James Brookethe first Rajah of Sarawak Brooke ruled the area and expanded the territory northwards until his death in
The population of East Malaysia is ethnographically even more complex than that of Peninsular Malaysia. The government, tending to oversimplify the situation in Sarawak and Sabah, officially recognizes only some of the dozens of ethnolinguistic groups in those two states.
Sarawak became the southern province of the sultanate of Brunei when the Majapahit empire of Java declined in the 15th century. James Brookean English adventurer and a former military officer of the East India Companyvisited the territory in and aided the sultan in suppressing a revolt.
As a reward for his services, Brooke was installed as raja of Sarawak over the sector from Tanjung Datu to the Batang River Samarahan; there he endeavoured to suppress piracy and headhunting. Sarawak was recognized as a separate state by the United States and Great Britain and, untilwas gradually enlarged through purchase and annexation.
In Brooke died and was succeeded as raja by a nephew, Charles Brooke. The latter ruled until and was succeeded by his son Charles Vyner Brooke.
In the latter Brooke abrogated his absolute powers by enacting a constitution that was designed to establish democratic self-government, but the effort was delayed by the Japanese occupation — The territory, devastated by war, was ceded to the British crown in Sarawak achieved self-government and joined Malaysia in The economy of Sarawak is almost entirely agricultural, with cash-crop production rubber, pepper, and sago small holdings confined to the coastal zone; subsistence and shifting agriculture extends into the interior.
Rice is also widely grown. The main exports are petroleum products, timber, and rubber. Industries include sawmilling and the processing of sago, copra, and pepper.
Textiles, metal containers, soap, tiles, and small boats are manufactured. Ripening swidden rice field in the upper Baram River basin, Sarawak, Malay. The rivers are the principal arteries of internal transportation.
The capital is Kuching. Area 48, square milessquare km.History of Sarawak The works of Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad are renowned but not many know that an Englishman named James Brooke was the inspiration for Kipling’s novella, The Man who would be King and Conrad’s Lord Jim.
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