The Origins of Parti Islam Se Malaysia

  title={The Origins of Parti Islam Se Malaysia},
  author={Neil John Funston},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  pages={58 - 73}
  • N. J. Funston
  • Published 1 March 1976
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Prior to entering a coalition with the ruling Alliance party at the beginning of 1973, and incorporation in the broader National Front coalition in June 1974 Parti Islam Se Malaysia (usually abbreviated to Party Islam or PAS, though until recently widely known as the Pan Malayan Islamic Party) had long been established as Malaysia's leading opposition party; within the National Front its position is second only to that of the Alliance. Nonetheless political scientists and historians have… 

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