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Kampung The Archives 1956 - 1965 Proclamation of Malaysia 1963
Proclamation of Malaysia 1963 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 October 2020 12:38
This is the full text of the Malaysia proclamation read by the Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul
Rahman, at the Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, 16th September 1963

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, Praise to God, the Lord of the
Universe, and may the benediction and peace of God be upon Our Leader Muhammad
and upon all his Relations and Friends.

WHEREAS by an Agreement made on the Ninth day of July in the year one thousand
nine hundred and sixty-three between the Federation of Malaya, the United Kingdom,
North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore it was agreed that there shall be federated the
States of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore with the Federation of Malaya comprising the
states of Pahang, Trengganu, Kedah, Johore, Negri Sembilan, Kelantan, Selangor, Perak,
Perlis, Penang and Malacca, and that the Federation shall thereafter be called
"MALAYSIA"

AND WHEREAS it has been agreed by the parties to the said Agreement that as from
the establishment of Malaysia the States of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore shall cease to
be colonies of Her Majesty the Queen and Her Majesty the Queen shall relinquish Her
Sovereignty and jurisdiction in respect of the three States:

AND WHEREAS there has been promulgated a Constitution for Malaysia which shall
be the supreme law therein:

AND WHEREAS by the Constitution aforesaid provision has been made for the
safeguarding of the rights and prerogatives of Their Highnesses the Rulers and the
Fundamental rights and liberties of subjects and for the promotion of peace and harmony
in Malaysia as a constitutional monarchy based upon parliamentary democracy:

AND WHEREAS the Constitution aforesaid having been approved by a law passed by
the Parliaments of the Federation of Malaya and of the United Kingdom has come into
force on the Sixteenth day of September in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-
three:

NOW in the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, I, TUNKU ABDUL
RAHMAN PUTRA AL-HAL IBNI ALMARHUM SULTAN ABDUL HAMID HALIM
SHAH, Prime Minister of Malaysia, with the concurrence and approval of His Majesty
the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of the Federation of Malaya, His Excellency the Yang di-
Pertuan Negara of Singapore, His Excellency the Yang di-Pertua Negara of Sabah and
His Excellency the Governor of Sarawak, DO HEREBY DECLARE AND PROCLAIM
on behalf of the peoples of Malaysia that as from the Sixteenth day of September in the
year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three, corresponding to the twenty-eighth day
of Rabi'ul Akhir in the year of the Hijrah one thousand three hundred and eighty-three,
that MALAYSIA comprising the States of Pahang, Trengganu, Kedah, Johore, Negri
Sembilan, Kelantan, Selangor, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, Sabah and
Sarawak shall by the Grace of God, the Lord of the Universe, forever be an independent
and sovereign democratic State founded upon liberty and justice, ever seeking to defend
and uphold peace and harmony among its people and to perpetuate peace among
nations.
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