Profesor Madya Dato' Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin
Malaysia is at brim of its 13th General Election. The shot above portrays a Chinese showing his supports to PAS, an Islamist political party. For the most parts of PAS' history, the party has generally only targeted Malay or Muslim supporters, however the current development shows that it nowadays wins the hearts of other races and religions too.
Barisan Nasional (BN) is a political coalition in Malaysia. One of its component is UMNO (United Malays National Organization). For the current general election BN organizes Gelombang Merah (Red Wave) campaign in targeting Malay youths aiming to take over Kelantan local government which is currently led by Pas, an Islamist party.