Malaysian Democratic Party

The Malaysian Democratic Party (MDP, Malay: Parti Demokratik Malaysia) was a political party in Malaysia formed by Wee Choo Keong in 1998, after he was expelled from Democratic Action Party (DAP) due to his fall-out and failed revolt against then secretary-general Lim Kit Siang.

Malaysian Democratic Party

Parti Demokratik Malaysia
MDP
AbbreviationMDP
LeaderWee Choo Keong
Founded1998
Split fromDemocratic Action Party
HeadquartersPetaling Jaya, Selangor
NewspaperMediaMDPOnline.my
Youth wingYoung MDP
IdeologyDemocracy
Socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
Colours     Blue
Dewan Negara:
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Dewan Rakyat:
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Dewan Undangan Negeri:
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MDP contested both the 1999 and 2004 general elections but failed to win any seats. Wee himself, who was the party secretary-general, even lost his deposit after contesting the Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat in 2004. He later entered the 2008 general elections on the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket and won. Since then, MDP has become inactive.

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