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  • Kidnapped pastor's family 'solid and secure in Jesus'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 26, 2018 (6 months ago)

    Screengrab from KiniTV documentary.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (BP) -- A Malaysian pastor threatened with death for trying to convert Muslims to Christianity remains missing more than a year after his February 2017 kidnapping in Kuala Lumpur, a family friend confirmed to Baptist Press today (March 26).

    The family of 63-year-old Raymond Koh has heard nothing of his whereabouts or health since his abduction by as many as a dozen masked men in broad daylight, family friend and Nashville-area pastor Greg Wilton told BP. Read More

  • Malaysian pastor's abduction now at 1-month point

    by Angela Lu/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of World Watch Monitor.
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Today (March 13) marks one month since the disappearance of Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh, whom family and friends believe was kidnapped because of his interaction with Muslim Malays.

    Police have arrested a suspect in the kidnapping but have not released any information about Koh's possible whereabouts.

    On Sunday, March 5, hundreds of Christians around Malaysia held candlelight prayer vigils in solidarity with Koh's family. Holding candles and signs reading, Read More

  • Malaysian court approves landmark Christian conversion case

    by Julia A. Seymour/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    MALAYSIA (BP) -- A Malaysian court affirmed the right of a former Muslim to convert to Christianity in a landmark ruling handed down just before Easter.

    Rooney Rebit converted to Christianity in 1999 and was baptized at age 24, according to World Watch Monitor (WWM). But he was officially considered Muslim due to his parents' conversion to Islam when he was 8. Read More