Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture Series
Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University "The New Spectrum of Islamism in Malaysia and Indonesia"
Friday, November 2, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
Two recent elections in Malaysia and Indonesia indicate that political Islam in both countries is increasing in influence. For the first time since the Malaysia’s independence, the 14th general elections in 2018 saw a change of government in the country. While many observers described the momentous election as a harbinger of a new dawn of liberal democracy, a more nuanced analysis of the results suggests a different trajectory. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) performed remarkably well, win