The National Front (Malay: Barisan Nasional; abbrev: BN) is a political coalition of Malaysia that was founded in 1973 as a coalition of right-wing and centre parties. It is also the third largest political coalition with 42 seats in the Dewan Rakyat after opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan with 88 seats and main ruling coalition Perikatan Nasional with 50 seats.
The Barisan Nasional coalition employs the same inter-communal governing model of its predecessor the Alliance Party but on a wider scale, with up to 14 communal political parties involved in the coalition at one point. It dominated Malaysian politics for over thirty years after it was founded, but since 2008 has faced stronger challenges from opposition parties, notably the Pakatan Rakyat and later the Pakatan Harapan alliances. Taken together with its predecessor (Alliance), it had a combined period of rule from 1957 to 2018, and was considered the longest ruling coalition party in the democratic world.
In the aftermath of the 2018 general election, the Barisan Nasional coalition lost its hold of the parliament to PH for the first time in Malaysian history. It was also the first time Barisan Nasional became the opposition coalition after almost, taken together with its predecessor (Alliance), 61 years in power, with former prime minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Mahathir Mohamad becoming PH's leader. The coalition returned to power under Perikatan Nasional together with four other parties in the aftermath of the 2020 Malaysian political crisis.
Barisan Nasional is the direct successor to the three-party Alliance coalition formed of United Malays National Organisation, Malaysian Chinese Association, and Malaysian Indian Congress. It was founded in the aftermath of the 1969 general election and the 13 May riots. The Alliance Party lost ground in the 1969 election to the opposition parties, in particular the two newly formed parties, Democratic Action Party and Gerakan, as well as Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party. Although the Alliance won a majority of seats, it gained less than half the popular vote, and the resulting tension between different communities led to the May 13 riots and the declaration of a state of emergency. After the Malaysian Parliament reconvened in 1971, negotiations began with parties such as Gerakan and People's Progressive Party, both of which joined the Alliance in 1972, quickly followed by Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party.
In 1973, the Alliance Party was replaced by Barisan Nasional. The Barisan Nasional, which included regional parties from Sabah and Sarawak (Sabah Alliance Party, Sarawak United Peoples' Party, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu), registered in June 1974 as a coalition of nine parties. It contested the 1974 general election as a grand coalition under the leadership of the prime minister Tun Abdul Razak, which it won with considerable success.
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In 1977, PAS was expelled from Barisan Nasional following a revolt within the Kelantan state legislature against a chief minister appointed by the federal government. Barisan Nasional nevertheless won the 1978 general election convincingly, and it continued to dominate Malaysian politics in the 1980s and 1990s despite some losses in state elections, such as the loss of Kelantan to PAS, and Sabah to United Sabah Party which later joined Barisan Nasional.
By 2003, Barisan Nasional had grown to a coalition formed of more than a dozen communal parties. It performed particularly well in the 2004 general election, winning 198 out of 219 seats.
Although Barisan Nasional never achieved more than 67% of the popular vote in elections from 1974 to 2008, it maintained consecutive two-thirds majority of seats in this period in the Dewan Rakyat until the 2008 election, benefitting from Malaysia's first-past-the-post voting system.
In the 2008 general election, Barisan Nasional lost more than one-third of the parliamentary seats to Pakatan Rakyat, a loose alliance of opposition parties. This marked Barisan's first failure to secure a two-thirds supermajority in Parliament since 1969. Five state governments, namely Selangor, Kelantan, Penang, Perak and Kedah fell to Pakatan Rakyat. Perak however was later returned via court ruling following a constitutional crisis. Since 2008, the coalition has seen its non-Malay component parties greatly diminished in the peninsula.
The losses continued in the 2013 general election, and it recorded its worst election result at the time. BN regained Kedah, but lost several more seats in Parliament along with the popular vote to Pakatan. Despite winning only 47% of the popular vote, it managed to gain 60% of the 222 parliamentary seats, thereby retaining control of the parliament.
