In Sarawak, DAP fielded seven Parliamentary candidates, all of whom are either professionals or university graduates. Five of them are lawyers.
Nation-wide, 64 per cent of the DAPís 47 parliamentary candidates are either professionals, lawyers, doctors, engineers or university graduates.
For the first time in DAP history, DAP has fielded the most number of seven women candidates, two in Johore and one each in Penang, Perak, Selangor, Pahang and the Federal Territory.
All the four DAP Parliamentary candidates in Selangor are new faces, while four out of the six Parliamentary candidates in Johore are new faces. Twenty-seven of the 47 DAP candidates are contesting Parliament for the first time - which means that over 57 per cent of the DAP parliamentary candidates are new faces.