The constitutional history of Sarawak / Major Mohd Razali Osman

Osman, Mohd Razali (1982) The constitutional history of Sarawak / Major Mohd Razali Osman. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Prior to 1841, Sarawak was just a small province of the Sultanate Brunei, and was administered by the Governor, who was the Sultan'& representative. James Brooke acting in a private capacity as an adventurer and trader was instrumental in bringing peace, to the province in 1841. In return for his aid Raja Muda Hashim, the Sultan’ 6 uncle and heir presumptive of the Sultan of Brunei, transferred the government of Sarawak to Brooke, who then styled himself "Rajah” . This was the beginning of Sarawak modern history. The Brooke family ruled Sarawak for about a century till 1946. Immediately after the Second World War, Sin Charles Vyner Brooke, the Third, and last, White Rajah ceded Sarawak to Britain. Thus, Sarawak became a Crown Colony in July, 1946. The cession of Sarawak to Britain created a lot of "unhappiness1' with certain portions o£ the population especially with the Malays. As a result, " anti cessionist" movements were organised in Sarawak. Though unsuccessful, their activities climaxed with the murder of Mr. Duncan Stewart, the Second {Colonial) Governor of Sarawak in 1949. Constitutionally, Sarawak develop at a much faster rate under the British Colonial administration, and the people were slowly but surely entrusted with the governance of their own country.


Item Type: Student Project
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Osman, Mohd Razali
Subjects: K Law > KP Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica. Asia. (South Asia. Southeast Asia. East Asia) > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Diploma in Law
Keywords: History, Sarawak, constitutional
Date: 1982
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