And finally, during the 2018 general election, Barisan Nasional lost control of the parliament to Pakatan Harapan, winning a total of only 79 parliamentary seats. The crushing defeat ended their 61-year rule of the country, taken together with its predecessor (Alliance), and this paved the way for the first change of government in Malaysian history. The coalition won only 34% of the popular vote, despite redrawing the electoral boundaries in their favour. In addition to their failure in regaining the Penang, Selangor and Kelantan state governments, six state governments, namely Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Kedah and Sabah fell to Pakatan Harapan and WARISAN (Sabah). The Terengganu state government also fell but to the Gagasan Sejahtera. Barisan Nasional was only in power in three states; namely Perlis, Pahang and Sarawak.
Many of BN's component parties left the coalition following its humiliating defeat at the 2018 general election, reducing its number to 4 compared to 13 before the election. These parties either aligned themselves with the new Pakatan Harapan federal government, formed a new state-based pact or remained independent. They include three Sabah-based parties (UPKO, PBS and LDP), four Sarawak-based parties (PBB, SUPP, PRS and PDP, which formed a new state-based pact GPS), myPPP (under Kayveas faction) and Gerakan. MyPPP experienced a leadership dispute, with Maglin announced that the party remained within the coalition and Kayveas announced that the party had left the coalition, resulting in the dissolution of the party on 14 January 2019.
Among the remaining four component parties in Barisan National, UMNO's parliamentary seats have reduced from 54 to 38 since after 16 members of parliament left the party, while MCA's parliamentary seat maintains one. MIC's parliamentary seats have reduced from two to one after the Election Court nullified the results of the election for the Cameron Highlands federal constituency due to bribery, but BN regained its seat from a direct member under the 2019 by-election.
As a result of these developments, BN's parliamentary seats have reduced to 41, compared with 79 seats that BN has won in the general election.
MCA and MIC made a statement in March 2019 that they want to "move on" and find a new alliance following disputes with secretary-general, Nazri Abdul Aziz. Mohamad Hasan, the acting BN chairman, chaired a Supreme Council meeting in which all parties showed no consensus on dissolving the coalition.
In 2019, Barisan Nasional recovered some ground and won a number of by-elections, such as the 2019 Cameron Highlands by-election, 2019 Semenyih by-election, 2019 Rantau by-election, and 2019 Tanjung Piai by-election., defeating Pakatan Harapan
In September 2019, UMNO decided to form a pact with the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) called Muafakat Nasional. Its main purpose is to unite the Malay Muslim communities for electoral purposes. There is however no formal agreement with the other parties of Barisan Nasional, although there are calls for Barisan Nasional to migrate to Muafakat Nasional. Barisan Nasional continued to function as a coalition of four parties comprising UMNO, MCA, MIC and PBRS, but aligned themselves with Perikatan Nasional to form a new government in March 2020 after the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.
In 2013, the vast majority of Barisan Nasional's seats were held by its two largest Bumiputera-based political parties—the United Malays National Organisation, and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu. For most of its history, both the Malaysian Chinese Association and Malaysian Indian Congress have played major roles in Barisan Nasional, but their representation in Parliament and state legislatures has become much more diminished. Nevertheless, each component party purports to represent – and limit membership – to a certain race: UMNO for the Malays, MCA for the Chinese and so on. In the view of some scholars:
Since its inception the Alliance remained a coalition of communal parties. Each of the component parties operated to all intents and purposes, save that of elections, as a separate party. Their membership was communal, except perhaps Gerakan, and their success was measured in terms of their ability to achieve the essentially parochial demands of their constituents.
