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Malaysian Islamist hits out

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The long-time head of the Malaysian border province of Kelantan, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, says the country's ruling party is not just infidel, but also communist. 

The outspoken but influential Mr Nik Aziz, who favours religious rule for the country said on Thursday the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) was communist because it had rejected Islam.

Mr Nik Aziz, now 81, is well known in Thailand, both for his sometimes eccentric rules enforcing Islamic rules in Kelantan, and for his voiced support for insurgents and anti-government groups in southern Thailand.

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