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Malaise in Malaysia

Will Islamicization Become Its New Future

The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, long regarded as a beacon of moderate Islam, is now in the midst of a bitter struggle over the future identity of the nation. The contenders are backward-looking Islamists and forward-looking Muslim modernizers and their Christian and other allies.

Election Shock

In May 2018, Malaysia was seemingly on the cusp of an exciting new era. Pakatan Harapan (PH), a dynamic, emerging political coalition of moderate Muslim, Chinese, and other ethnic parties, won the fourteenth national elections in a landslide, almost doubling its representation in parliament by winning 121 of 222 seats in the lower house and garnering 48.3 percent of the national vote.

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Peter Riddell is Vice Principal-Academic at the Melbourne School of Theology in Australia, and a Senior Fellow of Kairos Journal.


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