MCA – Past, Present and Future

GE 14 marked the collapse of MCA and the big question now everyone is thinking could be, “ Is it worthwhile for MCA to continue to transform, stabilize and strengthen and regain its glory of its formation in 1949 and early years ? ”

I have a hair-cut just now, with the second generation barber at the old ‘pondok’ [ booth ] which is still standing since 1969. I asked  my barber and his customer, “ Do you think MCA can be rebuild ? ” They shared a same answer. “ Sepuluh tahun lagi, belum tentu boleh ! ”

Do you think MCA can be rebuild ?

Yes, MCA can be rebuild
No, MCA cannot be rebuild
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The founder of MCA, Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock not only seeks to represent the Malaysian Chinese ethnicity, but also had labored for the betterment of the lives of Malaysians and co-founded a coalition body then in governmental authority. A Malaya’s most active constitutional reformer, Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock used his wealth for public affairs and devoted 40 years of his time for the betterment of the Chinese community.

Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock and his son, Tan Siew Sin wanted to protect the interests of the Malayan Chinese, and with his dream to unify Malaya, they formed the Overseas Chinese Association in 1943.

Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock believed a multi-racial party has potential to Malaya and he came out to support the Independence Malaya Party set up by Dato Onn Jaafar.

He was the first Finance Minister for Malaysia, and the founding president for MCA who is an old boy of Malacca High School.

Also an old boy of Malacca High School, Tun Tan Siew Sin was the second Finance Minister for Malaysia and the third president of MCA.

The list of MCA Presidents.

  1. Tun Tan Cheng Lock
  2. Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu
  3. Dr Cheah Took Lok
  4. Tun Tan Siew Sin
  5. Tan Sri Lee San Choon
  6. Datuk Dr Neo Yee Pan
  7. Tan Sri Tan Koon Swan
  8. Tan Sri Dr Ling Liong Sik
  9. Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting
  10. Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat
  11. Tan Sri Dr Chua Soi Lek
  12. Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai


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