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SUPPLEMENTARY AGREEMENT[1] RELATING T0 MALAYSIA


The Federation of Malaya, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Singapore;

Desiring to conclude a supplementary agreement relating to Malaysia;

Agree as follows:


Article I


The Government of the Federation will take such steps as may be appropriate and available to them to amend the Tariff Advisory Board Bill which has been introduced into the Parliament of the Federation by deleting clause 7 thereof and substituting therefor the following:


"Function of Board as to Revenue Duties at End of 1968.


" 7. It shall be the duty of the Board before the end of the year 1968 to review the revenue duties in force at that time in Singapore and in the remainder of Malaysia and to make recommendations regarding the amendment of such duties or the imposition of additional duties."


Article II


The Government of the Federation will take such steps as may be appropriate and available to them to amend Article 9 of the Federal Constitution by inserting immediately after the word “Malaya" appearing at the end of subsection (3) thereof the words “and any such restriction shall apply reciprocally to the States of Malaya and the State of Singapore."


Article III


(l) The power to make and confirm orders under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Ordinance, 1955, will as from Malaysia Day be delegated to the present Government of Singapore and the Government of the Federation undertakes that this delegation will not be revoked without the agreement of that Government unless the Government of the Federation considers that exceptional circumstances make it essential to do so in the interest of internal security and for so long as in its opinion such exceptional circumstances continue.

  1. Came into force on 16 September 1963, the date of entry into force of the Agreement of 9 July 1963 relating to Malaysia.