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Acronym for Pertubuhan Kabajikan Islam Se-Malaysia, or All Malaysia Muslim Welfare Association, founded in 1960 as religious and social welfare organization. Its principal goal is promotion of Islam as a national religion, with particular emphasis on voluntary conversion of the non-Malay population. It came to public attention following the ethnic and political conflicts of 1960s, which resulted in growing ethnic and religious polarization between Malay Muslims and other groups. Provides a wide range of social services, including hostel accommodation, religious instruction, counseling, educational services, clinics, and drug rehabilitation. Publications include instructional books on Islam and social problems, as well as regular newsletters in Malay, Chinese, and English.

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