United Sabah National Organisation (New)

The United Sabah National Organisation (New) (Malay: Parti Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Sabah Bersatu (Baru); abbrev: USNO (Baru)[nb 2]) is a political party in Sabah, Malaysia.[3][4] The party was formed in 2013 with the aim of reviving the long-buried struggle of USNO Sabah. The establishment of the new USNO Party was inspired by the struggle of Tun Mustapha Harun in the dissolved USNO Party in favor of peninsula-based UMNO. This party is also the main component party of the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah Party (GRS) since 2022.

United Sabah National Organisation (New)
Parti Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Sabah Bersatu (Baru)
AbbreviationUSNO (Baru)[nb 1]
PresidentPandikar Amin Mulia[1]
Secretary-GeneralMatbee Ismail
Deputy PresidentLeong Chan Chu
FounderDulli Tiaseh
Founded2 September 2013
Split fromUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Sabah
Preceded byUnited Sabah National Organisation (Old)
IdeologyNational conservatism
National affiliationGabungan Rakyat Sabah Party (allied parties, since 2021-2022) (member parties, since 2022)[2]
ColoursWhite, green, red, blue
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
0 / 26
(Sabah and Labuan seats)
Sabah State Legislative Assembly:
0 / 79
Election symbol
Party flag
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The new United Sabah National Organisation (USNO Baru) was one of 20 new political parties approved nationwide by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in 2013. It was the successor of the old United Sabah National Organisation (Usno), founded by Sabah's third chief minister Datu Mustapha Harun in 1967 and deregistered by the RoS in 1996.[5]


Ibrahim Linggam was elected as party president in November 2018, replacing pro-tem president Dulli Tiaseh, and its office-bearers ending five years of hiatus due to an internal squabble over who among three of its leaders should be president since the new party's inception in 2013.[6][7]

The party contested in the 2020 state elections, failing to win a single seat.

Former national parliament Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia was elected party president in February 2021.[8]


On 2021, USNO has made an application to join the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah alliance.[9]

On 9 May 2022, The United Sabah National Organisation (USNO) has been accepted as a new main component party of the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah coalition party.[10]

See also


  1. Shown on Election Commission websites as USNO
  2. Shown on Election Commission websites as USNO


  1. "'Peninsula pyrotechnics unlikely to affect Bersatu, Umno in Sabah'". The Vibes. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  2. SINAR HARIAN (May 9, 2022). "USNO diterima sertai Parti GRS". SINAR HARIAN. Retrieved May 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "13 buah parti baru di Sabah diluluskan" (in Malay). Free Malaysia Today. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. "ROS approves 20 new political parties". Bernama. fz.com. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  5. Nurul Ain Mohd Hussain (2 September 2013). "ROS Umum 20 Parti Politik Baru Yang Diluluskan" (in Malay). mStar. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. Durie Rainer Fong (29 November 2018). "'New kid' Usno Baru ends five-year hiatus". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. Leonard Alaza (30 November 2018). "Standby vehicle for Sabah Umno?". Daily Express. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  8. "Pandikar returns to head Usno". Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  9. "Pandikar confident Usno will be accepted into GRS". Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  10. FMT News (May 9, 2022). "Usno becomes newest member of Sabah coalition". FMT News. Retrieved May 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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