Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party

The Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party (Malay: Parti Makkal Sakti Malaysia; Tamil: மலேசியா மக்கள் சக்தி கட்சி, romanized: Malēciyā Makkaḷ Cakti Kaṭci; abbrev: MMSP) is a political party in Malaysia that seeks to champion ethnic Malaysian-Indian issues. MMSP is an offshoot but unaffiliated of the apolitical NGO of Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) formed by its former coordinator R.S. Thanenthiran and his detractors faction aligned to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN)'s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) government then whoes actrocities the movement had been fighting against. It had even copied the NGO's slogan of People's Power (மக்கள் சக்தி / Makkal Sakti) as the party name.[2][3][4]

Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party
Malay nameParti Makkal Sakti Malaysia
ڤرتي مقكل سقتي مليسيا
Chinese name馬來西亞人民力量黨
Mǎláixīyà rénmín lìliáng dǎng
Tamil nameமலேசியா மக்கள் சக்தி கட்சி
Malēciyā makkaḷ cakti kaṭci
PresidentR.S. Thanenthiran
FounderR.S. Thanenthiran
Founded11 May 2009
Split fromHindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF)
HeadquartersShah Alam, Selangor
IdeologyDravidian politics
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationBarisan Nasional
(Friends of BN)[1]
ColoursYellow, orange, red, brown
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
0 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
0 / 607

Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party on Facebook

The MMSP which was officially launched by the new Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak then on 10 October 2009,[2] has been allegedly sponsored by Barisan Nasional (BN) although the party had denied at the beginning,[5] MMSP maintains friendly relations with BN though it is not an official party member of the BN coalition and even supported it openly in the 2018 general election (GE14).[1][6] MMSP seeks to be admitted to the coalition and had stated it will not seek for election seats.[7] Somehow the party decided other wise and has instead demanded to contest under BN in three parliamentary and seven state seats in Next Malaysian general election (GE15),[8] after being considered a 'Friends of BN' party.[9][10][11][12] In September 2021, BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced that MMSP will be given seats to contest by the coalition in GE15.[13] On 30 January 2022, after UMNO secretary-general Ahmad Maslan's meeting with MMSP which had pledged its supports for BN, also had given a positive indication on the party be given a seat to contest in the 2022 Johor state election.[14][15]

General election results

Election Total seats won Seats contested Total votes Voting Percentage Outcome of election Election leader
0 / 222
1 10,660 0.07 No representation in Parliament (Friends of BN) R.S. Thanentiran

See also


  1. "Barisan Nasional Klang parliamentary committee members meeting". Malaysia Today. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  2. Fernandez, Joe (26 September 2009). "Makkal Sakti Party - Hindraf cries foul". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  3. Veeranggan, Athi (20 May 2009). "Makkal Sakti versus Hindraf". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  4. Loh, Foon Fong (10 October 2009). "Najib launches Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party". The Star. Archived from the original on 4 August 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  5. "Makkal Sakthi party denies links to BN". Malaysiakini. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. Rosman Shamsuddin (6 October 2017). "Makkal Sakti promises to back BN candidates in GE14". New Straits Times . Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  7. Aurora (7 December 2010). "Makkal Sakti will not seek for seats, says president". Malaysia Today. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. "'BN open to any party willing to join the coalition'". Bernama. New Straits Times. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  9. "Zahid: Three small Indian parties - Kimma, IPF and Makkal Sakti - may join Barisan". The Star. 27 October 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  10. "Perjumpaan Bersama Parti Friends of BN". UMNO ONLINE (in Malay). 13 March 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021 via Facebook.
  11. "Bersama Parti Friends of BN". UMNO ONLINE (in Malay). 13 March 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  12. "Selesai dahulu masalah permohonan parti politik lain: Penganalisis". Sinar Harian (in Malay). 29 December 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  13. Umavathi Ramayah (16 September 2021). "Ahmad Zahid beri jaminan Makkal Sakti diberi kerusi pada PRU15" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  14. "Makkal Sakti hopes to get BN ticket in Johor polls, says president". Malay Mail. 30 January 2022. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  15. "Makkal Sakti looks to get BN ticket in Johor polls". Bernama. The Vibes. 30 January 2022. Retrieved 30 January 2022.

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