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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia's conservative Islamic party will not oppress other faiths

PAS wants Muslim 'spirit' in government, but does not advocate radicalism

Malaysia PAS President Hadi Awang
Hadi Awang, president of the Malaysian Islamic Party. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

MARANG, Malaysia -- The Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a conservative Muslim political group that won an influential position in the May 9 general election, has no agenda to oppress people of other religions or links to radical religious groups, according Hadi Awang, the party's president.

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