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Keyword: Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS)

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News & Analysis

Rift in PAS as theories abound over “conservatives” and “liberals”

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rajab 08, 14302009-07-01

What started as a media manufactured rift in Malaysia’s Islamic Party (PAS) soon became real after its top leader openly condemned a section of the leadership who has been in talks with the ruling UMNO.

South-East Asia

Sleaze clouds Mahathir-endorsed new prime minister

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14302009-04-01

In the ongoing political drama that has played out over the last decade, more so since the opposition’s impressive gains in last year’s general elections, the government imposed a three-month ban on one of the country’s most widely circulated newspaper, Harakah, the bilingual voice of the Islamic Party (PAS), which now controls two of the five states the opposition alliance captured last year.

South-East Asia

Anwar’s strong stance over Ghazzah and PAS’s by-election victory

Abdar Rahman Koya

Safar 05, 14302009-02-01

By-elections in Malaysia are fought with the same vigor, if not more, as the general election. Why this is so remains a mystery, especially when the ruling party still has a comfortable majority in parliament despite the drubbing it got in the general elections last March.

South-East Asia

Malaysia’s opposition coalition learning lessons in democratic politics

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14292008-07-01

It has become a political tradition for the performance of a government to be evaluated once it has been in power for a period of some three months or a hundred days. This is usually taken as the time required for the new administration to bed itself in; problems encountered before this time has elapsed can often be conveniently attributed to the previous regime.

South-East Asia

Malaysia’s PAS facing pressure to change tack because of association with Anwar Ibrahim

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14262005-06-01

The rise and fall of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) seem to be tied to its arch-rival United Malay National Organisation (UMNO). Now that UMNO’s worst crisis is over with the end of the Anwar Ibrahim saga, all indications are that PAS is declining, with even party leaders becoming defensive when trying to answer accusations that the party has lost its direction.

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