Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress

The Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (Malay: Kongres India Muslim Malaysia; Tamil: மலேசிய இந்திய முஸ்லிம் காங்கிரஸ்; abbrev: KIMMA) is a political party in Malaysia which seeks to represent the interests of Muslim people of Indian descent in the country.

Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress
Malay nameKongres India Muslim Malaysia
كوڠݢريس اينديا مسلم مليسيا
Chinese name馬來西亞印裔穆斯林大會
Mǎláixīyà Yìnyì Mùsīlín Dàhuì
Tamil nameமலேசிய இந்திய முஸ்லிம் காங்கிரஸ்
Malēciya Intiya Muslim Kāṅkiras
PresidentDatuk Seri Haji Syed Ibrahim Bin Kader
Secretary-GeneralHussein Bin Jamal Mahamad
SpokespersonMohd Rapheal Bin Zakarudin
Deputy PresidentHarrisrajudin Alaudin
Vice PresidentDato Anuar Sadad bin Hj Mohamed Mustafa
Wanita ChiefMajunun Meher
Puteri ChiefRohaini Syed Ibrahim
Founded24 October 1976
Headquarters77-A, Tingkat 1, Medan Sri Bunus, Off Jln Masjid India, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Youth wingPergerakan Pemuda KIMMA
Women's wingPergerakan Wanita KIMMA
Women's youth wingPergerakan Puteri KIMMA
IdeologyMalaysian Indian interests
Political positionCentre-right to Right-wing
ReligionSunni Islam
National affiliationAngkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) (1990–96)
Gagasan Rakyat (GR) (1990–96)
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)-Barisan Nasional (BN) (2010-present)
ColoursGreen, white, red, yellow
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
0 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
0 / 607

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KIMMA was formed on 24 October 1976 to represent the interests of the minority Indian Muslim community in Malaysia. Majority members of KIMMA are Indian Muslim. KIMMA was deregistered twice ever in 1978 and 1998 before it was successfully registered back.[2]

Leadership crisis

The party has managed to re-register back again by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) after its registration was cancelled twice in 1978 and 1998.[2]

In 2008, KIMMA went through a leadership crisis when its earlier sacked deputy president, Amir Amsa Alla Pitchay by it president Dato' Syed Ibrahim B. Kader, claimed himself is the president and suggested the merger of KIMMA with People's Progressive Party (PPP), a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party.[3]

In 2009, once again the internal crisis saw KIMMA faced with the problem of two presidents after the validity of the 33rd Annual General Meeting was in doubt and Federal Territory KIMMA president, Mohd Fazil William Abdullah was sacked.[4][5][6]

Political affiliation

KIMMA had joined the opposition political parties coalitions Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) and Gagasan Rakyat (GR) simultaneously before from 1990 to 1995.[7] KIMMA somehow changed its direction after that and declared that it have wish to join Barisan Nasional (BN) since 1984. Due to the coalition constitution which stated all new application will have to be agreed unanimously by all the component parties, it faced the obstacles especially from Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) as there may be double-membership in the parties. KIMMA application gets a big objection from MIC.[8] Its BN admission application was never approved.[9] Full BN coalition membership seem unlikely.[10][11] it is being considered only as a 'Friends of BN' party instead.[12][13][14]

UMNO associate membership

The concern and doubt over the status of Malaysian Indian Muslim as Non-Malay and Non-Bumiputra which are also obstacles and objections that had caused KIMMA willingness to passed the motion to demand the Malay status for its community and to apply for KIMMA to be accepted as an associated member of UMNO.[15]

The application of KIMMA to be the associate member instead of UMNO at last was approved by the Supreme Council of UMNO on 27 August 2010.[16] With this approval, KIMMA enjoys the observer status in all the UMNO division meetings and annual general meeting (AGM) but is not allowed to be involved in and interfere with the party matters.[17]

For the first time, the party president, Syed Ibrahim Kader got to be appointed as a Senator for two three-year terms in the 12th and 13th Parliaments from 30 May 2011 to 29 May 2014 and again from 30 May 2014 to 29 May 2017.[18][19]

KIMMA pledged to carry on supporting and working with UMNO through its Jalinan Rakyat (JR) machinery in the 2022 Johor state election.[20][21]

2022 Malaysian general election

On 14 October 2022, four days after the dissolution of the 14th Parliament, party president Syed Ibrahim Kader revealed that BN leadership had agreed to nominate a candidate from the party to contest for a "safe" seat in the election, allowing them to make their election debut. He expressed his happiness that the loyalty of the party to BN and their friendships and ties had finally been recognised after 13 years as an UMNO associate member party. In addition, he also likened the seat as a "reward" to the party.[22]On 1 November 2022, BN Chairman and UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that Syed Ibrahim would contest for the Puchong federal seat.


  • President
    • Datuk Seri Haji Syed Ibrahim Kader
  • Deputy President
    • Harisirajudin Alaudin
  • Vice Presidents
    • Dato Anuar Sadad Bin Haji Mohamed Mustafa
    • Datuk Haji Abdul Wahith Sharfudin
    • Dato Haji Syed Mohd Ali
  • Secretary-General
    • Hussein Jamal Mahamad
  • Deputy Secretary General
    • Mohaideen Abdul Kader (Ashraf)
  • Treasurer
    • Jeyalaldeen Mohideen
  • Youth Chief
    • Mohamed Hafiz
  • Women Chief
    • Majunun Meher
  • Puteri Chief
    • Rohaini Syed Ibrahim
  • Information Chief
    • Haji Mohamed Rapheal Zakarudin

General election results

Election Total seats won Seats contested Total votes Voting Percentage Outcome of election Election leader
0 / 192
31 TBD TBD TBD (Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah) Syed Ibrahim Kader
0 / 192
31 TBD TBD TBD (Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah) Syed Ibrahim Kader
0 / 222
1 21,468 0.14% No representation in Parliament (Friends of BN) Syed Ibrahim Kader

See also


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  2. Indian based political parties, Bob Kee
  3. No talks, says the real Kimma head, 5 February 2008, The Star Archived 1 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Crisis within Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress, 03 June 2009, Bernama
  5. Kimma: Pecat Mohd Fazil ikut perlembagaan, Abdul Rahim Sabri, 10 Jul 2009, Malaysiakini
  6. Kimma jelas kontroversi di WP, Abdul Rahim Sabri & Rahmah Ghazali, 09 Jul 2009, Malaysiakini
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  15. Kimma seeks Malay status for Indian Muslims, 25 September 2005, Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin
  16. Teh Eng Hock (27 August 2010). "Kimma becomes Umno associate member". The Star. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  17. Kimma now an associate member of Umno, 29 August 2010, The Star Archived 1 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  18. Syed Mu’az Syed Putra (20 May 2011). "Presiden Kimma, tiga wakil BN angkat sumpah Senator minggu depan". Elbi Risalah (in Malay). Dialog Rakyat. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  19. "Presiden Kimma dilantik senator - Bodek Najib & UMNO, Terus Diangkat Senator". TMI (in Malay). Kelab Greenboc. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  20. "Johor election: KIMMA to reach out to 68,000 Indian Muslim voters". Bernama. Astro Awani. 23 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  21. Mohd Farid Noh (23 January 2022). "Pengundi baharu di Johor bertambah 30 peratus". Berita Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  22. "GE15: Kimma to contest for first time, says loyalty to BN rewarded". The Star. 14 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
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