Businessmen form new party, Barisan Penyatuan Nasional, to contest in GE15

KUANTAN: A group of businessmen has set up a new political party, Barisan Penyatuan Nasional (National Unification Front, BPN), claiming it is ready to contest all 222 parliamentary seats in the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15).

Its president Ibrahim Yahaya said the party was established on the basis of responsibility and concern for public issues, including cost of living, and with the intention of championing Malaysians.

He said the group, headed by businessmen from various backgrounds, including agriculture, commerce and real estate, were committed to assisting the B40 group and the poor with various initiatives.

Ibrahim, who has over two decades of business experience, said BPN had applied for registration on April 11 and was awaiting approval by the Registrar of Societies.

“We will contest using our own funds and will also accept applications from all races. BPN is open to cooperation with any political party in the country,” he told a press conference here on Tuesday (July 5).

He said the party also offered free housing to those with a household income of RM1,500 or below, haj and umrah assistance and medical aid, and would ensure the welfare of people with disabilities (PwD).

He said the party would also establish shopping malls offering affordably-priced goods in all 222 parliamentary constituencies. – Bernama