National Federation of Malaya Agreement National Federation of Malaya Agreement

 

The Federation of Malaya Agreement was signed on 8 February 1956 at the Lancaster House in London. This agreement was reached between the YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya on behalf of the government of the Federation of Malaya with Mr. Alan Lennox-Boyd, the National Secretary of British Colony on behalf of the British government. The agreement concurred that independence for the Federation of Malaya would be declared to be on 31 August 1957. Among other items stated in the Treaty of Independence was the change pertaining to ministries and departments for the Federation of Malaya and the dissolution of the British Advisor. The representatives for the Government of the Federation of Malaya who were also in attendance at the ceremony was Dato' Abdul Razak Hussein, Dr. Ismail Abdul Rahman, Encik T.H.Tan, Encik Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin, Kolonel H.S. Lee as well as the Malay rulers' representatives comprising of Dato' Panglima Bukit Gantang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Toh Muda Abdul Aziz (representative of the Sultan of Perak), Dato' Nik Ahmad Kamil (representative of the Sultan of Kelantan), Dato' Mohd. Seth Mohd. Said (representative of the Sultan of Johor) and Encik Abdul Aziz Majid (representative of the Sultan of Selangor). Meanwhile, the representatives from the British government who were also present at the ceremony were Mr. John Hore, State Minister; Mr. Donald MacGillivary, British High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya; Mr. David Watherston, Chief Secretary of the Federation of Malaya, and Mr. Oscar Spencer, the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Federation of Malaya.
 
YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya during the Federation of Malaya Independence Treaty Signing Ceremony with Mr. Alan Lennox-Boyd, the Secretary of the British Colony at the Lancaster House in London on 8 February 1956.