Pan Malaysian Islamic Party – democratic Islamists, or illiberal ethno-nationalists?

When PAS won state elections in Kelantan and Terangganu in 1959 it was the first time an Islamist political party anywhere in the world had won office in a democratic election. Since then it has continued to dominate Kelantan government, and established itself as the second most important Malay political party after the ruling UMNO.

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