|Tan Sri Datuk
|Leader of the Opposition|
|Prime Minister||Abdul Razak Hussein|
|Preceded by||vacant (last held by Tan Chee Khoon)|
|Succeeded by||Lim Kit Siang|
|President of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party|
|Preceded by||Burhanuddin al-Helmy|
|Succeeded by||Yusof Rawa|
|Menteri Besar of Kelantan|
|Preceded by||Ishak Lotfi Omar|
|Succeeded by||Mohamad Nasir|
10 October 1923|
Kota Bharu, Kelantan
|Died||28 August 1992(aged 68)|
|Political party||Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (until 1983)
Tan Sri Datuk Mohamad Asri Muda (10 October 1923–28 August 1992) was a Malaysian politician who served as the President of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) from 1969 to 1982, and as the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Kelantan.
Early and personal life
Asri was born on 11 October 1923 in Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan. He was a school teacher and journalist before entering politics. He was elected to the Kelantan State Assembly and the federal House of Representatives in the 1959 election.
Menteri Besar of Kelantan
Under Asri's leadership, PAS became a member of the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition for the first and only time, from 1973 to 1978. Asri became the Minister for Land and Rural Development in the BN government. Asri's leadership was also notable for the shifting of PAS's outlook towards Malay nationalism. Both joining the BN coalition and moving away from religious-based policy platforms caused the party to lose support. In 1982, Asri was ousted as PAS leader by the religious ulama faction of the party, to be replaced by Yusof Rawa. After Asri's tenure, PAS shifted to a more radical religious platform.
Following his loss of the PAS presidency, Asri founded the Parti Hizbul Muslimin Malaysia (Hamim) but failed to achieve any electoral success. In 1988, he joined PAS's rivals, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), claiming that PAS had "deviated" and had been "infiltrated by extremist foreign elements".
- Ibrahim Abu Bakar (2009). "PAS and Its Islamist Fundamentalism in Malaysia Ibrahim Abu Bakar". Journal of Human Sciences 7 (43).
- Husin Ali (2008). The Malays, their problems and future. The Other Press. p. 49. ISBN 983-9541-62-5.
- Leifer, Michael (2001). Dictionary of the modern politics of South-East Asia. Taylor & Francis. p. 63. ISBN 0-415-23875-7.
- "Former Kelantan MB Ishak dies". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 13 May 1992. Retrieved 20 June 2010.[dead link]
- Matheson Hooker, Virginia; Norani Othman (2003). Malaysia: Islam, society and politics. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 204. ISBN 981-230-161-5.
- Matheson Hooker, Virginia; Norani Othman (2003). Malaysia: Islam, society and politics. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 222. ISBN 981-230-161-5.
- Maria Samad (7 December 1988). "Asri: I'm no opportunist". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- "Dissidents and Umno Baru can't discount Pas factor". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 28 September 1988. Retrieved 21 June 2010.[dead link]
Tan Chee Khoon
|Leader of the Opposition of Malaysia
1971 - 1973
Lim Kit Siang
Ishak Lotfi Omar
|Menteri Besar of Kelantan
1964 - 1974
|Party political offices|
|President of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party
1969 - 1982