Progressive Democratic Party (Malaysia)

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Progressive Democratic Party

Parti Demokratik Progresif
PresidentTiong King Sing
Secretary-GeneralAnthony Nogeh
Deputy PresidentNelson Balang Rining
Youth LeaderRobert Ayu
Women LeaderChiew Yen Chew
FounderPeter Nyarok Entrie
Founded2002 (2002)[1]
Split fromSarawak National Party (SNAP)
Preceded bySarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP)
HeadquartersLot 158, 159 & 160, Seksyen 20, KTLD 9F/9G/9H, Jalan Badruddin, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak
National affiliationBarisan Nasional (2002–2018)
Sarawak Parties Alliance (2018–)
Colours     Blue, yellow
Dewan Negara:
1 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
2 / 222
Sarawak State Legislative Assembly:
3 / 82
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The Progressive Democratic Party (Malay: Parti Demokratik Progresif, Abbreviation: PDP), formerly known as Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) is a Sarawak based political party in Malaysia founded in 2002. The party was founded in the wake of the de-registration of the Sarawak National Party (SNAP) in November 2002 by a faction aligned to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud, led by William Mawan Ikom.[citation needed] The party has rebrand that using a new name - Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and a new logo in 2017, planned to expand to West Malaysia states e.g. Selangor, Negri Sembilan and the Klang Valley and now already established 6 divisions in Johor.[2] It is one of the former component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1] Following the fall of BN in the 2018 general election and in the aftermath of meeting between all Sarawak-based BN coalition parties on 12 June 2018, PDP leave the coalition to formed a new Sarawak-based coalition of Sarawak Parties Alliance.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

At the 2011 Sarawak state election, the SPDP won six out of the eight seats it contested.[4]

In the 2013 General Election, all 4 of their candidates won their respective seats, including William Mawan himself, where he won in P205 Saratok, against Ali Biju of PKR.[citation needed]

Elected representatives[edit]

Dewan Negara (Senate)[edit]


Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)[edit]

Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian Parliament[edit]

PDP has 3 MPs in the House of Representatives.

State No. Parliament Constituency Member Party
 Sarawak P217 Bintulu Tiong King Sing PDP
P220 Baram Anyi Ngau PDP
Total Sarawak (2)

Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)[edit]

Malaysian State Assembly Representatives[edit]

Sarawak State Legislative Assembly

3 / 82


  1. ^ a b "Parti Demokratik Progresif - Barisan Nasional". Barisan Nasional. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ "PDP plans to expand to Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Klang Valley". The Borneo Post. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  3. ^ Sharon Ling; Geryl Ogilvy (12 June 2018). "Sarawak BN parties pull out of coalition to form independent state-based pact". The Star. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Exceptionally Tough Fight For SPDP, Says Mawan". Bernama. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2011. (subscription required)

Further reading[edit]

  • Khoo, Phillip (June 2004) The Taming of the Dayak. Aliran Monthly
  • Chin, James. 2004. 'Sabah and Sarawak: The more things change, the more they remain the same', in Chin Kin Wah (ed) Southeast Asian Affairs 2004 (Singapore: Institute of South East Asian Studies, 2004) (ISBN 981-230-238-7)
  • James Chin. 2011. Forced to the Periphery: Recent Chinese Politics in East Malaysia. Singapore: ISEAS

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