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Federation of Malaya Independence Act 1957

1957 c. 60 5 and 6 Eliz 2



An Act to make provision for and in connection with the establishment of the Federation of Malaya as an independent sovereign country within the


Commonwealth.

[31st July 1957]




1.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the approval of Parliament is hereby given to the conclusion between Her Majesty and the Rulers of the Malay States of such agreement as appears to Her Majesty to be expedient for the establishment of the Federation of Malaya as an independent sovereign country within the Commonwealth. Provision for establishment of the Federation as an independent sovereign country.
       (2) Any such agreement as aforesaid may make provision—
       (a) for the formation of the Malay States and of the Settlements of Penang and Malacca into a new independent Federation of States under a Federal Constitution specified in the agreement and for the application to those Settlements, as States of the new Federation, of State Constitutions so specified;
         (b) for the termination of Her Majesty’s sovereignty and jurisdiction in respect of the said Settlements, and of all other Her power and jurisdiction in and in respect of the Malay States or the Federation as a whole, and the revocation or modification of all or any of the provisions of the Federation of Malaya Agreement, 1948, and of any other agreements in force between Her Majesty and the Rulers of the Malay States.