Army veterans set up new party to contest 50 seats in general election

Party mentor Lt Gen (Rtd) Nawi Alias said he was in the military for 38 years and was the chief of staff of the armed forces. Source (pic): FMT

سكومڤولن ۏيترن تنترا توبوه ڤرتي بهارو اونتوق تنديڠ 50 كروسي د ڤرو15

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A group of armed forces veterans has decided to join the battle among the civilians – they have set up a new political party, Parti Kemakmuran Negara (Kemakmuran) which is now waiting for approval from the Registrar of Societies.

Its president Capt (Rtd) Shahruddin Omar said the multiracial party aimed to uphold the rights of the rakyat, including ensuring good governance and fighting against corruption.

He acknowledged that there are a lot of political parties in Malaysia at the moment but Kemakmuran’s aim was to unite all Malaysians, and that he was confident the party would get support from all armed forces and their families.

“We will also be fighting for the rights of armed forces too,” he added.


PETALING JAYA: A group of armed forces veterans has decided to join the battle among the civilians – they have set up a new political party, Parti Kemakmuran Negara (Kemakmuran) which is now waiting for approval from the Registrar of Societies.

Its president Capt (Rtd) Shahruddin Omar said the multiracial party aimed to uphold the rights of the rakyat, including ensuring good governance and fighting against corruption.




“We will be an independent party and will work with anyone who is aligned with our vision and mission,” he said during a press conference called Veterans March to Parliament, here today.

He said they will contest 50 parliamentary seats in GE15, as independents.

“We will contest in areas with a high concentration of armed forces’ camps and where many veterans live,” he added.

As they strategise their plans for GE15, they are hoping the RoS will approve their application submitted two months ago.

Shahruddin said there was no reason to reject their application. “If it is rejected, tell us why,” he added.

“We are fighting for good governance and we want our voices to be heard,” he added.

As for the party manifesto, he said they would keep it under wraps for now.

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He acknowledged that there are a lot of political parties in Malaysia at the moment but Kemakmuran’s aim was to unite all Malaysians, and that he was confident the party would get support from all armed forces and their families.

“We will also be fighting for the rights of armed forces too,” he added.

The party mentor Lt Gen (Rtd) Nawi Alias said he was in the military for 38 years and was the chief of staff of the armed forces.

“Consider today to be the day in history when veterans who were not involved in politics before are gathered here today.

“We spent our young days serving the country with our blood,” he said.

Nawi added that as a former pilot, he had escaped death many times. “But at 78, I am alive and will support the efforts of our armed forces veterans to go to Parliament.”

He said a lot of veterans are highly educated with masters and PhD degrees, and will serve the country with full dedication.

“We will not go missing overseas for two months to escape serving the rakyat,” he added, taking an obvious dig at federal territories deputy minister Edmund Santhara Kumar, who spent two months in New Zealand.

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