People's Progressive Party
(f.k.a. 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. In 1966, it formed 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, PPP lost all elected representation at federal and state levels. Although it has remained a component party since, it was suspended from BN between 1988 and 1992 due to a long-drawn internal tussle and skipped three elections spanning 1990 to 1999. In a rebranding effort in 2015, it changed its acronym to MyPPP, which stands for "Peace, Progressive, Prosperity".
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1953 - 1995 1995 - 2005
2005 - 2010 2010 - 2015