Reid Commission

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The Constitutional Conference of January-February 1956 agreed that a Constitutional Commission would be set to address many issues, among them being:

  1. to "safeguard the position and prestige of the Rulers";
  2. to "safeguard the special position of the Malays and the legitimate interests of the other (non-Malay) communities".

There is no agreement on the Malays being accorded special rights and privileges and it was agreed that the new Federal Constitution of Malaya would be based on what the Constitutional Conference decides.[1]


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