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 Federated Malay States of Selangor, Perak, Negri Sembilan, and Pahang were colonized later.
Mok describes the organizational changes in the island-based surveying establishment, and the important surveys and maps they undertook, from Raffles' 1819 founding of an East India Company trading post on the island, through the first 1:63,360 map of the entire island in 1852, the merger of the Survey Departments of the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States in 1920, the extension of the primary triangulation of Malaya to Singapore in 1921, the first modern contoured topographical map of the island in 1924, Japanese-occupation mapping 1942-1945, a 1:10,000 topographic series in 1959, formation of the Singapore Armed Forces Mapping Unit (SAFMU) in 1970, to metrication in the 1970s, computerisation in the 1980s, and the creation of a national digital terrain model in 2013.
Nathan was one of the many aboard HMS Malaya during the battle, a ship named in honour of the Federated Malay States in British Malaya, whose government paid for her construction.
The broad geographical unit defined by the families' economic interests included Burma, Siam, the western Malay states and Sumatra, while marital, business and associational alliances connected the families to other Chinese dialect and locality groups, as well as the region's Malay, Indian, Arab, Siamese and other ethnic communities.
47), the Malay states that were "lost" are not indicated as such.
Here is a tightly framed study of the power play between the rival Malay states, culminating in an attack on the Siak capital of Mempura (p.
Healey suggested that the epidemic levels of long-distance raiding and headhunting which emerged in northwest Borneo during the late eighteenth century was a function of profound contradictions in relations between coastal Malay states and the tribesmen they sought to dominate.
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.
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.
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.
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.