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Malaysia sits between West and East Asia geographically, and straddles the region culturally and religiously. Unsurprisingly, denominational/institutional Pentecostalism and independent charismatic figures/movements have also come from both areas.

Institutionally, in West Malaysia, the Ceylon Pentecostal Mission (CPM)arrived first, missionizing Indian and Ceylonese migrants in the 1930s. American Assemblies of God (AG) missionaries later followed in 1934, evangelizing Chinese urban migrants. The AG’s impact became more significant than the CPM…

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Weng Kit, Cheong, “Malaysia”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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