MIMA Bulletin Volume 30 2022
This article is written with an aim to review and study the British strategies used during the colonisation of Malaya, which led to successful signing of several treaties that greatly benefitted the British East India Company (EIC). The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 was among the treaties that had a huge impact not only on the British, but also the people of Malaysia and Singapore, where the benefits are still enjoyed to this day. In two years (2024), it will be the 200th anniversary of the treaty signed between the Dutch and British. After nearly two centuries, the British colonisation strategies in Singapore through the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 were found to have truly helped the development of the country, the Straits of Malacca, as well as the surrounding regions. Although there were a myriad of studies and writings that claimed that the British colonisation was intended for the expansion of ideological policies, as well as ensuring the economic interests of the British only, in reality, the countries involved were able to reap the benefits as an effect of the colonisation.
Year Published: 2022