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From Malaysia, divergent paths for political Islam?

From Malaysia, divergent paths for political Islam?

By Zurairi AR

November 24, 2014

ANALYSIS, Nov 24 — Amid debate on the future of political Islam and its compatibility with democracy, Malaysia recently offered contrasting views spearheaded — coincidentally — by two prominent politicians viewed by many as nemeses: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Held recently, the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Summit featured Dr Mahathir as its chairman; a week before that, the World Forum for Muslim Democrats — also here for the first time — had Anwar as its... Read more

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Children play without a care in rising flood waters in Kampung Guar Gajah near Arau, November 24, 2014. — Bernama pic

Children play without a care in rising flood waters in Kampung Guar Gajah near Arau, November 24, 2014. — Bernama pic