Delivering development, enforcing Sharia: Pas’ dilemma in Terengganu

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The politics of development plays a more central role in determining the durability of the Pas state government in Terengganu than it does in neighbouring Kelantan.

Pas cannot simply carry out its Islamic agenda without being complemented by tangible economic progress if it aspires to govern beyond a single term; Pas’ loss in the 2004 election after being in power for one term is a prime example of this dynamic.

For the executive summary and full pdf article, visit the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute website.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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Azmil Tayeb
Dr Azmil Tayeb, the honorary secretary of Aliran, is a political science lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is the winner of the 2019 Colleagues' Choice book prize (social science category) awarded by the International Convention of Asia Scholars for his book Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia: Shaping Minds, Saving Souls
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