Singapore Chinese Party
Parti Cina Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் சீனக் கட்சி
Malayan Chinese Association
Persatuan Cina Malaya
மலேய சீன சங்கம்
Registered: 26 September 1950
Symbol: 4-point star ● 11-point star
The earliest registered political party in the official records, it began as the Singapore branch of MCA, which was founded on 27 February 1949 by Malayan members of the China-based Kuomintang. On 2 October 1967, it was renamed SCP after a new law came into effect in December 1966 to forbid local parties from being affiliated to their foreign counterparts. However, it did not cite this as a reason for its name change. It then took MCA Malaysia's old youth wing symbol as its new symbol. Thereafter, its members contested elections only under UNF and UPF. Today, its hinterland party in the Peninsular is known as Malaysian Chinese Association, which upgraded its symbol to a 14-point star in accordance with the Malaysia flag.
Other symbols
1955 - 1963
General Elections record
Year Seats Cand Won % Year Seats Cand Won %
1955 (LF-Alliance coalition) 25 3 1 33.6 1963 51 – 6 under SA
1959 (UMNO-MCA) 51 5 0 9.9