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
SCA
AbbreviationSCA
FoundersEnglish-educated Chinese businessmen leaders largely from Kuching and Sibu.
FoundedJuly 1962
Dissolved1973
HeadquartersKuching, Sarawak
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History

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 a single seat 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]

References

  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
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