How many apostates are there in Malaysia?
Not too many people know the fact that the status of freedom of religion in Malaysia is a controversial issue. Needless to say, the problem of Muslim apostasy is very sensitive. Not too many people know that the Government decided that apostates would not face government punishment so long as they did not defame Islam after their conversion. The exact number of apostates in Malaysia is not known. It is important to know the fact that many Muslims who have converted to Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and other religions lead “double lives”.