Malaysia, with 28 million people, 137 living languages, 8,232 distinct people groups, and with the majority speaking minority languages, is one of the world most difficult places to secure Bibles and resources. Islam is the state religion with 60% of the population as followers, and the number is growing. Buddhism is practiced by 20% and 10% are Christians. Although Malaysia has a long history of strife and unrest, Malaysia boasts one of Asia's fastest growing economies. And, in spite of its large land mass and many islands, there are 30 million registered cell phones – more phones than there are people. The Malaysian Treasures project is launched with a basic library of Bibles, audio Bibles, books and gospel recordings with the long-term goal of making Bibles and resources accessible for the Malaysian people in every language. We work toward a day when digital smartphone-ready Bibles (text, audio and visual) in every Malaysian language will circulate across the country on a single free and free-to-copy SD chip.
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