Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak
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The Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS, Sarawak Native People's Party) was a political party in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It was established in 1983, by Datuk Amar (now Tan Sri) Leo Moggie Anak 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.
Wave of Dayakism has surfaced at least twice among the Dayaks in Sarawak while they are on the opposition side of politics as follows:
- SNAP won 18 seats (with 42.70% popular vote) out of total 48 state assembly seats in Sarawak state election, 1974 with the remaining 30 seats won by Sarawak National Front.
- PBDS (Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak), a breakway of SNAP in Sarawak state election in 1987, won 15 seats while its Permas won only 5 seats.
Overall, the Sarawak National Front won 28 constituencies with PBB 14; SUPP 11 and SNAP 3. In both cases, SNAP and PBDS (both parties now defunct) joined the Malaysian National Front as the ruling coalition.
The party was dissolved twice, firstly in 2003 and secondly in 2004 due to leadership crisis between Datuk Daniel Tajem as the PBDS president and Dr James Jemust Masing as the challenger.
The dissolution of PBDS led to the formation of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) led by Datuk Dr James Jemut Masing and Datuk Sng Chee Hua.
- Chin, James (1995). "Sarawak's 1987 and 1991 State Elections: An Analysis of the Ethnic Vote". Borneo Research Bulletin 26: 3–24.
- Chin, J. (1996). "PBDS and Ethnicity in Sarawak politics". Journal of Contemporary Asia 26 (4): 512–526. doi:10.1080/00472339680000311.
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