Although both the Alliance and BN registered themselves as political parties, membership is mostly indirect through one of the constituent parties while direct membership is allowed. The BN defines itself as a "confederation of political parties which subscribe to the objects of the Barisan Nasional". Although in elections, all candidates stand under the BN symbol, and there is a BN manifesto, each individual constituent party also issues its own manifesto, and there is intra-coalition competition for seats prior to nomination day.
|UMNO||United Malays National Organisation
Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu
|Ketuanan Melayu||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi||120||21.10%||
54 / 222
38 / 42
|MCA||Malaysian Chinese Association
Persatuan Cina Malaysia
|Chinese nationalism||Wee Ka Siong||39||5.30%||
1 / 222
2 / 42
|MIC||Malaysian Indian Congress
Kongres India Malaysia
|Dravidian movement||Vigneswaran Sanasee||9||1.39%||
2 / 222
1 / 42
|PBRS||United Sabah People's Party
Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah
|Sabah nationalism||Joseph Kurup||1||0.10%||
1 / 222
1 / 42
|PCM||Love Malaysia Party
Parti Cinta Malaysia
|National conservatism||Huan Cheng Guan||1||0.02%||
0 / 222
0 / 42
|KIMMA||Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress
Kongres India Muslim Malaysia
|Islamism||Syed Ibrahim Kader||N/A||N/A||
0 / 222
0 / 42
|AMIPF||All Malaysian Indian Progressive Front
Barisan Progresif India Se-Malaysia
|Dravidian movement||Jayashree Pandithan||N/A||N/A||
0 / 222
0 / 42
|MMSP||Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party
Parti Makkal Sakti Malaysia
|Dravidian movement||R.S. Thanenthiran||N/A||N/A||
0 / 222
0 / 42
|MIUP||Malaysian Indian United Party
Parti Bersatu India Malaysia
|Dravidian movement||Nallakaruppan Solaimalai||N/A||N/A||
0 / 222
0 / 42
Former member parties
- Malaysian People's Movement Party (GERAKAN) (1973-2018)
- People's Progressive Party (PPP/myPPP) (1973-2018)
- United Bumiputera Heritage Party (PBB) (1973-2018)
- Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP) (1973-2018)
- United Sabah National Organisation (USNO) (1973-1975 under Sabah Alliance, 1976-1984, 1986-1993)
- Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) (1973-1978)
- Sabah Chinese Association (SCA) (1973-1975 under Sabah Alliance)
- Sarawak National Party (SNAP) (1976-2004)
- Sabah People's United Front (BERJAYA) (1976-1986)
- Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front (BERJASA) (1978-1983)
- Muslim People's Party of Malaysia (HAMIM) (1983-1989)
- Sarawak Native People's Party (PBDS) (1983-2004)
- United Sabah Party (PBS) (1986-1990, 2002-2018)
- Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) (1991-2018)
- People's Justice Front (AKAR) (1991-2001)
- Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) (1994-2008)
- Sabah Democratic Party (PDS) (1995-1999)
- United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) (1999-2018)
- Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP/PDP) (2002-2018)
