People walk around after participating in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kuala Lumpur. Political Islam has been a mainstay in Malaysian politics since the country’s independence from Britain in 1957. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk around after participating in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kuala Lumpur. Political Islam has been a mainstay in Malaysian politics since the country’s independence from Britain in 1957. Photo: EPA-EFE

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Who is PAS, the party with the most seats in Malaysia’s new parliament?

  • PAS, one of the parties in ex-premier Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional coalition, has long unnerved Malaysia’s minority groups with its hardline Islamist stance
  • Fuelled by support in Peninsular Malaysia’s northern and eastern regions, PAS could deepen its conservative agenda after last week’s polls, say experts

People walk around after participating in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kuala Lumpur. Political Islam has been a mainstay in Malaysian politics since the country’s independence from Britain in 1957. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk around after participating in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kuala Lumpur. Political Islam has been a mainstay in Malaysian politics since the country’s independence from Britain in 1957. Photo: EPA-EFE
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