Brunei and Malaysia
|Author||Isa Bin Ibrahim|
|Publisher||I B Tauris & Co Ltd|
Published in English
|30 June 2013|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
Brunei and Malaysia: Why Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Refused to Join the Federation is a 2013 book written by Isa Bin Ibrahim, a prominent member of the delegation of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin of Brunei with Neil Lawson QC, a London lawyer acting as the constitutional adviser on the formation of Malaysia. The book offers an inside perspective on Brunei's determination to retain its territory as an oil-rich self-governing state, contrasted with the British desire that Brunei should become part of the new federation to help counter the regional influence of China.
- The number of seats in legislature and parliament
- Control of oil, gas and mineral exploration
- Production, monetary autonomy and Brunei's earlier investments
- Method of taxation
- Authority in education and welfare (sovereign wealth fund)
- Matters of religion and citizenship
- The security of Brunei, and the position of the Sultan
- The status of Brunei within the proposed new federation of Malaysia.
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- Stockwell, Anthony (2004). British Document on the End of Empire: Malaysia. Series B - Volume 8 "Conflict, deadlock and agreement". London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO). pp. 520, 659. ISBN 0-11-290581-1.
- Allen, J. de V.; Stockwell, Anthony J. (1980). Wright., Leigh R., ed. A collection of treaties and other documents affecting the states of Malaysia 1761–1963. Oceana Pubns. ISBN 978-0-379-00781-7.
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