Democratic Action Party
The Democratic Action Party
, Parti Tindakan Demokratik
) is Malaysia
's largest secular
. Its core constituency is urban Chinese
voters, with strongholds in areas such as Penang
The DAP was a founding member of the Barisan Alternatif alliance, but bailed out in 2001 over irreconsilable policy differences with the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS).
The DAP currently holds 10 of 193 seats in Parliament and is led by chairman Lim Kit Siang.
See also: List of political parties in Malaysia