Protesters wearing headbands of the Parti Islam SeMalaysia demonstrate against a voting system they say is rigged in favour of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in 2013. Malaysia’s general election this year will be a test of the rise of political Islam in the country. Photo: AFP

How political Islam is gaining ground in Southeast Asia despite the fall of Islamic State

Derwin Pereira says the battlefield defeat of Islamic State should not be cause for complacency as political Islam makes inroads into Southeast Asia. Upcoming elections in Indonesia and Malaysia are test cases for the rise of the religious right

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Protesters wearing headbands of the Parti Islam SeMalaysia demonstrate against a voting system they say is rigged in favour of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in 2013. Malaysia’s general election this year will be a test of the rise of political Islam in the country. Photo: AFP
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