Unfederated Malay States

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Unfederated Malay States:

see MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2015 est. pop. 30,723,000), 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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The Unfederated Malay States had shorter and less intrusive colonial experiences, and retained control over many government functions--not least immigration.
The former Straits Settlements were heavily oriented to trade; the former Federated Malay States and Johor were geared towards commodity exports; and the northern Unfederated Malay States were focussed on rice production for consumption (Brookfield 1994).
38) Malaya, the Straits Settlements and the Federated and Unfederated Malay States, ed.