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British colonization of Malaysia
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- gambier (resin)
- oil palm
- especially rubber When did British come to Malaysia? One thing that British did good was that the British believed that the Malay needed to be protected from economic and cultural change, and that traditional class divisions should be maintained. The british were looking towards Southeast Asia for new resources. The growth of the China trade in British ships increased the Company’s desire for bases in the region near it. So they came to Malaysia. - British rule brought profound changes, transforming the states socially and economically.
- After some initial resistance in remote areas (especially in Borneo), British administration eventually achieved peace and security in Malaysia
- The British devoted much effort to constructing a transportation infrastructure.
- Railways and road networks connected the tin fields to the coast. - Malay and Bornean villagers were forced to shift from subsistence farming to cash crops to pay colonial taxes.
- British policies promoted the growth of such crops as pepper, gambier (resin), tobacco, oil palm, and especially rubber, which along with tin became the colony’s major exports. - Port facilities were improved
- Malaya became the world’s largest exporter of rubber.
- The British also improved public health facilities.
-The British managed to reduce the incidence of some tropical diseases. - Government Malay and Christian schools were established. Thank you... How and when did Malaysia gain their Independance? Malaysia got its independence from the British on August 31, 1957 in a very peaceful manner through talks.
On August 31, 1957, Malaya's first Prime Minister Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman proudly declared the independence of Malaya (now Malaysia) by shouting out 'Merdeka' seven times at the Merdeka Stadium.