North Borneo Federation

North Borneo Federation

North Borneo Federation

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The North Borneo Federation, also known as Kalimantan Utara or North Kalimantan was a proposed political entity which would have comprised the British Colonies of Sarawak, British North Borneo (now known as the Malaysian state of Sabah) and the protectorate of Brunei.

By 1956, the governments of Sarawak, North Borneo, and the State of Brunei announced that they would abandon the Malayan dollar and adopt a common currency of their own,G.M. Watson and S. Caine, Report on the Establishment of a Central Bank in Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, 1956), 1 but that never came into being.

The idea of the North Kalimantan was originally proposed by A. M. Azahari, who had forged links with Sukarno's nationalist movement, together with Ahmad Zaidi, in Java in the 1940s. The idea supported and propagated the unification of all Borneo territories under British rule to form an independent leftist North Kalimantan state.

Azahari personally favoured Brunei's independence and merging with British North Borneo and Sarawak to form the federation with the Sultan of Brunei as the constitutional monarch.

However, the Brunei People’s Party was in favour of joining Malaysia on the condition it was as the unified three territories of northern Borneo with their own Sultan, and hence was strong enough to resist domination by Malaya, Singapore, Malay administrators or Chinese merchants.

The North Kalimantan (or Kalimantan Utara) proposal was seen as a......
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