- Sarawak Peoples' Party (PRS) (2004-2018)
List of party chairman
|Portrait||Term of office|
|1||Abdul Razak Hussein
|1 January 1973||14 January 1976|
|15 January 1976||28 June 1981|
|28 June 1981||4 February 1988|
|–||Ling Liong Sik Acting
|4 February 1988||16 February 1988|
|16 February 1988||30 October 2003|
|4||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
|31 October 2003||26 March 2009|
|5||Mohd Najib Abdul Razak
|26 March 2009||12 May 2018|
|–||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Acting
|12 May 2018||30 June 2018|
|6||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
|30 June 2018||18 December 2018|
|–||Mohamad Hasan Acting
|18 December 2018||30 June 2019|
|(6)||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
|30 June 2019||Incumbent|
Barisan Nasional Supreme Council:
- Chairman of Advisor Council:
- Mohd Najib Abdul Razak (UMNO)
- Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (UMNO)
- Deputy Chairman:
- Mohamad Hasan (UMNO)
- Zambry Abdul Kadir (UMNO)
- Hishammuddin Hussein (UMNO)
- Women Leader:
- Dr. Noraini Ahmad (UMNO)
- Youth Leader:
- Dr. Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (UMNO)
- Executive Secretary:
- Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad (UMNO)
- Supreme Council Members:
- Ismail Sabri Yaakob (UMNO)
- Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO)
- Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO)
- Zambry Abdul Kadir (UMNO)
- Mah Hang Soon (MCA)
- Ti Lian Ker (MCA)
- Lim Ban Hong (MCA)
- Yew Teong Look (MCA)
- Saravanan Murugan (MIC)
- Sivarraajh Chandran (MIC)
- Thinalan T. Rajagopalu (MIC)
- Kamalanathan Panchanathan (MIC)
- Arthur Joseph Kurup (PBRS)
- Richard Mosinal Kastum (PBRS)
- Zainon Hj. Kayum (PBRS)
- Edwin Laimin (PBRS)
- State Chairman:
- Johor: Hasni Mohammad (UMNO)
- Kedah: Jamil Khir Baharom (UMNO)
- Kelantan: Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (UMNO)
- Malacca: Abdul Raouf Yusoh (UMNO)
- Negeri Sembilan: Mohamad Hasan (UMNO)
- Pahang: Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (UMNO)
- Perak: Saarani Mohammad (UMNO)
- Penang: Musa Sheikh Fadzir (UMNO)
- Perlis: Azlan Man (UMNO)
- Sabah: Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO)
- Selangor: Noh Omar (UMNO)
- Terengganu: Ahmad Said (UMNO)
- Federal Territories: Johari Abdul Ghani (UMNO)
Dewan Negara (Senate)
- His Majesty's appointee:
- Perlis State Legislative Assembly:
- Kamarudin Abdun (UMNO)
- Sabani Mat (UMNO)
- Kedah State Legislative Assembly:
- Othman Aziz (UMNO)
- Pahang State Legislative Assembly:
- Siti Fatimah Yahaya (UMNO)
- Ti Lian Ker (MCA)
- Melaka State Legislative Assembly:
- Johor State Legislative Assembly:
- Jefridin Atan (UMNO)
Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)
Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian Parliament
Barisan Nasional has 42 MPs in the House of Representatives, with 38 MPs (or 92.5%) of them from UMNO.
Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)
