Singapore Indian Congress
Kongres India Singapura
Malayan Indian Congress
Kongres India Se-Malaya
Founded: August 1946
Registered: 7 August 1962
Founded as the Singapore Regional Indian Congress in 1946, it changed its name on 23 December 1953 after becoming the Singapore arm of MIC Malaya, which was also formed in 1946 and modelled after the Indian National Congress. MIC Malaya came into an alliance with UMNO and MCA in 1955 but MIC Singapore allied with their Singapore chapters only in 1959. On 29 August 1965, a new law was passed to cut Malaysian chapters from their hinterland parties and MIC Singapore was renamed SIC. Later, several key members were instrumental in the formation of UNF, rendering MIC defunct since. MIC in Malaysia, known today as Malaysian Indian Congress, continues to exist as a member party of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.
(Note: There was another organization also named "Singapore Indian Congress", which was formed on 17 November 1957 and had ceased to be active by 1961.)
General Elections record
Year Seats Cand Won % Year Seats Cand Won %
1959 51 2 0 11.3 1963 51 – 2 under SA