Parti Amanah Negara
(English: National Trust Party)
Malaysian Workers Party
Founded: 11 June 1978
Established as MWP by former LPM, Gerakan and DAP politician Ganga Nayar, it became dormant after the 1986 Malaysia General Election. On 16 September 2015, a group within PAS, led by its deputy chief Mohamad Sabu, broke away after PAS clashed with DAP over Islamic hudud laws, triggering the demise of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (People's Pact) coalition. The splinter formed a non-government organisation, Gerakan Harapan Baru (New Hope Movement), which took over and renamed the defunct MWP after its application to register Parti Progresif Islam (Islamic Progressive Party) was rejected by the authorities on the grounds that religion-based party names would no longer be given approval. Amanah then joined up with DAP and PKR to establish the new coalition PH. In its debut in the 2018 GE, PH won, ousting the long-time BN government and "Mat Sabu" became Malaysia's Defence Minister. Although based on Islam like PAS, Amanah accepts non-Muslims as official members.