The rise of PAS as a major power of Malaysian politics

IN THE 15th General Election (GE15), although Pakatan Harapan (PH) won the most seats as a coalition, but as a single party, PAS, a Perikatan Nasional (PN) component party, came out on top with 49 seats.

Prior to GE15, it was widely accepted that Terengganu, Kelantan, Perlis, and Kedah were the only northern Malay heartlands where PAS and its brand of conservative Islam were most prevalent.

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