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SOAS II topic review

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Questions and Answers Review.

1. When did SOAS II become the 23rd Sultan of Brunei?


2. Why Britain had little involvement in Borneo at the beginning of the 19th century?

They were more interested in using Penang as their main trading base.

3. When was the British intervention in Brunei started?

It started with the arrival of James Brooke to Sarawak in 1839.

4. Who was appointed the Governor in Sarawak by Sultan Muhammad Kanzul Alam in 1824?

Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran Muhammad Salleh.

5. Where was the old capital of Sarawak located?

Lidah Tanah.

6. What was the major export of Sarawak in the early 19th century?


7. Why was the local people rebelled against Pengiran Indera Mahkota?

He forced the local people to work in his mines.

8. Who came to visit Pengiran Indera Mahkota in Sarawak in 1834?

Pengiran Muda Hashim.

9. Why was there friction between Pengiran Muda Hashim and Pengiran Indera Mahkota?

Pengiran Indera Mahkota did not welcomed Pengiran Muda Hashim when he arrived in Sarawak so Pengiran Muda Hashim became angry about this.

10. What two problems did James Brooke take advantage of to achieve his personal aims?

The friction between two nobles and local disturbances in Sarawak against Pengiran Indera Mahkota.

11. Who offered James Brooke the control of Sarawak if he can help defeat the rebels?

Pengiran Muda Hashim.

12. Which treaty appointed James Brooke the Governor in Sarawak?

The 1842 treaty with the Sultan’s approval.

13. What happened to Pengiran Indera Mahkota after the treaty of 1842?

Pengiran Indera Mahkota was forced to step down as Governor of Sarawak and to leave Kuching.

14. Why did the British attack on Brunei in July 1846?

The murder of Pengiran Muda Hashim and most of his family made James Brooke angry so he took revenge by attacking Brunei Town.

15. Who did James Brooke obtain permission from to attack Brunei?

The British governor-general of India.

16. Which treaty made James Brooke as Raja of Sarawak?

Treaty signed on 2 August 1846.

17. What were the terms under the treaty signed on 2 August 1846?

James Brooke recognised by Brunei as the Raja of Sarawak to rule territories from Tanjung Datu to the Samarahan River.

James Brooke was free to appoint his own successor as Raja of Sarawak.

James Brooke would pay $4000 per year to the Sultan of Brunei.

18. Why were the British interested in Labuan?

It was strategically sited to protect British interests in the China trade route.

Rich supplies of coal.

19. Who was the British Navy Captain who lined up British warships near the Sultan’s Palace?

Captain Rodney Mundy.

20. When was the treaty of Labuan signed?

18th December 1846.

21. What was the terms under treaty of Labuan?

Labuan was ceded to the British

James Brooke was appointed the first governor of Labuan in 1848.

22. Why was the British wanted a treaty of Friendship and Commerce with Brunei in 1847?

To take control of Brunei’s affairs and the fear of the Sultan might seek help from other foreign powers.

23. When was the Anglo-Brunei treaty of Friendship and Commerce signed?

27th May 1847.

24. What were the terms of the Anglo-Brunei treaty of friendship and commerce in 1847?

British subjects would be allowed to live and trade in Brunei.

British subjects would have extraterritorial rights.

All imports and exports by the British in Brunei and its territories would be free from taxes.

British warships could enter all ports and rivers in Brunei.

The Sultan would not cede any Brunei territories without the consent of the British government.

25. Why was the American interested in signing treaty of friendship and commerce with Brunei in 1850?

They wanted to trade in Brunei.

26. Who composed the Syair Rakis?

Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran Muhammad Salleh.

27. What was the Syair Rakis contained?

It contained Pengiran Indera Mahkota’s observations on the political situation of Brunei in the 19th century and advice to be wary of foreign intervention.

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