Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kawang War in 1885



The Kawang War called 'Amok' happened well before Mat Salleh burned down Jesselton on 1897, a time difference of about 12 years in 1885, again the result of a misunderstanding between the local Bajau Community and the British Chartered Company Resident and the Police Chief De Fontaine. 1885 therefore was the earliest time that the local community had risen against the British Chartered Company who had wanted to catch the Murut Chief in Tenom but was unsuccessful.

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