National Trust Party (Malaysia)

The National Trust Party (AMANAH; Malay: Parti Amanah Negara), is a registered political party in Malaysia advocating a reformist strand of political Islam.[3] The party was founded as the Malaysia Workers' Party before being handed over in August 2015 to Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB), a group of progressive Islamist leaders of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) which lost in the June 2015 party election. This group of Islamists then redefined the Malaysia Workers' Party as an Islamic reformist party on 16 September 2015. The party currently has eleven elected Members of Parliament.[needs update] It is one of the four component parties of the government coalition in Malaysia called Pakatan Harapan (PH).

National Trust Party

Parti Amanah Negara
Malay nameParti Amanah Negara
ڤرتي أمانه نڬارا
Chinese name国家诚信党
Guójiā chéngxìn dǎng
Tamil nameதேசிய நம்பிக்கை கட்சி
Tēciya nampikkai kaṭci
AbbreviationAMANAH
PresidentMohamad Sabu
Secretary-GeneralMohd Hatta Ramli
General AdvisorAhmad Awang
Deputy PresidentSalahuddin Ayub
Vice-PresidentMujahid Yusof Rawa
Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus
Husam Musa
Mahfuz Omar
Siti Mariah Mahmud
Women's ChiefRaj Munni Sabu
Youth ChiefHasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim
FounderMohamad Sabu
FoundedJanuary 1978, founded as Malaysian Workers' Party (PPPM)
16 September 2015, re-branded as Parti Amanah Negara (AMANAH)
Split fromMalaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
HeadquartersWisma AMANAH Negara, No. 73 Tingkat 1, Jalan Seri Utara 1, Seri Utara, 68100 Kuala Lumpur[1]
Student wingMahasiswa AMANAH Nasional
Youth wingPemuda AMANAH Nasional
Women's wingAngkatan Wanita AMANAH Nasional (AWAN)
Membership (April 2017)150,000[2]
IdeologySocial justice
Progressivism
Islamic modernism
Islamic democracy
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationPakatan Harapan (2015–present)
Colours     Orange
SloganAmanah, Progresif, Peduli
AnthemLagu Parti Amanah Negara
Dewan Negara:
3 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
11 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
34 / 592
Party flag
Parti Amanah Negara Flag.svg
Website
amanah.org.my

HistoryEdit

Malaysian Workers' Party (PPPM)Edit

The Malaysian Workers' Party (Malay: Parti Pekerja-Pekerja Malaysia) was founded in January 1978 by Ganga Nayar, the first female to head a political party in Malaysia. Nayar was its lone candidate for the 1978 general election in the Sungei Besi parliamentary constituency and the Sungei Way state constituency. She performed poorly and lost her deposits in both contests. Since then, the Workers' Party contested very few Malaysian elections.

 
The previous party symbol and flag 1978–2015

The symbol or logo of the Workers' Party was the hoe and gear with the dark green background.

The Workers' Party was dormant until it was taken over by Gerakan Harapan Baru on 31 August 2015.[4]

Takeover by the Gerakan Harapan BaruEdit

GHB took over the Workers Party after its attempt to form a new party called Parti Progresif Islam (PPI) was rejected by the Home Ministry.[5][6][7][8][9] Gerakan Harapan Baru was given permission to take over with the only given condition in the agreement with the existing party members that requires the party to not co-operate with Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition and the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).

GHB chief Mohamad Sabu said they would then change the name of the Workers' Party to the National Trust Party. Once the new name was approved by the Registrar of Societies, it was expected that the Amanah party would be launched on 16 September in conjunction with Malaysia Day, with at least 35,000 members.[10]

Rebranding to Parti Amanah NegaraEdit

Malaysian Workers' Party members approved the change of its name to Parti Amanah Negara (AMANAH) in an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 8 September 2015, which also resulted in the change of its logo and flag.

AMANAH was officially launched on 16 September 2015 at national level, while it was still awaiting the approval of the Registrar of Societies (RoS). AMANAH is taking over and rebranding the Workers' Party into a new political party spearheaded by progressive leaders, who have left PAS.[11]

The new logo and flag was unveiled at its official launch on 16 September 2015.[12]

Leadership structure (2019-2022)Edit

Source: National Trust Party Website[13]

Elected representativesEdit

Dewan Negara (Senate)Edit

SenatorsEdit

Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)Edit

Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian ParliamentEdit

AMANAH has 11 members in the House of Representatives:

State No. Parliament Constituency Member Party
  Kedah P008 Pokok Sena Mahfuz Omar AMANAH
  Perak P057 Parit Buntar Mujahid Yusof Rawa AMANAH
P074 Lumut Mohd Hatta Ramli AMANAH
  Pahang P088 Temerloh Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir AMANAH
  Selangor P096 Kuala Selangor Dzulkefly Ahmad AMANAH
P101 Hulu Langat Hasanuddin Mohd. Yunus AMANAH
P108 Shah Alam Khalid Abdul Samad AMANAH
P111 Kota Raja Mohamad Sabu AMANAH
P113 Sepang Mohamed Hanipa Maidin AMANAH
  Negeri Sembilan P133 Tampin Hasan Baharom AMANAH
  Johor P161 Pulai Salahuddin Ayub AMANAH
Total Kedah (1), Perak (2), Pahang (1), Selangor (5), Negeri Sembilan (1), Johor (1)

Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)Edit

Malaysian State Assembly RepresentativesEdit

General Election resultsEdit

Election Total seats won Seats contesed Total votes Voting Percentage Outcome of election Election leader
2018
11 / 222
34 648,087 5.37%  11 seats; Governing coalition
(Pakatan Harapan)
Mohamad Sabu

State election resultsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://amanah.org.my/contact/
  2. ^ Zulaikha Zulkifli (13 October 2015). "Amanah gets 50k membership applications, 12k from Kelantan". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ Looi Sue-Chern (2 October 2015). "Amanah gets RoS nod for new name". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  4. ^ Ram Anand (31 August 2015). "GHB to take over dormant Workers Party". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Seven rebel MPs ditch PAS for breakaway GHB". Free Malaysia Today. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  6. ^ Rahmah Ghazali (31 August 2015). "GHB announces setting up of Parti Amanah Negara". The Star. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  7. ^ "GHB ambil alih Parti Pekerja Malaysia" (in Malay). Berita Harian. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  8. ^ Adrian Lai (31 August 2015). "GHB to form new Islamic party under existing political vehicle". New Straits Times. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  9. ^ Khairunnisa Kasnoon (31 August 2015). "Parti Amanah Negara jadi wadah politik GHB" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  10. ^ Yap Tzu Ging (31 August 2015). "Harapan Baru aims for 35,000 members in takeover of Workers' Party". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  11. ^ Nabihah Hamid (16 September 2015). "Multiracial Amanah committed to carry on with Islamic agenda, says Mat Sabu". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  12. ^ Zulkifli Sulong (10 September 2015). "Malaysian Workers Party renamed AMANAH in EGM". The Malaysian Insider. The Edge Markets. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Kepimpinan 2015" (in Malay). National Trust Party. 6 September 2015. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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