With the recent announcement to dissolve Parliament by Prime Minister Najib Razak, we now face the imminent 13th General Elections for Malaysia. In response, the Council of Churches Malaysia (CCM) — an umbrella body of Protestant churches — and the Catholic Research Center have released a video:
In the video, Christian voters are asked to vote for a corruption-free country where all Malaysians are treated as equals and there is religious freedom, among other things. But voters are warned against relying on a single source of information in deciding on their candidates.
“Be well informed about the issues that are most important and urgent for our nation, our rights, integrity and sustainable development. Before you go to vote, reflect on all the facts, reflect on the history and the track record of parties, coalitions, candidates. Reflect on your values as a Christian Malaysian,” the video said.
In the run-up to the elections, churches have allowed training on voter education and election agents to be conducted on their premises. Christians have also been encouraged to pray for the elections.