DAP still commands non-Malay votes despite role in PH collapse

Following the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition's victory in the last general election, key posts were given to Mr Lim Guan Eng (centre) and Mr Gobind Singh Deo (left) of the Democratic Action Party, a component party of PH. These and other moves upset
Following the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition's victory in the last general election, key posts were given to Mr Lim Guan Eng (centre) and Mr Gobind Singh Deo (left) of the Democratic Action Party, a component party of PH. These and other moves upset the Malay community in Malaysia. PHOTO: BERNAMA
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Democratic Action Party's (DAP) designation as the bogeyman by right-wing Malay politicians contributed to the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government last week (Feb 24) but it still controls Malaysia's non-Malay vote and remains the largest party in Parliament.

Both Umno and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) - now members of the country's new ruling coalition Perikatan Nasional (PN) - have for years pushed the narrative that the Chinese-dominated DAP is an anti-Malay party filled with arrogant leaders.

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