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Malay States:

see MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2005 est. pop. 23,953,000), 128,430 sq mi (332,633 sq km), Southeast Asia. The official capital and by far the largest city is Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya is the adminstrative capital.
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All persons born in British territory of Singapore, Penang and Malacca (during the colonial period, Singapore, Penang and Malacca put directly under colonial government and the people automatically have British citizenship, meanwhile the remain states considered as Malaya) held British citizenship but Chinese born in the Malay states (other than Singapore, Penang and Malacca) were not British subjects nor were they subjects of the Sultdn (head of the states).
Journal of 'the Federated Malay States Museums 9:191-221.
During the late 19th century, many Malay states obtained British help in settling their internal conflicts.
Marriage into the Malay community from other ethnic groups goes back centuries, but it may be correct to suggest that it was not until the rise of Departments of Religious Affairs and properly salaried religious officials in the Malay States during British protection that the shariah rule on conversion of the non-Muslim partner was at all rigorously enforced.
These states and later Johor were known as the Unfederated Malay States, and their sultans had more freedom of action than the FMS.
Subsequently, the MCP accused the British of attempting to exclude them from power as the British organized the Federation of Malaya in 1947 in a plan for the future independence of the Malay states.
Senior members of Mahathir's party tempered joy over the coalition's 10th consecutive triumph in general elections with the realisation the Islamic fundamentalist PAS had made damaging inroads in the predominantly Malay states in the north.
Magic of the Orient can put you up in the Carcosa Seri Negara Hotel, in Kuala Lumpur, the one-time residence of the Governor of the Malay States.
In the USA, in Australia, in Hong Kong, in Japan, in France, in Germany, in South America, in India, in the Malay States (with their hats like plates), in Kazahkstan for all I know, Johnny Foreigner, if he is enlightened enough to take an interest in racing, goes to the races.
Political correctness, for one, has reached almost parodistic extremes in badmouthing the dashing subject of Sir Frank Swettenham, 1904, governor of the Malay States and a type that would later inspire Noel Coward's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out in the Midday Sun.
Originally this money constituted the Malayan Rubber Fund, from which the Government of the Federated Malay States financed the activities of the Rubber Research Institute of Malaya (RRIM), the British (now Malaysian) Rubber Producers' Research Association (MRPRA) and the British rubber Development Board (BRDB).
NUS has its roots in Singapore's first center of higher education - The Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, founded in 1905.