British North Borneo


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British North Borneo:

see SabahSabah
, state (1991 pop. 1,736,902), 28,417 sq mi (73,600 sq km), Malaysia, N Borneo, on the South China and Sulu seas. It is bordered on the south by Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The capital is Kota Kinabalu; other significant towns are Sandakan and Victoria.
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, Malaysia.
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No doubt, the Philippines has been claiming that Sabah was only leased, not ceded, to the British North Borneo Co.
"Review: The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo by Henry Ling Roth".
The arrangement between the British North Borneo Co and the Sulu Sultanate was overtaken by changes in the political scene and the claim was left to gather dust in the archives.
A formal agreement on extradition between British North Borneo and the Netherlands Indies did not take shape until 1910.
But it was the sultan of Sulu from whom the British North Borneo (Chartered) Company, the trading syndicate that first managed the region, had to obtain concessions --a fact that makes a necessary and relevant point: historically and culturally, native Sabahans perhaps have more in common with those groups in their immediate geographical area than with those in West Malaysia.
Visitors came from every part of England, and then odd visitors turned up from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Egypt, India, Brazil, "British North Borneo" and the "Straits Settlements".
{7} The reconquest of Borneo was the second phase of the MONTCLAIR operation which aimed at reoccupying the southern Philippines, British North Borneo, and large areas of the Netherlands East Indies.
In 1922, writer Owen Rutter was more poetic but no less impressed when he described the peak in his book British North Borneo: "Mount Kinabalu is undoubtedly the most striking physical feature of North Borneo [rising] sheer and wonderful above a thousand hills ...
In 1920 Harrisons & Crosfield acquired a logging business in North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia) in a joint venture with the British North Borneo Company, the chartered company which formed the colonial administration of North Borneo until 1946.
L'epoque coloniale de l'actuel Sabah debute en 1877 avec l'etablissement de ce qui deviendra en 1881 la British North Borneo Chartered Compagny.
In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would pursue the country's claim over Sabah, which had been under the Sultanate of Sulu until it came under the administration of British North Borneo Co.
The property domain was once subject of an 1878 perpetual lease to a British entity, the British North Borneo Company, which Malaysia recognizes but considers as cession subject to the perpetual payment of rent that Malaysia remits to the current heirs of the Sultan of Sulu.

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