Federation of Malaysia
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. On 16 Sept. 1963 Malaysia came into being, consisting of the Federation of Malaya, the State of Singapore and the colonies of North Borneo (renamed Sabah) and Sarawak. The agreement between the UK and the 4 territories was signed on 9 July (Cmnd. 2094); by it, the UK relinquished sovereignty over Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak from independence day and extended the 1957 defence agreement with Malaya to apply to Malaysia. Malaysia became automatically a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. See map in The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1964–65.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The Department of Statistics, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, was set up in 1963, taking over from the Department of Statistics, States of Malaya. Chief Statistician: Khoo Teik Huat. Main publications: Peninsular Malaysia Monthly and Annual Statistics of External Trade; Malaysia External Trade (quarterly); Peninsular Malaysia Statistical Bulletin (monthly); Rubber Statistics (monthly); Rubber Statistics Handbook (annual); Oil Palm Statistics (monthly); Oil Palm, Coconut and Tea Statistics (annual). Malaysia 198., The Department of Information, Kuala Lumpur, 1986Google Scholar
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