FLASHBACK Exactly nine years ago, PAS president Fadzil Mohammad Noor, who was the parliamentary opposition leader, died after a heart surgery. The following is an obituary first published in Harakah and also appeared in London-based Muslim current affairs magazine Crescent International.Fadzil Mohammad Noor, president of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and parliamentary opposition leader, died on June 23, two weeks after undergoing heart-bypass surgery.
His death comes at a time when the party he led is struggling against accusations of militancy since the crackdown on ‘Islamic terrorism’ by the Malaysian government. But his departure also comes at the height of PAS’s prominence; under his leadership the party has become a force to be reckoned with.
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