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An Umno-PAS coalition and its impact on all of us: — Liew Ching TongThe Malay Mail OnlineDecember 19, 2015 DEC...

— Liew Ching Tong The Malay Mail Online December 19, 2015 DECEMBER 19 — A coalition between Umno and PAS is very likely to take shape following Prime Minister Najib Razak’s speech at Umno General Assembly recently, as well as Najib and Hadi Awang’s joint appearance in pink Baju Melayu at the Regional Conference (Multaqa Serantau) for Al-Azhar Graduates yesterday. The Umno-PAS merger is part of a series of “once-in-a-generation” political earthquakes, aftershocks and realignments in 2015 and beyond. On the one hand, in the aftermath of clean sweep of the conservative faction at the PAS Muktamar elections on 6 June, the progressives formed Parti Amanah Negara on 16 September. Pakatan Rakyat ceased to exist and a new coalition Pakatan Harapan was formed on 22 September. Before the actual split, internal debate within PAS was focused on two issues: 1) Whether Islam is for the ...

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