DAP - a tale of broken eggs for Malaysia's minority voters

Upcoming Johor by-election may offer clues on whether the Chinese will hedge their bets on who best to champion their interests

It was the fiercest and most feared party on the Malaysian political landscape but its largely Chinese supporters now see it as the "silent party".

And that is not the only irony confronting the Democratic Action Party (DAP) since rocketing to power with support from 95 per cent of Chinese voters in last year's general election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'DAP - a tale of broken eggs for Malaysia's minority voters'. Print Edition | Subscribe