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Does anyone know why Labuan - which is after all just a small island near Borneo - has a special status? What advantages does it have by this? Luis rib 15:42, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The advantage is to be a tax haven. --212.121.144.106 11:38, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Labuan came from the Malay word of "Labuhan"[edit]

In Malay word, "Labuhan" is Anchorage. I guess along the way it's pronounce as Labuan. Combining the "Per" and "Labuhan" will produce the word "Perlabuhan" which meant "Port" in English.

Independence Movement?[edit]

Can we get some outside citation for the Labuan "Independence Movement"? A cursory web search reveals NO evidence of any such movement or sentiment for one. Whether it is serious movement, tongue-in-cheek Conch Republic-style sentiment, or the aspiration of the entry writer, please cite a source and clarify. Without it, the section in question and the Labuan independence Movement should be deleted.

  • That's pretty clearly a hoax; Google has no relevant hits for "Morris Ramah Davidson Labuan" [1]. I deleted the section. | Keithlaw (talk) (contribs) 00:57, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Most sabahans understand that Labuan was ceded by the government of sabah under the chief ministership of Harris Salleh to the Federation of Malaysia under intense pressure and widespread protests by Sabahans.

Jawi forms[edit]

Jawi is not another language but an alternate orthography for Malay and is appropriate here (just as both character and pinyin forms for Chinese places or hangul and hanja for Korean ones). LuiKhuntek 04:47, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

why should there be jawi wordings for the name? the official language for malaysia and labuan is malay and the official written form of malay is in the roman alphabet.

is it? or really? Malay do not use jawi already ah?--60.52.87.191 17:25, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Please read Talk:Kuching about the matter. The concensus is Malay Jawi does not have a strong presence in the East Malaysia, hence the drop of the usage of Jawi in East Malaysia's articles. However, in Peninsular Malaysia's articles, the usage is stronger and therefore, Jawi writing is kept there. Cheers. --Zack2007 02:25, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

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