Parti Marhaen Malaysia

Parti Marhaen Malaysia (PMM) was a former left-wing party formed by Ahmad Boestamam.[1]

Parti Marhaen Malaysia
FounderAhmad Boestamam
Founded20 July 1968
Split fromParti Rakyat
Merged intoParti Keadilan Masyarakat Malaysia (PEKEMAS)
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political positionLeft-wing


The party were formed by Ahmad Boestamam on 20 July 1968, 8 hours before he left Malaysia for London to pursue legal studies for two and a half years.[2]

They were formed due to disputes between Ahmad Boestamam, the first president of Partai Rakyat, and his successor, Kassim Ahmad, regarding the Marhaenism ideology that was left by the party leadership.[3][4][5]

They were led by the triumvirate of Ishak Surin, Shariff Babol (former founder of Partai Rakyat) and Sheikh Hassan Jaafar.

The party merged with Parti Keadilan Masyarakat Malaysia (PEKEMAS) on 19 July 1974.[6][7]

List of party leaders

#NameTook officeLeft office
1Ahmad Boestamam19681974


The party tried to reinvigorate the Socialist Front coalition before the 1974 elections, but failed.[8][9][10]

See also


  1. Salleh, Muhammad Haji (2009). An Introduction to Modern Malaysian Literature. ISBN 9789830683072. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. "Newspaper Article - Partai Marhaen mulai ator langkah". Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. "Newspaper Full Page - Berita Harian, 9 September 1968, Page 7". Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  4. "Newspaper Article - Doa' tokoh Partai Marhaen di-jadikan ukoran". Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  5. Marhaen, W3 Dictionary
  6. "New Straits Times - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  7. Mathews, Philip (2014-02-28). Chronicle of Malaysia: Fifty Years of Headline News, 1963-2013. Editions Didier Millet. ISBN 9789671061749.
  8. "Jejak Pemikiran Bung Karno Di Malaya". Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  9. Socialist Party of Malaysia: Building socialism while capitalism crumbles, Links – International Journal of Socialist Renewal, "Left sails through the turbulent times", By SANTHA OORJITHAM, 2008/10/26, NST
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