Democratic Action Party
|“||Malaysian Malaysia & Malaysian First||„|
|~ The slogan of DAP|
Democratic Action Party (DAP) is a multi-racial, centre-left Malaysian political party advocating social democracy and secularism, social justice, progressivism, and multi-racialism. One of the component parties of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, it was an opposition party for 51 years until PH won the 2018 Malaysian general election and formed the federal government. However, before the coalition finished its first term defections and party differences caused it to lose power culminating in the 2020 Malaysian political crisis. As of 24 February 2020, it is the largest party in Malaysia's Dewan Rakyat.
The party's vision is to establish a peaceful and prosperous social democracy that can unite its disparate races and diverse religions and cultures, based on the Malaysian Malaysia concept of forging a Malaysian race grounded on universal moral values, offering equal access and opportunity, upholding democratic governance and the rule of law, creating wealth and distributing it equitably, and fighting corruption.
List of the Supreme Commanders:
- C.V. Devan Nair (1966-1967)
- Goh Hock Guan (1967-1969)
- Lim Kit Siang (1969-1999)
- Kerk Kim Hock (1999-2004)
- Lim Guan Eng (2004-present)
Basically, the Secretary-General of DAP is the leader of the party.
Nowdays, it seems that Lim Kit Siang, the former Secretary-General of DAP and incumbent Chairman of the Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission of DAP as the most powerful person in DAP party, namely as the Supremo of DAP.