Sabah Heritage Party

Sabah Heritage Party or Malay: Parti Warisan Sabah (WARISAN) is a regional Sabah-based party in Malaysia.[3] The party was formed on 17 October 2016, founded by Shafie Apdal.[4] The party was formerly named as Sabah Heritage Development Party (Parti Pembangunan Warisan Sabah).[5]

Sabah Heritage Party
Chinese name沙巴民族复兴党 Shābā mínzú fùxīng dǎng
Malay nameParti Warisan Sabah
LeaderShafie Apdal
Deputy LeaderIgnatius Darell Leiking
Secretary GeneralLoretto Damien S. Padua, Jr.
Founded17 October 2016
Preceded bySabah Heritage Development Party (Parti Pembangunan Warisan Sabah)
HeadquartersNo 8, Aras 1, Lorong Kompleks BSA, Kolombong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
IdeologySabah regionalism
National affiliationPakatan Harapan
(Allied parties) (2018-) [note 1]
Colours     Light blue, dark blue and red
SloganIn God We Trust, Change We Must![1]
Sabah Ubah! (Change Sabah)[2]
Dewan Negara:
1 / 70
Dewan Rakyat
(Sabah seats):
9 / 25
Sabah State Legislative Assembly:
33 / 64

The party secured an electoral pact with the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and People's Justice Party (PKR) in the 2018 general election, with Shafie promising that Warisan would be represented on the federal cabinet if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition came to power,[1][6] adding that through the electoral pact they will "only work together, not joining the PH pact as their party will only contest in Sabah".[7] The party became part of the government coalition when PH won the 2018 general election.

Leadership Structure

Elected representatives

Dewan Negara (Senate)


  • His Majesty's appointee:
    • Theodore Douglas Lind

Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)

WARISAN has 9 MP's in the House of Representatives.

State No. Parliament Constituency Member Party
 LabuanP166LabuanRozman IsliWARISAN
 SabahP169Kota BeludIsnaraissah Munirah MajilisWARISAN
P171SepanggarAzis JammanWARISAN
P174PenampangIgnatius Dorell LeikingWARISAN
P175PaparAhmad HassanWARISAN
P185Batu SapiLiew Vui KeongWARISAN
P188Lahad Datu (Silam)Mohammadin KetapiWARISAN
P189SempornaShafie ApdalWARISAN
P191KalabakanMa'mun SulaimanWARISAN
TotalF.T. Labuan (1), Sabah (8)

Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)

Sabah State Legislative Assembly

32 / 64

WARISAN state governments

State Leader type Member Party State Constituency
 SabahChief MinisterShafie ApdalWARISANSenallang


  1. The Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) is presently allied with the Pakatan Harapan alliance in the Federal Parliament and also in the state-level in Sabah.


  1. "Warisan and Pakatan Harapan team up in Sabah for Malaysia elections". The Straits Times. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Mr Shafie said that WARISAN was not contesting in Peninsular Malaysia, but is ready to work with Pakatan Harapan (PH), without a pact, at the national level. We are a multi-racial party, we don't want to follow the PH coalition style in Peninsular Malaysia. When they form the government in Putrajaya, we will have ministers in the federal cabinet from WARISAN and the WARISAN (Sabah state) government will also have ministers from PH. Speaking to more than 5,000 party members at the assembly with the theme "In God We Trust, Change We Must", he urged all of them to prepare for the election.
  2. Ruzaini Zulkepli (29 April 2018). "Kenapa takut dengan slogan 'Sabah Ubah'? - Shafie Apdal" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. "Shafie's Party Name, Logo Approved, To Be Called 'Parti Warisan Sabah'". New Straits Times. Malaysian Digest. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  4. "Parti Warisan Sabah is new name of Shafie-led party". Bernama. The Sun. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  5. "Shafie's Parti Warisan Sabah name change okayed". Daily Express. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  6. "Warisan seals electoral pact with DAP and PKR". Malaysiakini. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018. (subscription required)
  7. Suzianah Jiffar (2 April 2018). "Warisan will work only with Pakatan Harapan for GE14". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
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