The Islamist party that has ruled Kelantan for 28 continuous years has launched an ambitious election manifesto for the state as it tries to fend off a fresh attempt by its traditional rival Umno to wrest the east coast state.
Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) has ruled Kelantan since winning it in the 1990 polls. Known as Serambi Mekah, or Mecca's Verandah - due to its long association with Islam - Kelantan is a fortress for rural, traditional Islam.
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