Gagasan Sejahtera

The Gagasan Sejahtera (English: Ideas of Prosperity, abbrev: GS) is an informal coalition of opposition Islamist political parties which promote the "ideas of peace" in Malaysia. The coalition was formed initially as a Third Force on 16 March 2016, consisting of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (IKATAN)[2][3][4] and announced that it will be formally called Gagasan Sejahtera on 13 August 2016.[5][6] It is a successor to Pakatan Rakyat (the other being Pakatan Harapan). Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front (BERJASA) joined the coalition on 23 September 2016.[7]

Gagasan Sejahtera

Ideas of Prosperity
ݢاݢسن سجهترا
和谐阵线
AbbreviationGS/GAGASAN
LeadershipAbdul Hadi Awang
Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir
Abdul Kadir Mamat
Secretary-GeneralTakiyuddin Hassan
Founded16 March 2016 (2016-03-16)
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PAS & IKATAN)
Pasir Mas, Malaysia (BERJASA)
NewspaperHarakah
1Media.my
Youth wingPemuda Gagasan Sejahtera
IdeologyIslamic democracy[1]
Factions:
Islamic fundamentalism
Islamic conservatism
Social democracy
Political positionRight-wing to Left-wing
Colours     Green and white
SloganSejahtera Bersama Islam
Malaysia Sejahtera
Senate:
4 / 70
House of Representatives:
18 / 222
State Legislative Assemblies:
91 / 593
Election symbol
Website
gagasansejahtera.my

The main campaign of the alliance focuses mainly "on PAS political matters and uniting Malay Muslims",[8][9] while upholding democracy as the best way to govern the country.[1] The formation of the alliance brought criticism from both the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition and the opposition Barisan Nasional.[10]

Member parties and strategic partners

Flag Name Ideology Leader(s) Seats
contested
2018 result Current
seats
Votes (%) Seats Composition
Member parties
PAS Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party
Parti Islam Se-Malaysia
Islamism Abdul Hadi Awang 155 16.642%
18 / 222
18 / 18
BERJASA Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front
Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Se-Malaysia
Islamic democracy Abdul Kadir Mamat 3 0.177%
0 / 222
0 / 18
N/A IKATAN Malaysia National Alliance Party
Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia
Islamic democracy Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir 1 0.45%
0 / 222
0 / 18
Strategic partners[11][12][13][14][15][16]
N/A PCM Love Malaysia Party
Parti Cinta Malaysia
Regionalism Tang Weng Chew 1 0.00%
0 / 222
0 / 18
N/A PAP People's Alternative Party
Parti Alternatif Rakyat
Liberal democracy A. David Dass 1 0.00%
0 / 222
0 / 18
N/A PHM Malaysia Hope Party
Parti Harapan Malaysia
Regionalism Johari Musa Did not contest

Elected representatives

Dewan Negara (Senate)

Senators

House of Representatives

Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian Parliament

Gagasan Sejahtera has 18 members of the House of Representatives, with all of them from PAS.

State No. Parliament Constituency Member Party
 KedahP011PendangAwang Solahudin HashimPAS
P012JeraiSabri AzitPAS
P013SikAhmad Tarmizi SulaimanPAS
 KelantanP019TumpatChe Abdullah Mat NawiPAS
P020Pengkalan ChepaAhmad Marzuk ShaaryPAS
P021Kota BharuTakiyuddin HassanPAS
P022Pasir MasAhmad Fadhli ShaariPAS
P023Rantau PanjangSiti Zailah Mohd YusoffPAS
P024Kubang KerianTuan Ibrahim Tuan ManPAS
P025BachokNik Mohamed Abduh Nik Abdul AzizPAS
P028Pasir PutehNik Muhammad Zawawi SallehPAS
P031Kuala KraiAbdul Latiff Abdul RahmanPAS
 TerengganuP034SetiuShaharizukirnain Abd. KadirPAS
P035Kuala NerusMohd. Khairuddin Aman RazaliPAS
P036Kuala TerengganuAhmad Amzad Mohamed HashimPAS
P037MarangAbdul Hadi AwangPAS
P039DungunWan Hassan Mohd. RamliPAS
P040KemamanChe Alias HamidPAS
TotalKedah (3), Kelantan (9), Terengganu (6)

Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)

Gagasan Sejahtera has 91 members of the State Legislative Assembly, with all of them from PAS. It has representatives in every assembly other than those of Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak. The coalition holds a majority in the Kelantan and Terengganu State Legislative Assemblies, and supplies all the members of the state's Executive Council (a body akin to a Cabinet), led by Menteri Besar, Ahmad Yakob.[17]

Gagasan Sejahtera state governments

State Leader type Member Party State Constituency
 KelantanMenteri BesarAhmad YakobPASPasir Pekan
 TerengganuMenteri BesarAhmad Samsuri MokhtarPASRhu Rendang

Notes

    References

    1. Bede Hong; Radzi Razak (1 October 2017). "PAS to head third bloc Gagasan Sejahtera". The Malaysian Insight. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
    2. Rahmah Ghazali (16 March 2016). "PAS, Ikatan seal 'third force' pact". The Star. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
    3. Melissa Goh (16 March 2016). "Malaysia's PAS, Ikatan form new opposition alliance". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
    4. "PAS announces pact with Ikatan". Bernama. The Borneo Post. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
    5. Syed Jaymal Zahiid (13 August 2016). "PAS and Ikatan To Form Gagasan Sejahtera". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
    6. "PAS-Ikatan Pact To Be Named Gagasan Sejahtera". Malaysian Digest. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
    7. "BERJASA sertai Gagasan Sejahtera bersama PAS dan Ikatan" (in Malay). Agenda Daily. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
    8. Syed Jaymal Zahiid (19 August 2017). "PAS: Malay-Muslims should be nation's top leaders". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
    9. "Dominant Muslim Malays must lead Malaysia, says PAS president". The Malaysian Insight. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
    10. "Who is PAS trying to fool with 'third force' efforts, ask observers". The Malaysian Insider. Yahoo! News. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
    11. Muhammad Yusri Muzamir (27 April 2018). "PAS PP umum calon DHPP, Gagasan Sejahtera" (in Malay). Harian Metro. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
    12. Uhammad Yusri Muzamir (27 April 2018). "Pas PP announces GE14 candidates for DHPP, Gagasan Sejahtera". New Straits Times. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
    13. "GE14: Penang PAS announces candidates of strategic partners". The Sun. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
    14. "Parti Cinta Malaysia wants to team up with PAS". The Star. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
    15. Atirah Hasli (15 May 2017). "Pas sambut hasrat kerjasama PCM" (in Malay). Sinar Harian. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
    16. "Parti Harapan Malaysia ditubuhkan saingi PKR" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
    17. "Kelantan announces state exco portfolio". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
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