Academic journal article Borneo Research Bulletin

The Brunei Revolt

Academic journal article Borneo Research Bulletin

The Brunei Revolt

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The half-century anniversary of the Brunei Revolt of 8 December 1962 will soon be approaching. Various accounts have been written, but they have often lacked independence and freedom from "party line" influence. There is also a large amount of personal recollection, and private documentation--but both are being diminished annually by death.

I recently brought the matter up at a Sarawak Association meeting earlier in the year and one possibility which I would like to propose would be to hold a meeting of persons interested at the forthcoming Borneo Research Council's biennial meetings in Kota Kinabalu. I have therefore written to offer this proposal to Dr. Jacqueline PughKitingan, Kadazandusun Chair, Universiti Sabah Malaysia, the principal BRC 2008 organizer.

I do not think that it would be appropriate for anyone to deliver a paper on the Revolt at the BRC 2008 meetings, but it could be the occasion for a promotion of a project to be undertaken in the next couple of years, leading to a publication in 2010--soundly academic and free from political influence. I would be happy to take part in this promotion. …

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