Undang of Jelebu succession

Scope and Content

Typescript legal papers (some copies) on a case of Civil Appeal in the Federal Court, Malaysia, 1980, concerning the succession to the 14th Undang (ruling chief) of the luak (territory) of Jelebu in the state of Negri Sembilan, including constitutional questions, and some information on the historical background; with two related booklets, 1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Negri (or Negeri) Sembilan (meaning 'nine states'), now a state within Malaysia, is located on the Strait of Malacca. Its separate political existence

began when it broke away from the sultanate of Riau and Johor in 1777 to form a loose confederation, although each state retained a high degree of independence. In the colonial period the British created a closer federation (1895). Negeri Sembilan became one of the Federated Malay States (1896) and was subsequently part of the Federation of Malaya (1948).

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Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1994.