Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak

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Sarawak Native People's Party
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak
Abbreviation PBDS
President Daniel Tajem
Founder Leo Moggie Irok
Founded 17 July 1983
Dissolved 5 December 2003 (1st)
21 October 2004 (2nd)
Split from Sarawak National Party
Succeeded by Parti Rakyat Sarawak
Malaysian Dayak Congress
Headquarters Kuching, Sarawak
National affiliation Barisan Nasional (1983–2004)
Colours Black, white
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The Sarawak Native People's Party or Malay: Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) 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.

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.[1] In both cases, SNAP and PBDS (both parties now defunct) joined the Malaysian National Front (Barisan Nasional) 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 Jemut Masing as the challenger.

The dissolution of PBDS led to the formation two offshoot parties; one is Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) led by Datuk Dr James Jemut Masing and Datuk Sng Chee Hua which was successfully registered and admitted into Barisan Nasional while another Malaysian Dayak Congress (MDC) failed to be registered by the Registrar of Societies (ROS). Meanwhile, there was also an attempt to revive PBDS[2] and it was finally successfully approved and re-registered as Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (Baru).[3]


  1. ^ Chin, James (1995). "Sarawak's 1987 and 1991 State Elections: An Analysis of the Ethnic Vote" (PDF). Borneo Research Bulletin. 26: 3–24. 
  2. ^ Tawie, Joseph (2012). "We won't beg, says protem PBDS chief". FMT News. 
  3. ^ "ROS approves 20 new political parties". Bernama. 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-04-09. 

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