Sarawak Chinese Association

The Sarawak Chinese Association (Malay: Persatuan Cina Sarawak, SCA) was a political party in the Sarawak state of Malaysia.

Sarawak Chinese Association
Persatuan Cina Sarawak
FoundersEnglish-educated Chinese businessmen leaders largely from Kuching and Sibu.
FoundedJuly 1962
HeadquartersKuching, Sarawak
National affiliationSarawak Alliance (1962–1973)

History edit

The party was established in July 1962 by a group of mostly English-educated Chinese businessmen, with the leaders largely from Kuching and Sibu.[1] Based on the Malayan Chinese Association, its membership was limited to ethnic Chinese residents of Sarawak and the aim of its founders was to present a less radical Chinese viewpoint than that offered by the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP).

A member of the Sarawak branch of the Alliance Party,[2] it won two seats in the 1969 general elections, and two of the three seats it contested in the 1970 state elections.[3]

The party was dissolved in 1973 as a result of an agreement between the Alliance and the SUPP.[4][5]

Election results edit

General elections edit

Election Seats Status
3 / 159
Governing coalition
2 / 144
Governing coalition

State elections edit

Election Seats
1969 Sarawak
4 / 48

References edit

  1. ^ Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, p774
  2. ^ Justus M. Kroef (2012) Communism in Malaysia and Singapore: A Contemporary Survey, Springer
  3. ^ Faisal S. Hazis (2012) Domination and Contestation: Muslim Bumiputera Politics in Sarawak, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, p283
  4. ^ The Sarawak Chinese Voters and Their Support for the Democratic Action Party (DAP) Kyoto University
  5. ^ Hazis, p89