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LC control no.n 83165495
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingSarawak
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See alsoSarawak (Malaysia)
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Special noteSUBJECT USAGE: This name is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Sarawak (Malaysia).
Found inInfo. please alm., 1980, p. 219 (Malaysia came into existence on 9/16/63 as a federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak; in 1965 Singapore withdrew from the federation)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm1; 02°30ʹ00ʺN 113°30ʹ00ʺE)
Columbia gazetteer of the world, viewed June 4, 2014 (Sarawak; sometimes called the Land of the White Rajahs, Sarawak was ceded (1841) by the sultan of Brunei to James Brooke, an Englishman, who became rajah of the independent state. It became a British protectorate in 1888, but remained under the control of the Brooke family. In World War II the area was occupied by the Japanese. The Brookes ceded Sarawak to the British in 1946, and it became a crown colony. A leftist revolt (December 1962) in nearby Brunei spread to Sarawak, and rebels who opposed the formation of the proposed Federation of Malaysia occupied several towns. The revolt was quelled by British troops. However, sporadic activity by the rebels, who apparently were supported by Indonesia, continued into 1963, when Malaysia was formed)
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