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Malaysia Islamist Party Weighs Joining Anwar’s Government

  • Congratulates new PM, saying confident he will be fair
  • PAS has an objective of turning Malaysia into an Islamic state
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An Islamist party, which made unprecedented gains in Malaysia’s elections, will discuss Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s offer to join his unity government as it positions itself as the key representative of the Malay community. 

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia, or PAS as it’s known, won the most seats of any single party in Saturday’s election. It is poised to hold considerable sway in Malaysian politics if it joins Anwar’s government or stays in the opposition.