Malay Union
Kesatuan Melayu
Founded: 14 May 1926
Dissolved: 1961 (?)
Beginning as a Malay religious and cultural entity, its leaders were instrumental in the formation of Singapore UMNO. In 1954, it became one of the three parties in the LF alliance. When LF decided to merge into one party, it pulled out and joined the coalition of UMNO and MCA. In 1957, it was expelled by its partners for fielding a candidate in that year's by-election, which they had agreed not to. In 1959, it tried to form a Malay-Muslim alliance with PMIP and PR but this did not materialize. Ultimately, it went on its own in the 1959 General Election and, making no headway, fell into comatose shortly after. After the new Societies Ordinance was passed on 16 May 1960 mandating that all parties re-register, it did not do so and ceased to exist.
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1955 - 1957
General Elections record
Year Seats Cand Won % Year Seats Cand Won %
1955 (UMNO-MCA-MU) 25 1 1 50.6 1959 51 3 0 8.4
By-Elections record
Year Seats Cand Won %
1957 1 1 0 16.9