Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia was founded in 1968. Since then, we have been growing from strength to strength despite external constraints and internal problems. Through sincere leadership, pragmatic strategies and non-communal approaches, we have been successful in obtaining mass support to strive for an egalitarian united Malaysia characterized by racial harmony, social justice, economic equality, political democracy and cultural liberalism. As a relatively young party, we’ have encountered moments of…
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia was formed on 24th March 1968. The six founders of the party were Professor Syed Hussain Alatas of the University of Singapore, Dr. David Tan Chee Khoon, Member of Parliament for Batu, Selangor and former leader of the Labour Party, Dr. J.B.A. Peter, President of the Malaysian Medical Association, Dr. Lim Chong Eu, Member of Parliament for Tanjong, Penang and former President of the United Democratic…
After the internal schism had finally come to an end, the party was left with only about 15 active branches in the country with its headquarters in Penang. Party stalwarts under Dr. Lim Chong Eu soon began a strenuous exercise to put the wrecked organization into shape, and at the same time energize the rank and file to face greater challenges in future. They also set themselves the formidable task…
The correctness of the party’s non-communal stand was strikingly reflected in its horizontal and vertical concepts of expansion towards political influence and political power in the 1970’s. When 1980 set in, the party, besides being the premier component in the Barisan Nasional Government in Penang, was wielding more and more influence at the national level. It enjoyed the confidence of the Barisan Nasional as a responsible partner. It also commanded…
In the 1990 and 1993 Party elections, the party underwent relatively calm annual Delegates Conferences. There were no contests for the top seven posts of National President, Deputy President, three Vice Presidents, Secretary-General and Treasurer-General.     However, the tame Party elections in 1990 did not reflect the turbulent General Election faced by Gerakan and other component parties of Barisan Nasional on 21st October 1990. Faced by the combined force…
Under the capable and dynamic leadership of Party President Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, the party achieved another milestone when our new 22-storey party headquarters (Menara PGRM) at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur was officially opened by Party President on 25th May 1996.     On 1st March 1998, Gerakan commemorated its 30th anniversary with a simple slogan: “One Heart, One Nation, One Vision!” (Satu Hati, Satu Negara, Satu Wawasan!) which called on…
Facilitated by the Barisan Nasional government policies, Malaysia’s economy started showing clear signs of recovery. In the first quarter, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaged 11.7%, the second quarterly double-digit increase since the 1997 financial crisis. While playing its role to support a full recovery, Gerakan continued to champion the cause of non-racial politics in the spirit of Vision 2020.     The party launched its “Gerakan IT 2000” project…
The 12th General Elections held on 8th March 2008 saw a very strong antiestablishment wind which resulted in Barisan Nasional losing its two thirds majority in Parliament after the opposition captured 82 out of the 222 Parliamentary Seats. The “political tsunami” as described by many political commentators swept the rural areas of Kelantan and Kedah, as well as the urban areas of Penang, the Kinta Valley and the KL-Klang Valleys…
As the Party approached its 40th National Delegates’ Conference due to be opened by Prime Minister cum Barisan Nasional Chairman, Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak at Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM on 16th October 2011, the matter uppermost on every delegate’s mind is how the Party will fare in the coming 13th General Election. It will signify another very challenging phase of the Party’s evolution to stay relevant and strong…

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