Democratic Action Party (DAP)

Also known as the Parti Tindakan Demokratik in Malay term. The DAP was originally the branch of the People's Action Party (PAP) of Singapore after Singapore gained its independence from Malaysia in 1965. DAP was established in October 1965 and was officially registered on March 18, 1966. On October 24, 1999, DAP, PAS, Keadilan and PRM announced an electoral alliance and formed Barisan Alternatif (BA) to couterweight the ruling BN in the 1999 general elections. However, DAP withdrawn from the Barisan Alternatif on September 21, 2001. DAP is the largest multi-racial and opposition party in Malaysia. DAP draws majority support from the Malaysian Chinese. The DAP official site features elected representatives, history, party policies, DAP Radio, DAP TV, join DAP, leaders' blog, news and press releases.
Notes:   Available in Chinese, English and Malay versions.

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Guide ID: 1892 - Last Updated: August 16, 2013