Minority Rights Action Party

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Minority Rights Action Party

Parti Tindakan Hak Minoriti
PresidentA. Rajaretinam
FounderS. Gobi Krishnan
FoundedAugust 2013
Preceded byNew Generation Party (NewGen Party)
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IdeologyLiberal democracy
Minority rights
Political positionCentre[citation needed]
National affiliationPakatan Harapan
(Strategic partners)
ColoursRed, white
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The Minority Rights Action Party or Malay: Parti Tindakan Hak Minoriti, abbreviated MIRA, is a political party in Malaysia. The party was initially registered as New Generation Party or Parti Generasi Baru (NewGen Party) among the latest 20 new parties registration approved by the Registrar of Society (RoS) in 2013.[1] NewGen Party was founded by former Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader S. Gobi Krishnan who aims for youth with age under 50 year old and qualification above Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) for membership.[2] NewGen Party being the first Indian Malaysian national bilingual[3] and multi-racial party hope to join Pakatan Harapan (PH) to represent Indian community in Malaysia. [4]

On 31 March 2017, NewGen Party applied to change its name to Parti Bebas Rasuah (PBR). Secretary-general S. Gobi Krishnan announced several new appointments, including former PKR, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and Malaysian United Indigenous Party (PPBM) member Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor as the new president and former Batu Kawan UMNO deputy head and PPBM member Khairuddin Abu Hassan as the new deputy president. [5] However, the application ran into controversies[6], leading Ezam, Khairuddin to resign from NewGen Party[7]. A group comprising the former MIC secretary-general G. Kumar Aaman, Jeevakumar and Zaini Jaafar tried to impersonate as party members and officials by misusing party letterhead but was exposed.[8] ROS found that G. Kumar Aaman is not party member and has misappropriated party funds.[citation needed] Under a new president A. Rajaretinam, the NewGen Party was renamed to Minority Rights Action Party (MIRA) and was officially accepted as strategic partner of Pakatan Harapan in 2017.[9]

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  1. ^ Bernama (2 September 2013). "ROS approves 20 new political parties". fz.com. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ Teoh El Sen (13 January 2014). "NewGen Party wants young people in politics". Astro Awani. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ "NewGen Party The 1st Indian Malaysian National Bilingual Party". iTimes. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  4. ^ TAN YI LIANG (24 September 2015). "Multiracial NewGen Party hopes to join Pakatan Harapan to represent Indians". The Star. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  5. ^ "NewGen Party is now Parti Bebas Rasuah". The Star. 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Was NewGen Party's EGM held in a shop selling tiles?". Free Malaysia Today. 19 April 2017.
  7. ^ "The end for Parti Bebas Rasuah". Free Malaysia Today. 5 July 2017.
  8. ^ "There was no 'hijack,' NewGen Party founder says". The Star. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "NewGen Party changes name, seeks to join Pakatan". The Star. 23 September 2017.

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