Wan Saiful Wan Jan, head of think-tank Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) agreed, saying he believed PAS would collapse, pushing forward a more modern and sophisticated Islamist party that would be part of the new coalition.

“But I don’t think it will be PasMa because the new party needs to have key progressive figures and PasMa does not have them,” he said, referring to the PAS splinter group that supports continued collaboration with PR allies, DAP and PKR.

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