21st Century PAS

By Danny Lim

May 2014 FEATURE
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Malaysia’s Islamist party speaks the language of inclusiveness and balances itself between conservatism and progressiveness. This is in no way an easy task.On the eve of the 59th PAS Muktamar in November last year, outside Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam, three guitarists strummed furiously on a stage – one spinning around like a whirling dervish – while a vocalist from rock band Heart A-Tack belted out a punk-pop version of Bruno Mars’s “When I Was Your Man”.The ensuing YouTube video...

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