Malaysian United Indigenous Party
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Malaysian United Indigenous Party or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU, also known as PPBM and lesser known as PRIBUMI), is a nationalist political party in Malaysia formed on 8 September 2016. The party is led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as Chairman and Muhyiddin Yassin as President. Mukhriz Mahathir, Chief Minister of Kedah, is the party Deputy-President. Other founding members of the party include United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) rebel group Gabungan Ketua Cawangan Malaysia, chairperson and former Teluk Kemang UMNO branch chief Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman, former Langkawi UMNO delegate Anina Saadudin, and former Bendang Baru UMNO youth chief Akhramsyah Sanusi. It is a component party of the government coalition in Malaysia, the Pakatan Harapan (PH).
|Deputy President||Mukhriz Mahathir|
|Vice-President||Ab Rashid Ab Rahman|
Abdul Rashid Asari
|Secretary General||Marzuki Yahya|
|Youth's Chief||Syed Saddiq|
|Women's Chief||Rina Harun|
|Founded||8 September 2016|
|Split from||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)|
|Youth wing||Pemuda ARMADA|
|Women's wing||Srikandi BERSATU|
|National affiliation||Pakatan Harapan (2017–present)|
|Colours||Red and white|
|Slogan||Bersatu, Beramanah, Bermaruah|
(United, Trustworthy, Dignified)
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The party's full membership is open to all Bumiputeras. Non-Bumiputeras can also join the party as associate members although they are not eligible to vote and contest in party elections. Meanwhile, qualified individuals can be appointed to certain key party posts.
The main objectives of the party are:
- Islam will remain the religion of the Federation and the right of non-Muslims to profess and practice their religion in peace and harmony will be respected.
- Upholding the dignity and sovereignty of the institution of the Malay Rulers.
- Maintain the special position of the Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate rights of all communities.
- Empowering Bahasa Melayu as the national language and to preserve the rights of all people to learn their native language.
- Uphold parliamentary democracy and the doctrine of separation of powers by strengthening democratic institutions through comprehensive institutional reform.
- Strengthening the agenda against corruption and abuse of power to establish good governance practices, honesty and integrity;
- Maintaining people's fundamental rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution, upholding the values of universal justice in line with the Islamic religion, and uphold the supremacy of the constitution, rule of laws and principles of justice and equality.
- Forming a Malaysian society that is inclusive, progressive, dynamic and scientific and appreciate art, culture and tradition as a reference to build a prosperous and developed country.
- Fighting for social justice, distribution of national wealth, welfare of the people and eradicating poverty irrespective of race and religion.
- Supporting the principle that every citizen has the right to succeed in obtaining a quality education and to perfect themselves through an education system that emphasises the development of talent, creativity and innovation, and that practices values and implements policies and initiatives that are consistent with bridging the gap between urban and rural areas.
- Fostering unity and harmony among the people of various races and religions, maintaining political stability and national security, and spur sustainable economic development in the interest of the people and the country.
- Applying the party's principles as National Principles and supporting the Federal Constitution and the State Constitutions.
Dewan Negara (Senate)Edit
Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)Edit
Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian ParliamentEdit
BERSATU has 26 members in the House of Representatives.
Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)Edit
Malaysian State Assembly RepresentativesEdit
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