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Malaysian United Indigenous Party

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Abbreviation  PPBM
Chairman  Mahathir Mohammad
Deputy President  Mukhriz Mahathir
President  Muhyiddin Yassin
Secretary-General  Shahruddin Md Salleh
Treasurer  Mohamed Salleh Bajuri
Malaysian United Indigenous Party

The Malaysian United Indigenous Party or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) or 土著团结党 or 土团党 is a political party in Malaysia. The party is led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad as Chairman and Muhyiddin Yassin as President. Meanwhile, Mukhriz Mahathir, who is the former's son and ex-Mentri Besar of Kedah, will be its Vice-President. Aside from these seasoned politicians, the founding members of the party also include UMNO rebel group Gabungan Ketua Cawangan Malaysia (GKCM) chairperson and former Telok Kemang UMNO branch chief Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman, former Langkawi UMNO delegate Anina Saadudin, former Bendang Baru UMNO youth chief Akhramsyah Sanusi and three-time winner of the Asian British Parliamentary (ABP) Debating Championship's Asia Best Speaker Award Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.


When the party's registration was approved by the Registrar of Societies (ROS), Home Minister Zahid Hamidi reminded the party that they are to use the acronym "PPBM" and not "Bersatu" on any official documents because the name has already been in use by six other existing political parties hence doing so, might confuse the public. Furthermore, their registration papers also stated their acronym as PPBM and not "Bersatu" therefore, using the latter as acronym will contravene its constitution and is liable for action by the ROS. On the other hand, ROS director-general Mohammad Razin Abdullah later clarified that the party initially requested for "Bersatu" as the party's acronym but made a compromise after meeting with the agency. However, PPBM party officials have said that they will not stop the public from calling them "Bersatu"; if that is how they want to identify the party.

PPBM is considered a Malay nationalist or Malay supremacist party. According to the party constitution, its essence is to fight to support the ideals of Malay nationalism in order to maintain the honor and dignity of the nation, religion and country. It is also a fight for the rights of the Malays and the Bumiputera slogan: Forward, Justice and Prosperous.

The party's full membership is open to all Bumiputeras, which include Malays, natives from Sabah and Sarawak as well as the Orang Asli community. In addition, non-Bumiputeras can also join the party as associate members. However, associate members are ineligible to vote and contest in party elections but qualified individuals can be appointed to certain key party posts.


  • Chairman:
  • Mahathir Mohammad
  • President:
  • Muhyiddin Yassin
  • Deputy President:
  • Mukhriz Mahathir
  • Secretary-General:
  • Shahruddin Md Salleh
  • Treasury-General:
  • Mohamed Salleh Bajuri
  • Supreme Leadership Council Member:
  • Anina Saadudin
  • Akhramsyah Sanusi
  • Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman
  • Ideology

    The main objectives of the party are:

  • Islam as the religion of the Federation and respecting the rights of non-Muslims to profess and practice their religion in peace and harmony.
  • 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 and good governance, honesty and integrity;
  • Maintaining people's fundamental rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution, uphold 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 developed countries.
  • Fighting for social justice, distribution of national wealth equitably, welfare of the people and eradicate poverty irrespective of race and religion.
  • Supporting the principle that every citizen has the right to succeed to obtain a quality education and a perfect through an education system that emphasizes the development of talent, creativity, innovation and practice values and implement policies and initiatives are consistent to bridge 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 principles of National Principles and supporting the Federal Constitution and State Constitutions.
  • Members of Parliament of the 13th Malaysian Parliament

    BERSATU currently has 1 MP.


    Malaysian United Indigenous Party Wikipedia

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