Malaysian State Assembly Representatives
|Perlis||P01||Padang Besar||N1||Titi Tinggi||Teh Chai Ann||MCA|
|N4||Chuping||Siti Berenee Yahaya||UMNO|
|N12||Tambun Tulang||Ismail Kassim||UMNO|
|N14||Simpang Empat||Nurulhisham Yaakob||UMNO|
|Kedah||P11||Pendang||N19||Sungai Tiang||Suraya Yaacob||UMNO|
|P18||Kulim Bandar Baharu||N36||Bandar Baharu||Norsabrina Mohd. Noor||UMNO|
|Kelantan||P26||Ketereh||N25||Kok Lanas||Md. Alwi Che Ahmad||UMNO|
|P27||Tanah Merah||N27||Gual Ipoh||Bakri Mustapha||UMNO|
|P30||Jeli||N36||Bukit Bunga||Mohd. Adhan Kechik||UMNO|
|N38||Kuala Balah||Abd Aziz Derashid||UMNO|
|P32||Gua Musang||N43||Nenggiri||Ab. Aziz Yusoff||UMNO|
|N45||Galas||Mohd. Syahbuddin Hashim||UMNO|
|Terengganu||P33||Besut||N1||Kuala Besut||Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd. Raham||UMNO|
|N3||Jertih||Muhammad Pehimi Yusof||UMNO|
|N4||Hulu Besut||Nawi Mohamad||UMNO|
|P34||Setiu||N6||Permaisuri||Abd. Halim Jusoh||UMNO|
|N7||Langkap||Sabri Mohd. Noor||UMNO|
|N8||Batu Rakit||Bazlan Abd Rahman||UMNO|
|P35||Kuala Nerus||N11||Seberang Takir||Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman||UMNO|
|P38||Dungun||N25||Bukit Besi||Roslee Daud||UMNO|
|Penang||P42||Tasek Gelugor||N4||Permatang Berangan||Nor Hafizah Othman||UMNO|
|N5||Sungai Dua||Muhamad Yusoff Mohd Noor||UMNO|
|Perak||P54||Gerik||N1||Pengkalan Hulu||Aznel Ibrahim||UMNO|
|P55||Lenggong||N3||Kenering||Mohd Tarmizi Idris||UMNO|
|N4||Kota Tampan||Saarani Mohammad||UMNO|
|P56||Larut||N7||Batu Kurau||Muhammad Ami Zakria||UMNO|
|P58||Bagan Serai||N10||Alor Pangsu||Sham Mat Sahat||UMNO|
|N12||Selinsing||Mohamad Noor Dawoo||UMNO|
|P59||Bukit Gantang||N13||Kuala Sepetang||Mohd. Kamaruddin Abu Bakar||UMNO|
|N14||Changkat Jering||Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud||UMNO|
|P61||Padang Rengas||N19||Chenderoh||Zainun Mat Nor||UMNO|
|N20||Lubok Merbau||Jurij Jalaluddin||UMNO|
|P62||Sungai Siput||N21||Lintang||Mohd Zolkafly Harun||UMNO|
|P67||Kuala Kangsar||N34||Bukit Chandan||Maslin Sham Razman||UMNO|
|N35||Manong||Mohamed Zuraimi Razali||UMNO|
|P68||Bruas||N36||Pengkalan Baharu||Abd. Manap Hashim||UMNO|
|P69||Parit||N39||Belanja||Khairudin Abu Hanipah||UMNO|
|N40||Bota||Khairul Shahril Mohamed||UMNO|
|P72||Tapah||N48||Ayer Kuning||Samsudin Abu Hassan||UMNO|
|P73||Pasir Salak||N50||Kampong Gajah||Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin||UMNO|
|P74||Lumut||N52||Pangkor||Zambry Abdul Kadir||UMNO|
|P75||Bagan Datuk||N53||Rungkup||Shahrul Zaman Yahya||UMNO|
|N54||Hutan Melintang||Khairuddin Tarmizi||UMNO|
|P76||Telok Intan||N56||Changkat Jong||Mohd. Azhar Jamaluddin||UMNO|
|P77||Tanjong Malim||N58||Slim||Mohd Zaidi Aziz||UMNO|
|Pahang||P78||Cameron Highlands||N2||Jelai||Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail||UMNO|
|P79||Lipis||N3||Padang Tengku||Mustapa Long||UMNO|
|N4||Cheka||Lee Ah Wong||MCA|
|N5||Benta||Mohd. Soffi Abd. Razak||UMNO|
|P80||Raub||N6||Batu Talam||Abd Aziz Mat Kiram||UMNO|
|N8||Dong||Shahruddin Ab. Moin||UMNO|
|P81||Jerantut||N11||Pulau Tawar||Nazri Ngah||UMNO|
