Mohd Faizal Musa

Dr Mohd Faizal Musa is a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Mohd Faizal Musa (13)

“P225” TikTok: Malaysia’s New Constituency?

Mohd Faizal Musa

Malaysia’s youngest constituents might be swayed by TikTok videos but social media popularity might not be the silver bullet that draws new votes.

Anwar Ibrahim

Pakatan Harapan and Malay Heartland Voters: The Need to Stay Grounded

Mohd Faizal Musa

Pakatan Harapan has its work cut out for it in seeking to defend or even take new seats in Malay-majority constituencies. In such seats, the coalition needs to work close to the ground and address quotidian issues, rather than stressing national-level matters.

GE15: Parti Amanah Negara’s Strong and Volatile Seats

Mohd Faizal Musa

Amanah, the progressive Islamist party, will be contesting in as many as 54 seats in Malaysia’s general elections. The prospect of many multi-cornered fights suggests that the party faces an uphill battle to retain the eleven parliamentary seats it now holds.

The Progressive Islamists: Can Amanah Triumph Against PAS?

Mohd Faizal Musa

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), which was formed from the more progressive elements of the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), is turning out to be a formidable rival to its PAS for the Muslim vote.

Politicised Islam Frays the Fabric of Keluarga Malaysia

Mohd Faizal Musa

Ismail Sabri’s vision for Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) tries to paint the picture of an administration that is more inclusive than its predecessors, or that it is departing from Islam-centric policies. However, upon closer inspection his rhetoric rings hollow.