People's Progressive Party (f.k.a. Perak Progressive Party)
Founded: 11 January 1953
Dissolved: 14 January 2019
Founded by S. Kanapathipillai and brothers S. P. and D. R. Seenivasagam, the latter having left Perak Labour, it was inspired by Singapore's Progressive Party. With a large proportion of members from Malaysia's minority Indian community, it became a natural alternative to MIC. In 1954, PPP joined Alliance as the fourth component but left it after a year for not being alloted a seat the Ipoh local election. To expand from a regional to national platform in 1956, it replaced "Perak" with "People's". 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 and S. P. took over but his decision to reunite the party with Alliance in 1972 and co-found Barisan Nasional, a coalition formed in the wake the 13 May 1969 racial riots, cost it dearly in the 1974 polls. Over subsequent years, it lost all elected representation. Between 1988 and 1992, PPP was suspended from BN due to infighting and passed over for three elections spanning 1990 to 1999. A rebranding effort in 2015 initiated by M. Kavyeas saw it add "My", denoting Malaysia, to its acronym. Before the 2018 GE, Kayveas pulled MyPPP out of BN, citing a plot by UMNO to remove him as party leader. His deputy, Maglin D'Cruz, who claimed to be the new chief, said Kayveas had been expelled and the party would remain with BN. Due to the tussle, the Malaysian societies registrar dissolved MyPPP. After appeals, it was reinstated on 7 October 2019, on the condition that a new leadership be elected by the end of the year. This never took place and the curtain came down on one of the oldest parties in Malaysia history.
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1953 - 1995 1995 - 2005
2005 - 2010 2010 - 2015