Malaysia–United Kingdom relations


Malaysia–United Kingdom relations
Malaysia – United Kingdom relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and United Kingdom

Malaysia

United Kingdom

Malaysia – United Kingdom relations (Malay: Hubungan Malaysia – United Kingdom) refers to bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Malaysia and United Kingdom. The UK has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has a high commission in London. Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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History

The former British protectorates and settlements of the Malay Peninsula became independent of the United Kingdom in 1957, as the Federation of Malaya. Sabah and Sarawak became independent of the United Kingdom in 1963, and joined with the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia.

State visits

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a carriage with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on the state visit to London, 1974.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah paid a state visit to the UK in July 1974.[1] The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak paid a state visit to the United Kingdom in November 1993.[1]

HM Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom paid state visits to Malaysia in October 1989, and in September 1998.[2]

Military links

Both the UK and Malaysia are part of the Five Powers Defence Arrangements.

References

  1. ^ a b "Ceremonies: State visits". Official web site of the British Monarchy. http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4935.asp. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  2. ^ "OUTWARD STATE VISITS MADE BY THE QUEEN SINCE 1952". Official web site of the British Monarchy. http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page4869.asp. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

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