This morning’s short post is a continuation from yesterday’s about Bersatu deciding to exit Harapan after only less than a year of exposure to the DAP.
DAP is 55 years old today and will soon be celebrating its retirement anniversary.
Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng have together controlled DAP for a combined total of 47 years out of the party’s 55-year lifetime.
Or put it like this: 85 percent of the DAP’s entire life has been spent under the reign of the Lims, Father & Son.
How long each DAP sec-gen lasted
Its first party sec-gen was Devan Nair who took office on 18 March 1966 and held the position for only a year plus — see Wikipedia chart above.
The next party sec-gen was Goh Hock Guan who was in the job for two years, two months.
Then came Kit Siang who was DAP sec-gen for a whopping 30 years (+2.5 months).
Following him, there was an interregnum with Kerk Kim Hock warming the seat for four-plus years.
The DAP sec-gen since 2004 until today is Guan Eng, chalking up 16-and-a-half years to date.