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Is there any jews in Malaysia?

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added Feb 2, 2016 in Population by joanlaw Corporal (1,220 points)

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responded Feb 3, 2016 by Help team Sergeant (2,060 points)

A good number used to live openly in the state of Penang until towards the end of the 1970s, when many emigrated due to growing state-sanctioned antisemitism. They were also found elsewhere in the nation, especially in Negeri Sembilan and Malacca. Indications of the growing racial and religious hostility in the nation has caused many Malaysian Jews to leave or flee the country. - Wikipedia

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History of the Jews in Malaysia - Wikipedia

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