Straits Settlements #15 (1867)

The Straits Settlements #15 (1867)

The Straits Settlements (نݢري٢ سلت — Negeri-negeri Selat in Malay or 叻嶼呷/海峽殖民地in Chinese) were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia. Originally established in 1826 as part of the territories controlled by the British East India Company, the Straits Settlements came under direct British control as a Crown colony on April 1, 1867. The colony was dissolved in 1946 as part of the British … Continue reading The Straits Settlements #15 (1867)

Federation of Malaya #101 (1961)

Federation of Malaya #101 (1961)

The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in Malay and ڤرسكوتوان تانه ملايو in Jawi) was a federation of 11 states (nine Malay states and two of the British Straits Settlements, Penang and Malacca) that existed from February 1, 1948, until September 16, 1963. The Federation became independent on August 31, 1957, and in 1963 Malaysia was formed with the Singapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak … Continue reading Federation of Malaya #101 (1961)