Crown Colony of Malacca
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|British Crown Colony
State of the Federation of Malaya
Location of Malacca
|Government||British Crown colony|
|-||1956-1957||Maurice John Hayward (acting)|
|Historical era||Post-war · Cold War|
|-||Dissolution of the Straits Settlements||1946|
|-||Independence as part of the Federation of Malaya||1957|
|Today part of||Malaysia|
Malacca was a British Crown colony from 1946 to 1957.
It came under British sovereignty after the signing of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824, and had been part of the Straits Settlements until 1946. During World War II, it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945. After the post-war dissolution of the Straits Settlements Penang and Malacca become crown colonies in the Federation of Malaya, while Singapore became a standalone crown colony, separate from Malaya.
In 1955, Tunku Abdul Rahman held a meeting with the British to discuss the end of British rule in Malacca; the British agreed to withdraw from Malacca. On 31 August 1957, Malacca gained independence from the United Kingdom as part of the Federation of Malaya, later Malaysia.
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