• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On 16 Sept. 1963 Malaysia came into being, consisting of the Federation of Malaya, the State of Singapore and the colonies of North Borneo (renamed Sabah) and Sarawak. The agreement between the UK and the 4 territories was signed on 9 July (Cmnd. 2094); by it, the UK relinquished sovereignty over Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak from independence day and extended the 1957 defence agreement with Malaya to apply to Malaysia. Malaysia became automatically a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. See map in The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1964–65.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The Department of Statisties, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, was set up in 1963, taking over from the Department of Statisties, States of Malaya. Chief Statistician: Khoo Teik Huat. Main publications: Peninsular Malaysia Monthly and Annual Statistics of External Track’; Malaysia External Trade (quarterly); Peninsular Malaysia Statistical Bulletin (monthly); Rubber Statistics (monthly); Rubber Statistics Handbook (annual); Oil Palm Statistics (monthly); Oil Palm. Coconut and Tea Statistics (annual). Malaysia 1985, The Department of Information, Kuala Lumpur, 1986Google Scholar
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  8. Statistical Information: Director, Federal Department of Information, Kota Kinabalu.Google Scholar
  9. Tregonning, K. G., North Borneo. HMSO, 1960Google Scholar
  10. Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 1980. Dept. of Statistics, Kuala LumpurGoogle Scholar
  11. Sarawak Annual of Statistics. Dept. of Statistics, Kuching, 1981Google Scholar
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  13. 1983 Sarawak Budget. Information Dept., SarawakGoogle Scholar
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