National Trust Party (Malaysia)

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National Trust Party
Parti Amanah Negara
Abbreviation Amanah
President Mohamad Sabu
Secretary-General Mohd Anuar Tahir
Founder Ganga Nayar
General Advisor Ahmad Awang
Deputy President

Vice President
Salahuddin Ayub

Mujahid Yusof Rawa
Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus
Women's Chief Siti Mariah Mahmud
Youth's Chief Mohd Sany Hamzan
Slogan Harapan Baru
Founded 1978, as Parti Pekerja-Pekerja Malaysia
16 September 2015, as Parti Amanah Negara
Headquarters Wisma Amanah Negara, Unit No. 73-1, Tingkat 1, Jalan Seri Utara 1, Sri Utara, Off Jalan Ipoh, 68100 Kuala Lumpur
Youth wing Pemuda Amanah Nasional
Women's wing Angkatan Wanita Amanah Negara
Membership  (October 2015) 50,000[1]

Islamic Democracy

Political position Centre
National affiliation Pakatan Harapan (2015-present)
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
6 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
6 / 576
Party flag
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The National Trust Party (Malay: Parti Amanah Negara), commonly known as Amanah, is a registered political party in Malaysia advocating Political Islam.[2] The party was founded as the Malaysia Workers' Party (Malay: Parti Pekerja-Pekerja Malaysia) before being handed over in August 2015 to a group of Islamists who were previously leaders of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS). This group of Islamists then redefined the Malaysia Worker's Party as an Islamic party on the 16 September 2015. The party currently has six elected Members of Parliament. Involvement from NGO like Ikram Malaysia are also known to give huge contribution to the founding of this new party.


Malaysian Workers' Party (Malay: Parti Pekerja-Pekerja Malaysia)[edit]

The Workers' Party was founded in January 1978 by Ganga Nayar, the first female to head a political party in Malaysia. The party had its lone candidate, the president herself for the 1978 general election in the Sungei Besi parliamentary constituency and the Sungei Way state constituency. She lost her deposits in both contests. Since then, the Workers' Party does not contest in any Malaysian election.

The workers party was a dormant party until it was taken over by Gerakan Harapan Baru on 31 August 2015.[3]

The symbol or logo of the Workers' Party was the hoe and gear with the dark green background.

The previous party flag 1978–2015

Takeover by the Gerakan Harapan Baru[edit]

Gerakan Harapan Baru took over the Workers Party after its attempt to form a new party called Parti Progresif Islam (PPI) was rejected by the Home Ministry.[4][5][6][7][8] Gerakan Harapan Baru was agreed with the only given condition in the agreement with the existing Malaysian Workers' Party members that requires the party does not co-operate with Barisan Nasional and United Malays National Organisation.

GHB chief [Mohamad Sabu] said they would then change the name of the Workers Party to Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). Once the new name was approved by the Registrar of Societies, it is expected that the Amanah party will be launched on September 16 in conjunction with Malaysia Day, with at least 35,000 members.[9]

Rebranding to Parti Amanah Negara[edit]

Malaysian Workers Party members approved the change of its name to Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) in an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 8 September 2015, which also okayed the change of its logo and flag.

Amanah was officially launched on 16 September 2015 at national level, while it was still awaiting the approval of the Registrar of Societies (RoS). Amanah is taking over and rebranding the Workers' Party into a new political party spearheaded by progressive leaders, who have left PAS.[10]

The new logo and flag was unveiled at its official launch on 16 September 2015.[11]

Current office bearers[12][edit]

Elected representatives[edit]

Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)[edit]

Members of Parliament of the 13th Malaysian Parliament[edit]

Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)[edit]

Malaysian State Assembly Representatives[edit]


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  2. ^ LOOI SUE-CHERN (2 October 2015). "Amanah gets RoS nod for new name". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Ram Anand (31 August 2015). "GHB to take over dormant Workers Party". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  4. ^ FMT Reporters (31 August 2015). "Seven rebel MPs ditch PAS for breakaway GHB". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
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  6. ^ "GHB ambil alih Parti Pekerja Malaysia". Berita Harian. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Adrian Lai (31 August 2015). "GHB to form new Islamic party under existing political vehicle". New Straits Times. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Khairunnisa Kasnoon (31 August 2015). "Parti Amanah Negara jadi wadah politik GHB". Astro Awani. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Yap Tzu Ging (31 August 2015). "Harapan Baru aims for 35,000 members in takeover of Workers’ Party". The Malay Mail Online. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Nabihah Hamid of The Malaysian Insider (16 September 2015). "Multiracial Amanah committed to carry on with Islamic agenda, says Mat Sabu". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Zulkifli Sulong of The Malaysian Insider (10 September 2015). "Malaysian Workers Party renamed Amanah in EGM". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Kepimpinan 2015". Amanah Negara. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
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  14. ^ a b Bernama (9 September 2015). "Pahang assemblyman quits PAS for Workers Party". The Malay Mail Online. Retrieved 9 September 2015.