Federal Territory Day

Federal Territory Day or Hari Wilayah Persekutuan, also known simply as Hari Wilayah, is a state holiday for Federal Territory in Malaysia. It is celebrated on 1 February every year in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya. The date marks the anniversary of formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974, ceded by the state of Selangor to the federal government of Malaysia.

Federal Territory Day
Flag of the Federal Territories of Malaysia
Flag of Federal Territory
Official nameHari Wilayah Persekutuan
Also calledHari Wilayah
Observed byFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.
SignificanceMarks the establishment of the Federal Territory
Date1 February
Next time1 February 2020


The Federal Territory Day was introduced on 1 February 1974, four days after the Federal Territory Agreement was signed on 28 January 1974 by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah and the Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. On 16 April 1984, Labuan became the second federal territory, and on 1 February 2001, Putrajaya became the third federal territory of Malaysia.

In addition, 1 February also have significance as the day of the formation of the Federation of Malaya in 1948.

Main Theme and Venue

The theme of the Federal Territory Day was introduced on 1 February 2007.

Year Theme Venue
2007 Maju dan Sejahtera
(Progress and Prosperity)
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
2008 Wilayah Persekutuanku Gemilang
(My Glorious Federal Territory)
KLFA Stadium, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
2009 Wilayah Maju, Warga Sejahtera
(Territory Progress, Citizens Prosperity)
Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur
2010 1Wilayah Persekutuan, Maju dan Sejahtera
(1Federal Territory, Progress and Prosperity)
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
2011 1Wilayah Persekutuan, Menjuarai Transformasi
(1Federal Territory, Championing Transformations)
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
2012 Rakyat Bersatu, Wilayah Persekutuan Maju
(People's Unity, Federal Territory Progress)
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
2013 Perpaduan Teras Kesejahteraan, 1Wilayah Persekutuan
(Unity the Core of Prosperity, 1Federal Territory)
KLFA Stadium, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
2014 Wilayah Persekutuan Ceria
(Cheerful Federal Territories)
2015 Wilayahku Ceria
(My Cheerful Territories)
2016 Wilayah Ceria Rakyat Sejahtera
(Cheerful Territories, People Prosperity)
2017 Wilayah Ceria Rakyat Sejahtera
(Cheerful Territories, People Prosperity)
2018 Wilayah Ceria Rakyat Sejahtera
(Cheerful Territories, People Prosperity)
2019 Wilayah Peduli, Harapan Dipenuhi
(Care Territories, Hope Expected)

Federal Territory official awards and decorations

The Federal Territory official awards and decorations was introduced on 1 February 2008. The awards received by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the Head of State for the Federal Territories.

Ribbon Name (English/Malay) Ranks / Letters Honorific title Instituted Awarded to/for
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Grand Knight - SUMW
The Most Distinguished Order of the Territorial Crown
Darjah Yang Mulia Mahkota Wilayah
Grand Knight (S.U.M.W.) 2008 Founded by Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin as a reward for contributions to the territory.
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Grand Commander - SMW Grand Commander (S.M.W.) Datuk Seri
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Knight Commander - PMW Knight Commander (P.M.W.) Datuk
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Commander - JMW Commander (J.M.W.)
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Officer - KMW Officer (K.M.W.)
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Medal - PPW Member (A.M.W.)
MY-FED Darjah Mahkota Wilayah - Medal - PPW Medal (P.P.W.)

See also

1974 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Agreement

The 1974 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Agreement was signed on 28 January 1974 by the fifth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah on behalf of the Federal Government of Malaysia; and the Sultan of Selangor Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Hishamuddin Alam Shah, on behalf of State Government of Selangor. This agreement was signed at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur signifies the official handling Kuala Lumpur territory over to the Federal Government, which resulted in the establishment of the Federal Territory.There are four provisions made in this agreement, namely, the transfer of jurisdiction powers to the Federal Territory, encompassing the areas of the Federal Territory, concerns on return, financial calculation and Board of Advisors.

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