1959 Written Constitution

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Seizure Of Limbang

*Limbang was the property of Sultan Hashim

*The seized of Limbang by Charles Brooke in 17 March 1890

*Limbang was rich agricultural in sago

*Loss of Limbang to Sarawak was badly effected the economic and political stability of Brunei

*Sultan Hashim Protested to British Goverment and demanded that Charles Brooke be punished

*The British Goverment send its new consul for Borneo and Trevenan to investigate the situation in Limbang

*The findings were invalid->only 15 of 33 local chiefs were present.

*The 15 local chief were Brooke's officer and the sultan refused to accept Trevenan

*Sir Cecil Clementismith,the British High commissioner suggested that Charles Brooke have to pay $6000 to Sultan Hashim as a result Sultan refused.

*The British Government ignored Sultan's refusal to cede Limbang

*In August 1895 the British Goverment embrassed by Sultan's refusal to accept compensation from Charles Brooke and announced that the matter was closed.

Malek J

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