Ball in PAS’ court to prove commitment to Islamic agenda, say analysts


Diyana Ibrahim

Under new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s government, PAS now has a chance to show whether it can implement the Islamic agenda it has always used in trying to woo Malay-Muslim voters. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 6, 2021.

PAS has scored big with the appointment of its vice-president Idris Ahmad to the post of religious affairs minister, analysts said, adding that the party now has the chance to prove its commitment to its Islamic ideology.

Until last year when it joined the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, PAS had never tasted federal power since its founding in the 1950s.


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