Homeland Human's Wellbeing Party

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Homeland Human's Wellbeing Party
Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air
马来西亚人民福利党
மலேசிய மக்கள் பொதுநலக் கட்சி
Abbreviation KITA
Founder Musa Salih (AKIM)
Zaid Ibrahim (KITA)
Founded AKIM-16 February 1995[1]
KITA-19 January 2011[2]
Split from Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
Preceded by Malaysian People Justice Front (AKIM)
Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor[3]
Membership 15,000[4]
Ideology Secularism
Social justice
Political position Centre-left
Colours Orange
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Dewan Rakyat:
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Dewan Undangan Negeri:
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Website
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The Homeland Human's Wellbeing Party[5] or Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (KITA) is a political party in Malaysia. The party was formerly known as the Malaysian People Justice Front or Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (AKIM) when it was founded on 16 February 1995. AKIM was founded as a splinter party of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in 1995 following internal disagreements by members within the party. A few members from Parti Melayu Semangat 46 (S46) also joined the fray following its dissolution in 1996.[6] AKIM contested in the 1999 General elections for the parliamentary seats of Pasir Puteh and Kota Bharu but failed.[7]

In 2008, the party's president registered itself to participate in the Permatang Pauh by-election, but only managed to catch 92 votes in the election and losing his RM 15,000 deposit in the process. Nevertheless, he hoped that the election could serve as a platform to introduce the party to the nation.[4]

Relaunched as KITA[edit]

Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (AKIM)

On 13 December 2010, AKIM announced that Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has joined its ranks as a party member, with the view of having Zaid lead and revamp AKIM into a viable political party for the coming 13th Malaysian General Elections.[8] The party further explained that Zaid had submitted his membership application to join AKIM in Nov 2010 after his former party, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), accepted Zaid's resignation.

During the party's annual general meeting on 15 December 2010, Datuk Mohd Zaid Bin Ibrahim was elected as the party's new president (later called "Party Chief"), taking over from Zakaria Salleh, the outgoing president of AKIM.[9] The party also announced that it will be adopting a new name, the People's Welfare Party or Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (KITA).[5]

Zaid Ibrahim also announced that KITA would be a multi-racial democratic party open to all races in Malaysia, and despite its current small size, aims to make an impact in the country's political scene by focusing on goals for the long haul.[10] Zaid also announced that KITA's official party ideology and principles, including its new constitution, manifesto and logo, will be unveiled in Kuala Lumpur on 19 January 2011.

Zaid Ibrahim resigned as KITA chief in 2012.[11]


Presidents/Party Chief[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  • 1995-February 1998: Musa Salih[6]
  • 1998-1999: Mohd Din Nizam Din (acting)[12]
  • 1999-2002: Mohammad Yusoff[13]
  • 2002-2009: Hanafi Mamat
  • 2009-2010: Zakaria Salleh[14]

Party Chief[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pertandingan tiga penjuru
  2. ^ "Zaid Ibrahim launches Parti Kita". M.malaysiakini.com. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  3. ^ Small step for Akim
  4. ^ a b Surprise small fish takes on Anwar and Arif Shah.
  5. ^ a b Zaid resurrects political career, appointed new party chief, (FreeMalaysiaToday), 15 December 2010
  6. ^ a b Eur (2002). The Far East and Australasia 2003. Routledge. p. 797. ISBN 1-85743-133-2. 
  7. ^ Calon AKIM Yakin Mampu Menang Di Permatang Pauh
  8. ^ Zaid Ibrahim now an Akim member, (The Malaysian Insider), 13 December 2010
  9. ^ Akim renamed to Kita, Zaid is now the Party Chief, (The Star), 15 December 2010
  10. ^ Zaid: Kita not in Pakatan fold, (The Malaysian Insider), 15 December 2010
  11. ^ "No basis for ROS ultimatum, says KITA chief". Free Malaysia Today. 22 December 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Akibat Menentang PAS
  13. ^ Gabungan Parti Tajaan BN
  14. ^ Five MPs may join Zaid’s new Kita, (The Star Online), 16 December 2010
  15. ^ Akim renamed Kita, Zaid’s president, (The Malaysian Insider), 15 December 2010
  16. ^ Tan, Tarrence (2012-12-22). "No basis for ROS ultimatum, says KITA chief". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 

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