As Kuala Lumpur veers right, Democratic Action Party bears brunt of backlash

Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng openly disagreed with Prime Minister Mahathir after the latter labelled Chinese education group Dong Zong "racist".
Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng openly disagreed with Prime Minister Mahathir after the latter labelled Chinese education group Dong Zong "racist".PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Unfulfilled pledges and sudden pro-Malay policies by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration have worn down the patience of Democratic Action Party (DAP) supporters, with some even calling for the Chinese-dominated outfit to quit the Mahathir Mohamad government.

Twice in the space of a week, the DAP, which accounts for a third of MPs in the four-party PH alliance, has summoned its elected representatives to find a way forward on key issues, a move which has seen a swathe of top leaders including secretary-general Lim Guan Eng in open disagreement with Prime Minister Mahathir.

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