Malaysia National Alliance Party

The Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (English: Malaysia National Alliance Party; often known by its acronym: IKATAN) is a political party in Malaysia formed on 7 June 2012 by the former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) cabinet minister and veteran, Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir along with a few former UMNO members.[1] The party was forced to wait for more than two years for approval from the Registrar of Societies (RoS). In February 2013, Abdul Kadir dragged the RoS to High Court for them to approve the party.[2] The party was later approved on 15 May 2015.[3]

Malaysia National Alliance Party
Malay nameParti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia
ڤرتي ايكتن بڠسا مليسيا
Chinese name馬來西亞國家聯盟黨
Mǎláixīyà guójiā liánméng dǎng
PresidentAbdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir
Secretary-GeneralTengku Ahmad Mudzaffar Bin Tengku Zaid
Founded7 June 2012
Legalised15 May 2015
Split fromUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IdeologyIslamic democracy
Social justice
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationGagasan Sejahtera (2016–2020)
Perikatan Nasional (2020-2022)
Barisan Nasional (since 2022)
Colours  Red, white and black
SloganUnity, Progress, Fairness, Happiness (English)
Bersatu, Maju, Adil, Bahagia (Malay)
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
0 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
0 / 587
Party flag

Malaysia National Alliance Party on Facebook

The party intends to bring the original ideas and politics principles of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malaysian Prime Minister and Father of Independence.[4] The party said that they are not pro-government nor pro-opposition.[5]

In 2016 IKATAN however together with opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) formed Gagasan Sejahtera (GS), an informal political Third Force alliance.[6][7][8][9][10] Joined later by Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front (BERJASA),[11] the three opposition parties under GS alliance contested using PAS logo in the 2018 general elections (GE14), including IKATAN in some 'unwinnable' non-Muslim seats.[12][13] IKATAN failed to win a single state or parliamentary seat in the seats it had contested with only PAS managed to win seats in the election, securing 18.[N 1]. The party is currently unrepresented in the Dewan Rakyat and in all of the state legislative assemblies.

On 26 October 2022, IKATAN chose to support BN. IKATAN's Head of Information, Nik Marhalim Mohd Bakri, said in the spirit of ummah unification, then IKATAN chose to support BN in GE-15.

Structure and membership

Current office bearers

  • President:
    • Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir
  • Deputy President:
    • Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir
  • Vice-President:
    • Tunku Muinuddin Putra
    • Mohamad Badri Abd Rahman
  • Secretary-General:
    • Tengku Ahmad Mudzaffar Bin Tengku Zaid
  • Treasurer:
    • David Sew Kah Heng
  • Information Chief:
    • Nik Marhalim Dato' Mohd Bakri
  • Strategy Director:
    • Azahari Ab Rahman
  • Youth Chief:
    • Shahir Adnan
  • Central Working Committee:
    • Kelly Lim
    • Janice Lim
    • Nik Marhalim
  • Founding member
    • Dato Tony Looi

General election results

Election Total seats won Seats contested Total votes Voting Percentage Outcome of election Election leader
0 / 222
1 TBD TBD TBD (Gagasan Sejahtera) Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir
0 / 222
1 TBD TBD TBD (Friends of BN) Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir

See also


  1. In the 2018 balloting, the party formed the Ideas of Prosperity (Gagasan Sejahtera - GS) coalition with the Malaysia National Alliance Party (Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia - IKATAN) The PAS joined the 2020 PN coalition government.[14]


  1. "Kadir Sheikh Fadzir forms new party, could bolster opposition to BN in polls". The Malaysian Insider. 29 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. "Parti Ikatan hauls ROS to court". Free Malaysia Today. 13 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. "Former minister Kadir launches new multi-racial party". The Star. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  4. "Parti IKATAN aims to resurrect the aspiration of Malaysia's founding fathers". Astro Awani. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  5. "We're not pro-BN or PR, but pro-Tunku Abdul Rahman, says new political party". The Rakyat Post. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  6. "PAS, Ikatan seal 'third force' pact". The Star. 16 Mar 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  7. Syed Jaymal Zahiid (13 August 2016). "PAS and Ikatan To Form Gagasan Sejahtera". The Malay Mail.
  8. Hafiz Marzukhi (13 August 2016). "Kerjasama PAS-Ikatan: Blok ketiga diberi nama Gagasan Sejahtera" (in Malay). Astro Awani.
  9. Shakira Buang (13 August 2016). "Kerjasama PAS-IKATAN lahirkan Gagasan Sejahtera" (in Malay). Malaysiakini.
  10. Shakira Buang (13 August 2016). "PAS now part of 'Gagasan Sejahtera', to wait and see on Bersatu". Malaysiakini.
  11. "BERJASA sertai Gagasan Sejahtera bersama PAS dan Ikatan" (in Malay). Agenda Daily. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  12. "Five non-Muslim candidates for PAS coalition in Selangor". The Star. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  13. Loghun Kumaran (2 May 2018). "Cracks in Gagasan Sejahtera as Berjasa accuses PAS of offering 'unwinnable' seats". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  14. Tom Lansford (31 May 2021). Political Handbook of the World 2020-2021. CQ Press. ISBN 978-154-438-473-3.

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