The passing of Nik Aziz Nik Mat : implications for PAS and Malaysian politics
Farish A. Noor
Date of Issue2015
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Nik Aziz Nik Mat, the Spiritual Leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS had been a prominent political and religious figure in Malaysia since the 1980s, and had played a pivotal role in the development of PAS as a modern Islamist party with international connections. His passing may have a profound impact on both the party he led and Malaysian politics as a whole.
RSIS Commentaries, 032/15
Nanyang Technological University