren' FAQ "; "Author: Shawn Abigail; November1998; Version 1.6.1 " There are about 50 English speaking assemblies in Malaysia with another 30 or so Chinese and Tamil speaking Assemblies (Mostly Chinese).
primal-indigenous Malaysia - 8.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Chinese religions 20%, Hindus 9%, Free thinkers 17%, Animists 8%
primal-indigenous Malaysia - 2.40% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Animism 2.4%. Most of these people are from East Malaysia.
Protestant Malaysia 242,000 2.10% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestants 2.1% (11% in E.M.). Community 242,000 (51,000 in P.M. only). Evangelicals 1.1% (in P.M. only 0.2%, in E.M. 9%).
Sikhism Malaysia 50,000 - - - 1983 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 2/23/83 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Sikhs also moved to Malaysia. Today as many as 50,000 Sikhs live in the western part and to the south, in the city-country of Singapore, there are an estimated 20,000 more Sikhs.
Sikhism Malaysia - - 60
units
- 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. Map: Number of Sikh gurdwaras ( "a gurdwara is both a place of worship and community centre ")
Sikhism Malaysia 40,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 2/14/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR A STRONG CHURCH AMONG THE 40,000 SIKHS IN MALAYSIA "
Sikhism Malaysia 50,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Sikhism " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "Sikh temples managed by local committees are to be found in Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, Ipoh, Taiping, Seremban, and other smaller centres where there is a Sikh community... The three main divisions into which the Sikhs fall Malawa, Majha and Dhoaba are all represented in Malaysia. In the larger centres there are separate temples for each group, but elsewhere temples are maintained by the combined efforts of all three groups... The present Sikh population of Malaysia is reckoned to stand at around 40,000-50,000, forming about three per cent of the total Indian community in the nation's population. "
Sinhalese Buddhism Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Buddhism " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "But in the rest of the country south of Pulau Pinang and Kelantan, most of the Theravada Buddhists are Sinhalese. The earliest known Buddhist foundation in the country is in fact the Sinhalese Buddhist temple in Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, built on land granted by the colonial government and consecrated in 1894. "
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Malaysia 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Malaysia 11 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Malaysia 2 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Theravada Buddhism Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Buddhism " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "Most non-Chinese Buddhists follow the Theravada School. It is practised by the Malaysian-Thais to be found particularly in the border states of Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis which have been subject to Thai infiltration over the past three centuries. There are numerous Thai Buddhist temples, monasteries and other foundations in Kelantan The extremely beautiful Wat Putharamaran at Repek, Pasir Mas, Kelantan is the administrative centre of Thai Buddhism in that state. Kedah also boasts a good number of Thai temples and institutions and Alor Setar is the natural centre. There are also a number of Thai Buddhist temples in Perlis and important temples in Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang, Ipoh and Taiping as well. "
True Jesus Church Malaysia - - 47
units
- 2005 *LINK* official organization website; webpage: "Find a Church " database-based church locator (viewed 14 April 2005) 47 congreg. listed: Alor Setar Church; Asia City Church; Ayer Tawar Church; Balung Church; Beaufort Church; Bercham Church; Chendrong Church; Cheras Church; Donggongon Church; Gombak Church; Inanam Church; Ipoh Church; Johore Bahru Church; Kajang Church; Keningau Church; Klang Church; Kolombong Church; Kota Belud Church; Kota Kinabalu Church; Kuching House of Prayer; Kudat Church; Labuan Church; Malacca Church; Miri House of Prayer; Padang Serai Church; Papar Church; Penampang Church; Penang Church; Petaling Jaya Church; Port Dickson Church; Putatan Church; Ranau Church; Sandakan Church; Seremban Church; Sibuga Church; Sibuga Church; Subang Jaya Church; Sungai Apih Church; Sungai Petani Church; Sungai Siput Church; Tamparuli Church; Tanjung Aru Church; Tawau Church; Tenom Church; Tinuhan Church; Tuaran Church; Wangkod Church
unknown Malaysia - 6.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
World Red Swastika Society Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "CONFUCIANISM, TAOISM AND ANCESTOR WORSHIP " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "Taoism, along with Buddhism, has undergone attempts at revival and reform in the twentieth century. Amongst such organisations founded for this purpose is the World Red Swastika Society which has a number of branches in Malaysia. "
Zan Hua Ge Malaysia - - 10
units
- 1982 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "In addition, there are ten organizations affiliated with Zan Hua Ge of Penang, which was established in 1957, eleven organizations affiliated with the Zhen Yi Ge established in 1966, and some others. These each have different deities as their central objects of worship. " [A sect of Dejiao]
Zhen Yi Ge Malaysia - - 11
units
- 1982 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "In addition, there are ten organizations affiliated with Zan Hua Ge of Penang, which was established in 1957, eleven organizations affiliated with the Zhen Yi Ge established in 1966, and some others. These each have different deities as their central objects of worship. " [A sect of Dejiao]
miscellaneous regional info Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Peninsular Malaysia - Muslim (Malays), Buddhist (Chinese), Hindu (Indians); Sabah - Muslim 38%, Christian 17%, other 45%; Sarawak - tribal religion 35%, Buddhist and Confucianist 24%, Muslim 20%, Christian 16%, other 5%; Total pop.: 20,491,303.
Hinduism Malaysia - Indians - 87.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Hinduism " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "...the Hinduism practised in Malaysia today is the Hinduism of the settlers who came into this country in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, mostly as contract labourers with a sprinkling of English- educated immigrants who provided the basis of a professional middle class community. It is reckoned that about 87 per cent of Malaysian Indians today are practising Hindus. "
Sikhism Malaysia - Indians 50,000 3.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Sikhism " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "The present Sikh population of Malaysia is reckoned to stand at around 40,000-50,000, forming about three per cent of the total Indian community in the nation's population. "
Anglican Malaysia - Peninsular 7,500 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There are 51,000 Protestant adherents (largest of the 12 denominations - Anglican 7,500; Baptists 2,000; Brethren 3,200; Presbyterian 6,000; Lutherans (2) 4,300; Methodists 15,000; Assemblies of God 3,000)
Assemblies of God Malaysia - Peninsular 3,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There are 51,000 Protestant adherents (largest of the 12 denominations - Anglican 7,500; Baptists 2,000; Brethren 3,200; Presbyterian 6,000; Lutherans (2) 4,300; Methodists 15,000; Assemblies of God 3,000)


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