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Labuan

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Labuan, authoritatively the Federal Territory of Labuan, is a government domain of Malaysia. It is comprised of the eponymous Labuan Island and six littler islands, and is situated off the bank of the territory of Sabah in East Malaysia. Labuan's capital is Victoria and is best known as a seaward money related focus offering worldwide monetary and business administrations through Labuan IBFC since 1990 and additionally being a seaward help center for deepwater oil and gas exercises in the area. It is additionally a vacationer goal for individuals going through Sabah, close-by Bruneians and scuba jumpers.

The name Labuan gets from the Malay word labuhan which implies harbour. Labuan is frequently alluded to as the pearl of Borneo. For three centuries from the fifteenth century, the north and west shoreline of Borneo including the island of Labuan was a piece of the Sultanate of Brunei. In the eighteenth century, Labuan pulled in British intrigue. James Brooke procured the island for Britain through the Treaty of Labuan with the Sultan of Brunei, Omar Ali Saifuddin II on 18 December 1846.

A British maritime officer, Rodney Mundy, visited Brunei with his ship HMS Iris to keep the Sultan in line until the point that the British Government settled on a ultimate conclusion to take the island and he took Pengiran Mumin to observer the island's promotion to the British Crown on 24 December 1846. A few sources express that amid the marking of the settlement, the Sultan had been undermined by a British naval force warship prepared to flame on the Sultan's royal residence in the event that he declined to sign the arrangement while another source says the island was surrendered to Britain as a reward for help with fighting privateers.

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