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Media Watch, 1
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Malaysia's main Islamist party, PAS, has been pushed close to political extinction at the national level. How can that be?
Malaysia has just lost Mahathir the Mad, the country's bulwark against extremism, we were told.
People I spoke to there attributed this to [new Prime Minister] Abdullah's personality more than anything else
All that teeth-gritting Australian politeness. Wasted.