A valuable book on the constitution, laws and public administration of Malaya, Singapore and Borneo.
From the jacket flap:
The British Commonwealth Series, designed to examine and explain the constitutional development of the Commonwealth, is not firmly established. As the Series grows it will present an account of the development of the Commonwealth itself. The years ahead will severely try theories of state relationship, and the Commonwealth, a unique concept, may prove of great worth.
The Federation of Malaya Independence Act, 1957, provided for independence within the Commonwealth. This Act was implemented by the Federation of Malaya Agreement of the same year. The State of Singapore Act, 1958, provided for internal self-government under the name of the State of Singapore. What are the histories of these statutes? What are their effects? What is likely to be the constitutional future of the State of Singapore? These and other questions are discussed in detail, and a similar survey is given of the Borneo Territories.
Parts Two (Public Law) and Three (Private Law) of the work deal with the judicial system, procedure and evidnce, criminal law, taxation, administration, tort and contract, land law and domestic relations as well as commercial and industrial law. There are two maps, helpful chronological development and population tables, and full tables of cases and statutes.