|P83||Kuantan||N16||Inderapura||Shafik Fauzan Sharif||UMNO|
|P84||Paya Besar||N17||Sungai Lembing||Md. Sohaimi Mohamed Shah||UMNO|
|N18||Lepar||Abd. Rahim Muda||UMNO|
|P85||Pekan||N20||Pulau Manis||Khairuddin Mahmud||UMNO|
|N21||Peramu Jaya||Sh. Mohamed Puzi Sh. Ali||UMNO|
|N22||Bebar||Mohd. Fakhruddin Mohd. Ariff||UMNO|
|N23||Chini||Mohd Sharim Md Zain||UMNO|
|P86||Maran||N25||Kuala Sentul||Shahaniza Shamsuddin||UMNO|
|P87||Kuala Krau||N27||Jenderak||Mohamed Jaafar||UMNO|
|N28||Kerdau||Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad||UMNO|
|P88||Temerloh||N31||Lanchang||Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin||UMNO|
|N32||Kuala Semantan||Nor Azmi Mat Ludin||UMNO|
|P90||Bera||N37||Guai||Norol Azali Sulaiman||UMNO|
|N39||Kemayan||Mohd. Fadil Osman||UMNO|
|P91||Rompin||N40||Bukit Ibam||Samsiah Arshad||UMNO|
|N41||Muadzam Shah||Razali Kassim||UMNO|
|N42||Tioman||Mohd. Johari Hussain||UMNO|
|Selangor||P92||Sabak Bernam||N1||Sungai Air Tawar||Rizam Ismail||UMNO|
|P93||Sungai Besar||N3||Sungai Panjang||Mohd Imran Tamrin||UMNO|
|P94||Ulu Selangor||N5||Hulu Bernam||Rosni Sohar||UMNO|
|P95||Tanjong Karang||N8||Sungai Burong||Mohd Shamsudin Lias||UMNO|
|P101||Ulu Langat||N24||Semenyih||Zakaria Hanafi||UMNO|
|Negeri Sembilan||P126||Jelebu||N2||Pertang||Noor Azmi Yusuf||UMNO|
|N3||Sungai Lui||Mohd Razi Mohd Ali||UMNO|
|P127||Jempol||N5||Serting||Shamsulkahar Mod. Deli||UMNO|
|N7||Jeram Padang||Manickam Letchuman||MIC|
|P129||Kuala Pilah||N15||Juasseh||Ismail Lasim||UMNO|
|N16||Seri Menanti||Abdul Samad Ibrahim||UMNO|
|N17||Senaling||Adnan Abu Hasan||UMNO|
|N19||Johol||Saiful Yazan Sulaiman||UMNO|
|P132||Port Dickson||N31||Bagan Pinang||Tun Hairuddin Abu Bakar||UMNO|
|N32||Linggi||Abdul Rahman Mohd. Redza||UMNO|
|P133||Tampin||N34||Gemas||Abdul Razak Said||UMNO|
|N35||Gemencheh||Mohd. Isam Mohd. Isa||UMNO|
|Melaka||P134||Masjid Tanah||N1||Kuala Linggi||Ismail Othman||UMNO|
|N2||Tanjung Bidara||Md. Rawi Mahmud||UMNO|
|N3||Ayer Limau||Amiruddin Yusop||UMNO|
|N4||Lendu||Sulaiman Md Ali||UMNO|
|N5||Taboh Naning||Latipah Omar||UMNO|
|P135||Alor Gajah||N6||Rembia||Muhammad Jailani Khamis||UMNO|
|N10||Asahan||Abdul Ghafar Atan||UMNO|
|P136||Tangga Batu||N11||Sungai Udang||Idris Haron||UMNO|
|N12||Pantai Kundor||Nor Azman Hassan||UMNO|
|P137||Hang Tuah Jaya||N18||Ayer Molek||Rahmad Mariman||UMNO|
|N28||Sungai Rambai||Hasan Abd. Rahman||UMNO|
|Johor||P140||Segamat||N1||Buloh Kasap||Zahari Sarip||UMNO|
|P146||Muar||N16||Sungai Balang||Zaiton Ismail||UMNO|
|P147||Parit Sulong||N18||Sri Medan||Zulkarnain Kamisan||UMNO|
|P148||Ayer Hitam||N20||Semarang||Samsol Bari Jamali||UMNO|
|P149||Sri Gading||N22||Pasir Raja||Nor Rashidah Ramli||UMNO|
|P150||Batu Pahat||N25||Rengit||Ayub Jamil||UMNO|
|P151||Simpang Renggam||N26||Machap||Abd. Taib Abu Bakar||UMNO|
|N27||Layang-Layang||Onn Hafiz Ghazi||UMNO|
|P154||Mersing||N33||Tenggaroh||Raven Kumar Krishnasamy||MIC|
|N35||Pasir Raja||Rashidah Ismail||UMNO|
|P157||Pengerang||N38||Penawar||Sharifah Azizah Syed Zain||UMNO|
|N39||Tanjung Surat||Syed Sis Syed A. Rahman||UMNO|
