The currently constituted state of Malaysia is made of several formerly colonial entities and a handful of local hereditary governments that had treaty relationships with the former colonizer, which happened to be Great Britain.  At a certain point after the first world war a number of those territories were lumped together into "Malaya," which was in due course invaded and occupied by the Japanese.  When the Second World War was over and the Japanese were gone Malaya went through several more evolutions before becoming what it is today - economic powerhouse, maker of high tech widgets to the world.

MALAYA, Japanese Occupation, 10 dollars P-M7sv1, ND (1942)  SPECIMEN with red o/p Mi Hon twice on face, 2 punched holes, AU $120.00 sold 7/17/2008
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