The Ulama, Thought-Styles, and the Islamic state debate in contemporary Malaysia
During the 1980s Islamic resurgence in Malaysia, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) championed the formation of an Islamic state, while the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO) retained its Malay/nationalist and secular ideology. However, in the run up to the 2008 general elections, PAS revealed its manifesto as Negara Berkebajikan Malaysia, or �benevolent� state, and retained it for the 2013 elections. Conversely, some quarters within UMNO called for the implementation of...[Show more]
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