This study deals with the establishment of British
rule - the 'Residential system' as it was known to contemporaries - in the Malay Peninsula. It was introduced between 1874 and 1895 into the three west coast states, Perak, Selangor and Negri Sembilan, and the east coast state of Pahang. The study focuses on Perak and Selangor, where British rule was first introduced, the problems of government first in countered, and policies evolved to deal with them as they arose. The term 'British rule',...[Show more]
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