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Undang of Jelebu succession

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380588
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies
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Full title: Undang of Jelebu succession
Date(s): 1980-1981
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Malaysia | Federal Court


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).


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Malay

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired in 1994.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2002

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