Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak

The Sarawak Native People's Party or Malay: Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) was a political party in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It was established in 1983, by Datuk Amar Leo Moggie Irok, after seceding from Sarawak National Party (SNAP) following his loss in the contest for the SNAP's president post against Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Ming.

Sarawak Native People's Party
Malay nameParti Bansa Dayak Sarawak
ڤرتي بنسا دايق سراوق
Chinese name砂拉越土著人民黨
Shālāyuè tǔzhù rénmín dǎng
PresidentDaniel Tajem
FounderLeo Moggie Irok
Founded17 July 1983
Dissolved5 December 2003 (1st)
21 October 2004 (2nd)
Split fromSarawak National Party
Succeeded byParti Rakyat Sarawak
Malaysian Dayak Congress
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru
HeadquartersKuching, Sarawak
National affiliationBarisan Nasional (1983–2004)
Kumpulan Maju (1987)
ColoursBlack, white

PBDS, as a breakaway of SNAP, won 15 seats in the 1987 Sarawak state election, while its ally, Sarawak Malaysian People's Association (PERMAS), won only 5 seats. Overall, the PBDS won 28 constituencies with PBB 14; SUPP 11 and SNAP 3.[1] In both cases, SNAP and PBDS (both parties now defunct) joined the Malaysian National Front or Barisan Nasional (BN) as the ruling coalition.

The party was dissolved twice, firstly in 2003 and secondly in 2004 due to leadership crisis between Datuk Daniel Tajem Miri as the PBDS president and Dr James Jemut Masing as the challenger with the latter leaves the party and founded Parti Rakyat Sarawak in 2003.[2]

The dissolution of PBDS led to the formation two offshoot parties; one is Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) led by Datuk Dr James Jemut Masing and Datuk Sng Chee Hua which was successfully registered and admitted into BN in 2004 while another Malaysian Dayak Congress (MDC) failed to be registered by the Registrar of Societies (RoS). Meanwhile, there was also an attempt to revive PBDS[3] and it was finally successfully approved and re-registered as Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (Baru) in 2013.[4]

General election results

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
5 / 177
24,822 0.52% 5 seat; Governing coalition
(Barisan Nasional)
Leo Moggie Irok
4 / 180
22,590 1 seat; Governing coalition
(Barisan Nasional)
Leo Moggie Irok
5 / 192
29,768 1 seat; Governing coalition
(Barisan Nasional)
Leo Moggie Irok
6 / 193
51,659 1 seat; Governing coalition
(Barisan Nasional)
Leo Moggie Irok
6 / 219
46,292 0.66% 0 seat; Governing coalition
(Barisan Nasional)
Daniel Tajem

State election results

State election State Legislative Assembly
Sarawak Total won / Total contested
2/3 majority
2 / 3
2 / 3
6 / 48
6 / 14
15 / 48
15 / 21
7 / 56
7 / 34
8 / 62
8 / 8
8 / 62
8 / 8


  1. Chin, James (1995). "Sarawak's 1987 and 1991 State Elections: An Analysis of the Ethnic Vote" (PDF). Borneo Research Bulletin. 26: 3–24.
  2. "End of the road for PBDS". The Star. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  3. Tawie, Joseph (2012). "We won't beg, says protem PBDS chief". FMT News.
  4. "ROS approves 20 new political parties". Bernama. 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-04-09.

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