The cession of Sarawak to the British Crown in 1946
The cession of Sarawak by the third Rajah to the British Crown finally resolved the ambiguous position of a European-ruled Malay state which remained within the British imperial system for 100 years without being a formal part of it. External pressures, principally the Japanese invasion, had made direct British control both necessary and irresistible. The problem of the succession also helped to ensure that the Rajah’s agreement was not difficult to obtain. But it was already apparent in...[Show more]
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