Malay States


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Malay States

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1. (Historical Terms) the former states of the Malay Peninsula that, together with Penang and Malacca, formed the Union of Malaya (1946) and the Federation of Malaya (1948). Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, and Pahang were established as the Federated Malay States by the British in 1895 and Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, and Trengannu as the Unfederated Malay States in 1909 (joined by Johore in 1914)
2. (Placename) the former states of the Malay Peninsula that, together with Penang and Malacca, formed the Union of Malaya (1946) and the Federation of Malaya (1948). Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, and Pahang were established as the Federated Malay States by the British in 1895 and Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, and Trengannu as the Unfederated Malay States in 1909 (joined by Johore in 1914)
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The presence of large numbers of Chinese and Indians is due to the colonial policy during the 19th century, when the British needed labour for economic exploitation of the Malay states.
But the city was repopulated and rebuilt (this time in brick, by order of the British, to avoid future destruction) and grew rapidly in wealth and prominence, becoming in turn the capital of Selangor state, the Federated Malay States, independent Malaya and, finally, modern Malaysia.
Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums 7: 227-34.
The various Malay states used a variety of rifles during their never-ending squabbles.
From the information, it is known Harvey was born on September 9, 1921 in the Malay States.
Large-scale protests were mounted throughout 2007 and early 2008 in Kuala Lumpur's center, its suburban environs, and even in the rural Malay states.
Suspicions are always aroused, when a Malay defects, that Christian proselytization is behind it - activity which is not only deeply repugnant to devout Muslims, let along the more militant, but from which the ummah is supposed to be protected by its absolute prohibition in the religious law of the Malay States.
IN THE MALAY STATES THERE ARE HATS LIKE PLATES WHICH THE BRITISHERS WON'T WEAR.
The largely ceremonial position is de facto rotated every five years between the nine Rulers of the Malay states who form the Council of Rulers.
By 1900 Perak, Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan had accepted British Residents and were known collectively as the Federated Malay States (FMS).
Several of the Malay states were aggregated in 1896 to form the Federated Malay States, commonly referred to as Malaya.