Malaysia Act 1963

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Malaysia Act 1963
Long title An Act to make provision for and in connection with the federation of North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore with the existing States of the Federation of Malaya.
Chapter 1963 Chapter 35
Dates
Royal Assent 31 July 1963
Other legislation
Related legislation British Nationality Act 1981
British Overseas Territories Act 2002
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Malaysia Act 1963 (1963 C 35) (document) at Wikisource page Wikisource and Commons page Commons

The Malaysia Act 1963 (1963 C 35) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It came into operation on 31 July 1963.

The Act made provisions for the federation of the States of North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore with the existing States of the Federation of Malaya[1][2][3] merge with the states of North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore and the union was renamed Malaysia. As a result of the Act, the Federation of Malaya was renamed Malaysia on 16 September 1963.[4]

Singapore ceased to be a state of Malaysia on 9 August 1965, becoming an independent state instead.[5]

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Works related to Hansard of Parliament of the United Kingdom (1963) – Malaysia Bill at Wikisource