Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS)
Commonly known as PAS. Also known as the Islamic Party Of Malaysia in English term. Formerly known as Persatuan Islam Se-Malaya (Pan-Malayan Islamic Party) and was registered as a political party in Malaysia on May 31, 1955. It was renamed Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) in 1973. In 1999, PAS, DAP, Keadilan and PRM formed Barisan Alternatif (BA) coalition to couterweight the ruling BN. DAP withdrawn from BA in 2001. PAS is an opposition Islamist party and aims to create an Islamic government that rules the people according to the value of the Islamic way which would obey Allah. PAS put Islam as it's guideline to move the party and its members. PAS enjoys strong support from northern rural and conservative areas. The PAS official website features news and announcements, introduction, WebTV, WebRadio, and PAS links.
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