Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak

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 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.

Sarawak Native People's Party

Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak
PresidentDaniel Tajem
FounderLeo Moggie Irok
Founded17 July 1983
Dissolved5 December 2003 (1st)
21 October 2004 (2nd)
Split fromSarawak National Party
Succeeded byParti Rakyat Sarawak
Malaysian Dayak Congress
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru
HeadquartersKuching, Sarawak
National affiliationBarisan Nasional (1983–2004)
ColoursBlack, white
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PBDS, a breakaway of SNAP in Sarawak state election in 1987, won 15 seats while its Permas won only 5 seats.

Overall, the Sarawak's 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 in 2004 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) in 2013.[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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