The Alliance of Hope (Malay: Pakatan Harapan; abbrev: PH) is a political coalition in Malaysia. It is a successor to Pakatan Rakyat (the other being Gagasan Sejahtera). It was established in 2015 as an opposition to the former-ruling Barisan Nasional. It is the largest bloc in the Dewan Rakyat and is the current ruling party of Malaysia. The coalition is allied with the Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) and the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) in the state of Sabah. At the state level, the coalition is the largest party in 8 of 13 state legislative assemblies and forms the government in the states of Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor and Sabah.[note 1] Pakatan Harapan also form a government with two-thirds majority in the states of Penang, Selangor and Johor.
|President||Wan Azizah Wan Ismail|
|Deputy Presidents||Lim Guan Eng|
|Vice-Presidents||Chong Chieng Jen|
Mohamed Azmin Ali
|Founded||22 September 2015|
|Legalised||16 May 2018|
|Preceded by||Pakatan Rakyat|
|Headquarters||Kuala Lumpur (DAP and AMANAH)|
Petaling Jaya (PKR)
Suara Pakatan Daily
|Student wing||Mahasiswa Pakatan Harapan|
|Youth wing||Pemuda Pakatan Harapan|
|Women's wing||Wanita Pakatan Harapan|
|Colours||Red and white|
|Slogan||Pakatan Harapan Rakyat!|
24 / 70
129 / 222
|Dewan Undangan Negeri:|
251 / 592
The coalition was formed on 22 September 2015, consisting of the Democratic Action Party, People's Justice Party, National Trust Party and Malaysian United Indigenous Party. The coalition was formed as an alliance of centre-left to centre-right parties to contest the 2018 Malaysian general election. The coalition contested the election under the logo of a component party, the People's Justice Party (PKR), due to inability to register as an official coalition.
After the 2018 general elections, Pakatan Harapan chairman Mahathir Mohamad was appointed as the Prime Minister of Malaysia while its president, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister. Mahathir Mohamad became the first prime minister from Pakatan Harapan, and the first prime minister to have tenures with two different parties.
Pakatan Harapan is a direct successor to the three-party Pakatan Rakyat coalition that consisted of the People's Justice Party (PKR), the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). Pakatan Harapan was founded on 22 September 2015, two years after the 2013 general election, due to disagreements and conflicts between PAS and DAP mainly regarding the issue of the implementation of the sharia law, resulting in PAS splitting off from Pakatan Rakyat and the break-up of the coalition on 16 June 2015. The dissolution resulted in the formation of a new coalition named Pakatan Harapan, consisting the former Pakatan Rakyat parties, PKR and DAP, and a PAS split-off party, the National Trust Party (AMANAH).
On 12 November 2016, a United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) split-off party, the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), founded and led by former Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, confirmed that the party was committed to joining the opposition bloc Pakatan Harapan. Later, on 13 December, the party formed an electoral pact with Pakatan Harapan, and finally on 14 March 2017, BERSATU officially joined Pakatan Harapan as a member party.
2018 general electionEdit
On 14 July 2017, the Presidential council line-up was confirmed. A common logo was also introduced with the word “Harapan” with the “A” shaped as a chevron in white on a red background. The logo was initially planned to be used by all participating candidates for the 2018 general election, but the use of the logo and registration of the coalition was denied by the Election Commission. To pursue the coalition's plan to contest under a common logo, Pakatan announced that the PKR logo will be used by all component parties of the coalition as its election symbol in the elections, excluding for DAP who chose to contest under their own party flag in Sabah and Sarawak.
The coalition secured an electoral pact with the Sabah-based Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) for the 2018 general election. WARISAN's president, Shafie Apdal, promised that the party would be represented on the federal cabinet if the coalition came to power, adding that through the electoral pact they will only co-operate with Pakatan as an ally, and not joining the pact as a component party since they will only contest in Sabah, not in Peninsular Malaysia. Following the victory of Pakatan Harapan and WARISAN in the general election, the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) announced that they have left Barisan Nasional and will form a new Sabah state government with WARISAN and Pakatan Harapan. UPKO and WARISAN are currently both the allies for Pakatan Harapan since both parties are also allied towards each others in Sabah.
On 16 May 2018, the coalition was officially registered.
