The day Sarawak was briefly an independent state


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  • Monday, 22 Jul 2013

KUCHING: The memory of what transpired that fateful day on July 22, 1963 still remains fresh in the minds of many senior citizens who lived through the historic time.

On that day, the last governor of the British Government, Sir Alexander Waddell, left the Astana and boarded a white sampan to cross the Sarawak River to hand over the government of Sarawak to its people.

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