Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM, English: Socialist Party of Malaysia), is a socialist political party in Malaysia and an offshoot of Parti Rakyat Malaysia, which originally upheld the same ideology. In its first ten years following its founding in 1998, the party was notably denied registration as a political party by the Federal Government of Malaysia, the original reason given by the government is that PSM is a threat to national security, before the Home Ministry gave them the green light in June 2008. As of 1 November 2009, the party has one seat in the Dewan Rakyat, the Sungei Siput seat, of which its candidate Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj won under the banner of Parti Keadilan Rakyat. The last socialist party to exist in Malaysia, Parti Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia (PSRM), reverted their name to Parti Rakyat Malaysia in 1990 before merging with Parti Keadilan Rakyat in 2003. The decision of PSRM to stop adopting socialism as their official ideology perhaps left Malaysia for the first time without a left-based political party.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM, English: Malaysian People''s Party) is a democratic socialist political party in Malaysia. Established on November 11, 1955 as Partai Ra''ayat, it is one of the older political parties in Malaysia and traces its pedigree to the anti-colonial movements from the pre World War II period like the Kesatuan Melayu Muda. The founder of PRM, Ahmad Boestamam, was an activist of the leftist Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM) movement. During the Japanese occupation of Malaya, he had briefly served as with the Japanese sponsored militia known as the Pembela Tanah Ayer (English: Defender of the Homeland, PETA) and later helped to organise co-operative communes run by the KMM.
Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin (born in 29 June 1939), is a Malaysian politician and the former Information Minister in the Malaysian cabinet. He is also the former Chief Editor of Utusan Melayu, the most popular Malay language newspaper in Malaysia. In the 12th General Election of Malaysia, he was defeated of the Sungai Petani parliamentary seat by Datuk Johari Abdul from Parti Keadilan Rakyat.Zainuddin was born in Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah, to a Muslim family of mixed Malay and Indian descent. He received his early education in Maktab Mahmud, Alor Star.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. BERJAYA was a political party based in the eastern state of Sabah in Malaysia. BERJAYA stands for Parti Bersatu Rakyat Jelata Sabah or Sabah People''s United Front. The party was a result of a cooperation between Sabah''s first Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens and former United Sabah National Organization (USNO) secretary-general Harris Salleh. The party has been a partner of Barisan Nasional, Malaysia''s ruling coalition, since its inception on July 15, 1975. BERJAYA governed the state of Sabah for 8 years from 1976 to 1985. Tun Fuad Stephens was previously the president of United Pasok Momogun Kadazan Organisation (UPKO). That party was originally called United National Kadazan Organization (UNKO) before it was renamed UPKO on September 16, 1963, in conjunction with Sabah''s independence and Malaysia Day.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1985 Sabah state election was held from April 20 to April 21, 1985 in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. This was the fifth state election to take place. Parti Bersatu Sabah won 25 out 48 seats contested, thus forming government with its president Joseph Pairin Kitingan being sworn in as Chief Minister. This election is a milestone in Sabah political history as it marked the first time that a party not part of the nation''s ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) formed government. PBS took control of the state from the previous ruling government under Parti Berjaya a partner of BN, which has been in power since 1976.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The politics of Malaysia takes place in the framework of a federal constitutional monarchy, in which the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is head of state and the Prime Minister of Malaysia is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the federal government and the 13 state governments. Federal legislative power is vested in the federal parliament and the 13 state assemblies. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature, though the executive maintains a certain level of influence in the appointment of judges to the courts. The Constitution of Malaysia is codified and the system of government is based on the Westminster system. Malaysia has a multi-party system since the first direct election of the Federal Legislative Council of Malaya in 1955 on a first-past-the-post basis. The ruling party since then has always been the Alliance Party (Malay: Parti Perikatan) coalition and subsequently from 1973 onwards, its successor the Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Sabah Progressive Party (Parti Maju Sabah) is a political party based in Sabah, east Malaysia. It was registered on 21 January 1994 by dissidents led by former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee from Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS). It was one of the 14 component parties in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that rules Malaysia. On 17 September 2008, SAPP officially pulled out of Barisan National to become an independent party.The SAPP won two parliamentary seats in the general election held on March 8, 2008. After the 2008 election, there were calls by many Sabahan political parties for more autonomy from the Malaysian federal government.