Malaysian United Party
Founded: 2 December 2016
A Penang local party conceptualised in 2015 by non-government organisations in the state and included former MCA and Gerakan branch leaders. With the name chosen by founding president Tan Gin Theam, as he was a Manchester United soccer club fan, it aimed to win elections by focusing intensively on grassroots work. During the 2018 Malaysia General Election, MUP entered a bumper crop of candidates in Penang.