Malaysiakini Special Report

PAS, the wild card of Selangor, expects to thrive yet again

Alyaa Alhadjri & Yap Jia Hee  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | In 2008, PAS did the unthinkable. It had become part of the Selangor government and was therefore no longer a village party with its influence confined to the hinterlands.

At its peak, the party held a quarter of the seats in the state assembly and three out of 10 Selangor cabinet positions, putting it in a strong position in terms of policy and resource - a position it intends to maintain.

But unlike before, Selangor PAS, BN and Pakatan Harapan are in uncharted territory as they will likely engage in a record number of three-cornered fights.

Although conventional wisdom suggests that the two main coalitions should snap up the bulk of the seats, Selangor PAS believes that its support, built up over the decades, will not only ensure its survival but also help it flourish during this election...

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