People's Alternative Party

The People's Alternative Party or in Malay Parti Alternatif Rakyat (abbrev: PAP) is a political party in Malaysia formed by a group of former Democratic Action Party (DAP) leaders and members led by former DAP vice-chairman Zulkifli Mohd Noor.[1][2]

People's Alternative Party
Malay nameParti Alternatif Rakyat
PresidentA. David Dass
FounderZulkifli Mohd Noor
Founded30 October 2015
Split fromDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Liberal democracy
National affiliationGagasan Sejahtera (Strategic partner)
ColoursWhite, blue
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
0 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
0 / 587

The PAP is based in Penang and intends to provide Malaysians with an alternative to Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan.[1][2][3][4] The Registrar of Societies (RoS) approved PAP's registration as a political party on 30 October 2015.[5]

On 27 February 2018, founder Zulkifli Mohd Noor resigned and left the party, along with nine other central executive committee members after A. David Dass hijacked the party and become president, formed a new central executive committee and brought in mostly ethnic Indian members to fill the vacated posts.[6][7] In the 2018 Malaysian general election (GE14), PAP partnered with the PAS-led Gagasan Sejahtera but failed in their maiden election with all their candidates having lost their deposits.[8][9][10]

General election result

Election Total seats won Total votes Voting Percentage Outcome of election Election leader
0 / 222
302 0.00% 0 seat; No representation in Parliament A. David Dass

See also


  1. Athi Shankar (16 September 2014). "EX-DAP MEMBERS FORM NEW PARTY". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. Opalyn Mok (16 September 2014). "Ex-DAP veteran forms new party as 'alternative' to BN, Pakatan". The Malay Mail Online. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ROYCE TAN (16 September 2014). "New political party, PAP, awaits registration". The Star Online. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  4. Ian McIntyre (8 June 2015). "Optimism as Malaysia's latest political party, PAP, awaits registration". the heat malaysia. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  5. Baradan Kuppusamy (4 November 2015). "ROS approves new political party". The Sun Daily. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  6. Pap Malaysia
  7. Zulkifli and nine party leaders bid farewell to PAP
  8. Muhammad Yusri Muzamir (27 April 2018). "PAS PP umum calon DHPP, Gagasan Sejahtera" (in Malay). Harian Metro. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  9. Uhammad Yusri Muzamir (27 April 2018). "Pas PP announces GE14 candidates for DHPP, Gagasan Sejahtera". New Straits Times. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  10. "GE14: Penang PAS announces candidates of strategic partners". The Sun. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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