JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Monday, August 09, 2010

Singapore became independent
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On August 9, 1965, the Malaysian parliament voted unanimously to expel Singapore from the Malaysian federation. The federation was created two years prior when the former British colonies of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore merged. The expulsion came in the wake of ethnic conflict sparked by the policies of the Malaysian federal government favoring ethnic Malays over other ethnicities.

The flag of Singapore.

Learn more about the history of Singapore and Malaysia from the BBC.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2010


 FDR established Federal Alcohol Control Administration
December 4, 2016

 China passes current constitution
December 4, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org