People's Progressive Party / Perak Progressive Party
Founded: 11 January 1953
Symbol: Stylised star
Founded by the brothers D. R. and S. P. Seenivasagam as a regional party in Perak and modelled after Singapore's Progressive Party, its proportion of members from Malaysia's minority Indian community is the highest next to MIC. In 1954, PPP joined Alliance as the fourth component but left after a year for not being alloted a seat the Ipoh local election. To expand onto the national platform, it replaced "Perak" with "People's" in 1956 and used the name for decades until 2015 when it adopted its present name MyPPP in a rebranding effort, which stands for "Peace, Progressive, Prosperity". In 1966, it was in the short-lived United Front with Labour Party of Malaya. Before the 1969 Malaysia General Election, PPP chief D. R. passed away. S. P. took the party to new heights but the decision in 1972 to reunite with Alliance and later co-found Barisan Nasional, a coalition formed in the wake the 13 May 1969 racial riots, saw it trounced in the 1974 GE. Gradually, it lost all elected representation at federal and state levels. Although it stayed on as a component party of BN, it skipped three elections spanning 1990 to 1999 due to a long-drawn internal tussle.
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1953 - 1995 1995 - 2005
2005 - 2010