Tag: islamists

Malaysia Islamist party leader says forbidden to give power to non-Malays

The leader of the Islamists PAS Abdul Hadi Awang says it is forbidden for people of Islamic faith to surrender or give power to other races who are not Muslims. He wrote in a column in the party newspaper Harakah Daily says this is like surrendering your home to a guest and then fleeing...

Chinese-led party defends Mahathir on Islamic calligraphy subject for vernacular schools

The Islamists from the Party Islam se-Malaysia are urging the Chinese-led Democratic Action Party or DAP to quit its ministerial posts over a series of controversies. Malaysia had again been rocked by another tempestuous debate on whether to introduce Islamic calligraphy —called Khat— in local...

Islamists say removing Mahathir will plunge Malaysia in chaos

Making their point in keeping Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in power until the end of the 5-year mandate, the Islamists in opposition say removing the PM will cause instability in Malaysia. Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) has given its unconditional support to Dr Mahathir saying...

PAS chasing 1MDB culprits or joining in the crime, Netizens ask

PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan recently said the only agenda for the Islamists is to see justice done in the 1MDB scandal. But many people believe they are deep in the scandal, and are playing a game of cat and mouse in order to divert...

PAS deputy attacks on 1MDB expose rift among Islamists

The Parti Islam Se-Malaysia's only leader who is continuously harping about the 1MDB issue shows deepening differences within the Islamist party on the biggest global scandal ever. The party's deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man today said the government is doing everything to divert the...

Wan Azizah dismisses Al Jazeera’s Mahathir is the ‘devil’ call

Malaysian opposition leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail dismissed Al Jazeera’s statement that she made a deal with the devil (as in a deal with former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad), saying politely the latter joined forces with the opposition instead. The Al Jazeera reporter of INFRONT...

Malaysia’s Islamic battle takes a ‘heavenly’ path

In the Islamists version of hell, that is the one in Malaysia, voting against the PAS is a vote to hell. This is part of the campaign to promote a united PAS-UMNO front in Malaysia, and the elite of the Islamist party are going national...

How the Islamists bit the Umno bullet, once again!

The Party Islam Se-Malaysia, or PAS, will never learn the lesson particularly the political ones as history seems to be repeating itself for the Islamists. Their leader Hadi Awang thought he had a well laid plan, in which he would be proclaimed the hero of...

Umno and Islamists in talk over seat sharing in 5 states

With Party Islam Se-Malaysia or PAS leader Hadi Awang's statement that his party is targeting only 5 states that it can win, leaving the rest to the ruling Umno, things became clear that an Umno-PAS alliance is on the cards. An Umno-PAS alliance in Kelantan...

OPED – PAS the king maker?

In this article, we will analyse what may go wrong for the Islamists in their flirtations with the ruling United Malays National Organisation (Umno). If the Malaysian Islamic Party or PAS plays its cards well, it may be the king-maker in Malaysia's next general elections. But...