|P165||Tanjong Piai||N56||Kukup||Md. Othman Yusof||UMNO|
|P169||Kota Belud||N9||Tempasuk||Mohd Arsad Bistari||UMNO|
|N10||Usukan||Salleh Said Keruak||UMNO|
|P170||Tuaran||N13||Pantai Dalit||Jasnih Daya||UMNO|
|P174||Putatan||N24||Tanjung Keramat||Shahelmey Yahya||UMNO|
|P175||Papar||N29||Pantai Manis||Mohd Tamin @ Tamin Zainal||UMNO|
|P184||Libaran||N51||Sungai Manila||Mokran Ingkat||UMNO|
|N52||Sungai Sibuga||Mohamad Hamsan Awang Supain||UMNO|
|P187||Kinabatangan||N58||Lamag||Bung Mokhtar Radin||UMNO|
|P190||Tawau||N67||Balung||Hamild @ Hamid Awang||UMNO|
|P191||Kalabakan||N71||Tanjong Batu||Andi Muhammad Suryady Bandy||UMNO|
|—||Nominated member||Suhaimi Nasir||UMNO|
|—||Nominated member||Raime Unggi||UMNO|
|Total||Perlis (10), Kedah (2), Kelantan (7), Terengganu (10), Penang (2), Perak (25), Pahang (25), Selangor (5), Negeri Sembilan (16), Malacca (14), Johor (16), Sabah (16)|
Barisan Nasional state governments
|State||Leader type||Member||Party||State Constituency|
|Johor||Menteri Besar||Hasni Mohammad||UMNO||Benut|
|Malacca||Chief Minister||Sulaiman Md Ali||UMNO||Lendu|
|Perlis||Menteri Besar||Azlan Man||UMNO||Bintong|
|Pahang||Menteri Besar||Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail||UMNO||Jelai|
|Perak||Menteri Besar||Saarani Mohammad||UMNO||Kota Tampan|
|State||Leader type||Member||Party||State Constituency|
|Sabah||Deputy Chief Minister I||Bung Moktar Radin||UMNO||Lamag|
|State||Leader type||Member||Party||State Constituency|
|Malacca||Speaker||Abd Rauf Yusoh||UMNO||Non-MLA|
|Malacca||Deputy Speaker||Ghazale Muhamad||UMNO||Rim|
|Pahang||Deputy Speaker||Mohamed Jaafar||UMNO||Jenderak|
|Perak||Speaker||Mohamad Zahir Abdul Kahlid||UMNO||Non-MLA|
|Sabah||Speaker||Kadzim M Yahya||UMNO||Non-MLA|
General election results
|Election||Total seats won||Share of seats||Total votes||Share of votes||Outcome of election||Election leader|
135 / 154
|87.7%||1,287,400||60.8%||135 seats; Governing coalition||Abdul Razak Hussein|
131 / 154
|85.1%||1,987,907||57.2%||4 seats; Governing coalition||Hussein Onn|
132 / 154
|85.7%||2,522,079||60.5%||1 seats; Governing coalition||Mahathir Mohamad|
148 / 177
|83.6%||2,649,263||57.3%||16 seats; Governing coalition||Mahathir Mohamad|
127 / 180
|70.6%||2,985,392||53.4%||21 seats; Governing coalition||Mahathir Mohamad|
162 / 192
|84.4%||3,881,214||65.2%||35 seats; Governing coalition||Mahathir Mohamad|
148 / 193
|76.2%||3,748,511||56.53%||15 seats; Governing coalition||Mahathir Mohamad|
198 / 219
|90.4%||4,420,452||63.9%||51 seats; Governing coalition||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
140 / 222
|63.1%||4,082,411||50.27%||58 seats; Governing coalition||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
133 / 222
|59.9%||5,237,555||47.38%||7 seats; Governing coalition||Najib Razak|
79 / 222
|35.59%||3,794,827||33.96%||54 seats; Opposition coalition (2018-2020)
Governing coalition with Perikatan Nasional (2020-)
State election results
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