Pan Malaysian Islamic Front
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front (Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Se-Malaysia, often known by its acronym Berjasa) is a political party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

 in Malaysia.

The party was founded in 1977 by the then Chief Minister of Kelantan, Mohamad Nasir, under the persuasion of United Malays National Organisation
United Malays National Organisation
The United Malays National Organisation, is Malaysia's largest political party; a founding member of the National Front coalition, which has played a dominant role in Malaysian politics since independence....

 (UMNO) who were dissatisfied with the demands made by the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS). These demands included internal squabbles for the lump share in controlling the state of Kelantan, and pressure from UMNO soon led to PAS withdrawing from Barisan Nasional
Barisan Nasional
Barisan Nasional is a major political coalition in Malaysia, formed in 1973 as the successor to the Alliance . Along with its predecessor, it has been Malaysia's federal ruling political force since independence...

. In the following year's general elections
Malaysian general election, 1978
General elections were held in Malaysia on 8 July 1978. It was Hussein Onn's first election since he became the country's third Prime Minister. His Barisan Nasional Party emerged victorious with 131 of the 154 seats in Parliament...

, the split cost the PAS a huge number of votes in Kelantan: Among the 36 state seats in Kelantan, UMNO won twenty three, Berjasa won eleven, and PAS won only two.

BERJASA subsequently joined Barisan Nasional, but support for BERJASA quickly dissolved in the subsequent general elections. In 1989, it joined Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah under the leadership of Parti Melayu Semangat 46 and the alliance was subsequently dissolved in 1996 when Tengku Razaleigh decided to dissolve APU and rejoin UMNO. Since then, BERJASA has only maintained minimal participation in the political fray, as evidenced from their participations in the subsequent General Elections.
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