Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
Also known as the Persatuan Cina Malaysia in Malay term. Established on February 27, 1949 as the Malayan Chinese Association to safeguard the legitimate rights of the Chinese community in the then Malaya. Sir Tun Tan Cheng Lock was the inaugural president. MCA and UMNO formed the Alliance in 1952, which was later institutionalised as Barisan Nasional (BN) in 1974. MCA is a major component party of the Barisan Nasional. MCA membership is confined to ethnic Chinese. The MCA official site features new membership application, news center, party's agenda, MCA Youth, Wanita MCA and download zone.
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|Guide ID: 30 - Last Updated: August 1, 2013