Member parties, allied parties and strategic partnersEdit
|PKR||People's Justice Party
Parti Keadilan Rakyat
47 / 222
50 / 139
|DAP||Democratic Action Party
Parti Tindakan Demokratik
|Social democracy||Lim Guan Eng||47||17.365%||
42 / 222
42 / 139
|BERSATU||Malaysian United Indigenous Party
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia
|Ketuanan Melayu||Mahathir Mohamad||52||5.948%||
13 / 222
26 / 139
|AMANAH||National Trust Party
Parti Amanah Negara
|Islamic modernism||Mohamad Sabu||34||5.426%||
11 / 222
11 / 139
|WARISAN||Sabah Heritage Party
Parti Warisan Sabah
|Sabahan Regionalism||Shafie Apdal||17||2.322%||
8 / 222
9 / 139
|UPKO||United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation
Pertubuhan Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu
|Sabahan Regionalism||Madius Tangau||4
1 / 222
1 / 139
|N/A||HINDRAF||Hindu Rights Action Force
Barisan Bertindak Hak-Hak Hindu
|Human rights||Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy||-||-||
0 / 222
0 / 139
|MIRA||Minority Rights Action Party
Parti Tindakan Hak Minoriti
|Liberal democracy||S. Gobi Krishnan||-||-||
0 / 222
0 / 139
Dewan Negara (Senate)Edit
- His Majesty's appointee:
- Liew Chin Tong (DAP)
- Marzuki Yahya (BERSATU)
- Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (BERSATU)
- Raja Kamarul Bahrin (AMANAH)
- Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy (HINDRAF)
- Monalan Mohamad (PKR)
- Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid (PKR)
- Alan Ling Sie Kiong (DAP)
- Adrian Banie Lasimbang (DAP)
- Razali Idris (BERSATU)
- Md. Nasir Hashim (BERSATU)
- Husam Musa (AMANAH)
- Raj Munni Sabu (AMANAH)
- Theodore Douglas Lind (WARISAN)
- Khairudin E.S. Abd. Samad (BERSATU)
- Isa Ab. Hamid (BERSATU)
- Aknan Ehtook (BERSATU)
- John Ambrose (BERSATU)
- Kedah State Legislative Assembly:
- Mohd. Suhaimi Abdullah (BERSATU)
- Penang State Legislative Assembly:
- Perak State Legislative Assembly:
- Ismail Yusop (PKR)
- Nga Hock Cheh (DAP)
- Selangor State Legislative Assembly:
- Suresh Singh (DAP)
- Yaakob Sapari (PKR)
- Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly:
- Kesavadas A. Achyuthan Nair (DAP)
- Ahmad Azam Hamzah (PKR)
- Sabah State Legislative Assembly:
- Donald Peter Mojuntin (UPKO)
- Abdul Ghani Mohamad Yassin (BERSATU)
Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)Edit
Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian ParliamentEdit
Pakatan Harapan has 138 members in the House of Representatives (with allied parties).
Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)Edit
General Election ResultsEdit
|Election||Total seats won||Seats contesed||Total votes||Voting Percentage||Outcome of election||Election leader|
121 / 222
|222||5,615,822||45.56%||125 seats; Governing coalition||Mahathir Mohamad|
State election resultsEdit
Pakatan Harapan state governmentsEdit
|State||Leader type||Member||Party||State Constituency|
|Johor||Menteri Besar||Sahruddin Jamal||BERSATU||Bukit Kepong|
|Kedah||Menteri Besar||Mukhriz Mahathir||BERSATU||Jitra|
|Malacca||Chief Minister||Adly Zahari||AMANAH||Bukit Katil|
|Negeri Sembilan||Menteri Besar||Aminuddin Harun||PKR||Sikamat|
|Penang||Chief Minister||Chow Kon Yeow||DAP||Padang Kota|
|Perak||Menteri Besar||Ahmad Faizal Azumu||BERSATU||Chenderiang|
|Sabah||Chief Minister||Shafie Apdal||WARISAN||Senallang|
|Selangor||Menteri Besar||Amirudin Shari||PKR||Sungai Tua|
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In a press conference at Parliament lobby on Thursday, Lim Guan Eng however said the change will only be for peninsula in the polls and the four parties will not use the common Pakatan Harapan logo in Sabah and Sarawak for GE14 election campaign. They’re different because they have autonomy. So we respect this and they can use the DAP rocket logo.
- Julia Chan (6 April 2018). "Sabah, Sarawak Pakatan parties won't use common logo". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
This was a big decision for us, to be able to exercise our autonomy and decide for ourselves. We chose to use our own respective party flags. So, PKR, DAP and Amanah flags will be used here.
- Sharon Ling (9 April 2018). "Sarawak DAP to use rocket logo for GE14". The Star. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
We have decided that DAP will use the rocket symbol while PKR and Amanah will both use the PKR logo.
- "Warisan seals electoral pact with DAP and PKR". Malaysiakini. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018. (subscription required)
- Suzianah Jiffar (2 April 2018). "Warisan will work only with Pakatan Harapan for GE14". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- Tan Su Lin (10 May 2018). "UPKO umum keluar BN, wujud kerajaan campuran dengan Warisan" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- "UPKO bentuk pakatan dengan Warisan" (in Malay). Berita Harian. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- "Pakatan Harapan is officially registered". Free Malaysia Today. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.