United Traditional Bumiputera Party
Published 15th April, 2013
The United Traditional Bumiputera Party or PBB was founded in 1973 and was the creation of a merger between three parties in the state of Sarawak, the Parti Negara Sarawak (PANAS), Barisan Rakyat Jati Sarawak (BARJASA) and Parti Pesaka Anak Sarawak (PESAKA). The party describes itself as Right-wing and believes in Nationalism. It is strongly based in the rural areas of Sarawak and was set up to support the Bumiputera (son of earth) which relates to the ethnic groups that are native to Sarawak.
The PBB is part of the UMNO led National Front or Barisan Nasional (BN) and in the 2004 general election it took 11 seats. It was the only BN party to increase its tally of seats in the 2008 general election when it took 14 of the 222 seats in the House of Representatives.