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Title: The New PAS: Re-defining the Future of Islamist Politics
Authors: Yang Razali Kassim
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Yang Razali Kassim. (2007). The New PAS: Re-defining the Future of Islamist Politics. (RSIS Commentaries, No. 062). RSIS Commentaries. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Commentaries, 062-07
Abstract: IF THE trend from the recently-concluded internal elections of Malaysia’s PAS holds, the reform drive currently under way in the Islamist party could significantly impact not just its leadership but also more than the future of political Islam, or Islamist politics, in the country. Through secret ballot, the party rank-and-file fortified the ongoing shift away from orthodoxy, while carefully preserving the collective charisma of the ulama class of senior religious scholars. If the last party elections two years ago started this reformist trend with the rise to prominence of the technocrats and professionals, the 53rd muktamar or general assembly saw the emergence of a new breed of clerics with a reformist image – the “young ulama”.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/82352
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/39935
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
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