Islamic matters in Pakatan states

By Tricia Yeoh

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Malaysian political culture seeks to politicise everything under the sun, and nothing is as easily politicised as religion. With the rise of a two-coalitional system, the public has a chance to discuss religious values that go beyond mere political posturing.Political competition between the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat coalitions is predicated on numerous fronts, the more sensitive of which involves religious matters.There is certainly a long history of political parties continually trying to outperform each other in being more “Islamic”...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.