The Federation of Malaya Independence Act 1957 (1957 c. 60 5 and 6 Eliz 2) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It came into operation on 31 July 1957. The Act made provisions for the nation of Malaya (formerly the Protected States of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor, and Terengganu) and the Settlements of Penang and Malacca to gain an independent sovereign country within and become a member of the Commonwealth of Nations on 31 August 1957; prior to this, Federation of Malaya (formerly Malay States) had been a fully self-governing British colony..

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Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak didesak supaya memansuhkan segera Akta Hasutan 1948 dan menepati janjinya yang telah dibuat pada Julai 2012.

Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK), Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad menegaskan Najib sewajarnya menghentikan pendakwaan dan serangan terhadap pimpinan PR serta-merta yang masih menggunakan undang-undang itu.

"Dengan penghapusan Akta Hasutan 1948 ini, tiada lagi rakyat yang akan ditindas hanya kerana kelantangan mereka menyuarakan pendapat mahupun mengkritik kerajaan.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has rejected offers of asylum abroad ahead of a final appeal in October on a sodomy conviction that could see him jailed, a political aide said Monday (Aug 25).

Anwar was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges he sodomised a young former male aide, but is free pending a final appeal set for October 28-29. Anwar, 67, has dismissed the case as fabricated by the government to ruin his political career.

The political aide, who asked not to be named, declined further comment but said that a media report Monday on the asylum offers was correct.

The new Selangor mentri besar should be one who has the interest of the rakyat at heart and can serve the people but not one who is controlled by someone else.

The Sultan of Selangor does not want a “remote-controlled” mentri be­­sar, said a source close to the pa­­lace and familiar with the sentiments and working of His Royal Highness.

“The mentri besar must not only be chosen by the majority of the state assembly, but must be able to put the interest of the rakyat first and can run the state. The Selangor Ruler wants someone who can take care of the needs of the people and develop the state to the highest level,” he said.

Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Rafizi Ramli mengaku tidak bersalah atas tuduhan mengeluarkan kenyataan mengaibkan dan mendatangkan kemarahan ahli Umno.

Ahli Parlimen Pandan itu dituduh melakukan kesalahan itu melalui satu artikel bertajuk ‘Will Rafizi Quit it Selangor is not toppled?’ Februari lalu yang mengaitkan parti itu dengan kejadian membaling molotov cocktail dalam sebuah gereja.

Beliau  didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen Petaling Jaya hari ini di bawah seksyen 504 kanun keseksaan iaitu dengan sengaja mengaibkan dengan niat hendak membangkitkan pecah keamanan.