Unfederated Malay States


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Unfederated Malay States

(ʌnˈfɛdəˌreɪtɪd)
pl n
1. (Placename) a former group of native states in the Malay Peninsula that became British protectorates between 1885 and 1909. All except Brunei joined the Malayan Union (later Federation of Malaya) in 1946. Brunei joined the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 but later became an independent nation
2. (Historical Terms) a former group of native states in the Malay Peninsula that became British protectorates between 1885 and 1909. All except Brunei joined the Malayan Union (later Federation of Malaya) in 1946. Brunei joined the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 but later became an independent nation
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The Unfederated Malay States came under colonial control much later and retained more features of independent polities, receiving fewer British advisers and civil servants (Emerson 1937; Gullick 1992).
In discussing the British period, it makes useful comparisons between the Federated and Unfederated Malay States and criticises Simon Smith's impressive British relations with the Malay rulers from decentralization to Malayan independence: 1930-1957 (1995) for not giving enough stress to the damage caused by the Japanese Occupation.
These states and later Johor were known as the Unfederated Malay States, and their sultans had more freedom of action than the FMS.