SINGAPORE (Apr 30): After more than two decades under PAS, Kelantan has developed a unique flavour of what a state under an Islamic administration could be like.

Visitors pass a mosque every other mile, but few realise the state — dubbed the “Verandah of Mecca” — is also home to other record-breaking religious sites, including the second-largest sleeping Buddha statue in the world.

Some argue, however, that the state government places too much emphasis on moral and religious issues. For example, Muslims are fined for what the authorities call inappropriate dressing, when there are other concerns that need attention.

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