Federated Malay States
The Federated Malay States
was a federation
of four states on the Malay Peninsula
, and Negeri Sembilan
- established by the British
government in 1895
, and lasting until 1946
, when they were joined to the Straits Settlements
and the Unfederated Malay States in the Federation of Malaya
, and later Malaysia
Great Britain was responsible for foreign affairs and defense, while the states continued to be responsible for their domestic policies. Even so, the British Resident General would give advice on domestic issues, and the states were bound by treaty to follow that advice.
While the four states issued their own postage stamps as before, there were additional issues for the Federated States as a whole.