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The Sarawak Chinese Voters and Their Support for the Democratic Action Party (DAP)

  title={The Sarawak Chinese Voters and Their Support for the Democratic Action Party (DAP)},
  author={James Chin},
  journal={Southeast Asian Studies},
  • James Chin
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Political Science
  • Southeast Asian Studies
The Democratic Action Party (DAP) is arguably Malaysia's best known opposition party. The party has been in opposition since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. Although it has consistently won a significant percentage of votes at general elections, it has never been able to win enough seats to form a government, either at the federal or state levels. The voting pattern for the DAP in Peninsular Malaysia is marked by two features. First, most of its votes come from the non… 

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