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The Federated Sabah People's Front or Barisan Rakyat Sabah Bersekutu (BERSEKUTU) was a political party based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.[1][2] The party was formed in March 1998 by the former Chief Minister of Sabah, Harris Salleh who wanted to replicate the success of Sabah People's United Front (Berjaya) he once led.[3]

Federated Sabah People's Front

Barisan Rakyat Sabah Bersekutu
AbbreviationBERSEKUTU
FounderHarris Salleh
FoundedMarch 1998
DissolvedDecember 2010
Succeeded bySabah People's Front (SPF)
HeadquartersKota Kinabalu, Sabah
Membership (2010)38,000
ColoursBlue, green, yellow

1999 General ElectionEdit

Harris decided that the party should field candidates in all 48 constituencies of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly, compared to the 40 contested by Sabah United Party (PBS). However, they fared poorly, losing deposits; Barisan Nasional won 31 seats and PBS the remaining 17.

DissolutionEdit

The party's President, Berman Angkap announced its dissolution on 15 December 2010. He then formed a new party, the Sabah People's Front or Barisan Rakyat Sabah (SPF).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Simbol Parti-Parti Politik Mendaftar Dengan SPR". TRIPOD. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. ^ Parti politik baru untuk Sabah 15 Dis 2010, The Malaysia Insider
  3. ^ "Barisan Rakyat Sabah Bersekutu (English: Federated Sabah People's Front)". SINGAPORE ELECTIONS. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Parti Barisan Rakyat Sabah (SPF) - parti politik terbaru" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2016.