[226] This abundance of medical services has made Sarawak a medical tourism destination for visitors from neighbouring Brunei and Indonesia. [79] This made Sarawak the only state in Malaysia to hold state elections separate from the national parliamentary elections since 1979. [83][84] The political climate in the state was stable until the 1987 Ming Court Affair, a political coup initiated by Abdul Taib Mahmud's uncle to topple the Taib-led BN coalition. [50] After the surrender of Japan, the Japanese surrendered to the Australian forces at Labuan on 10 September 1945. The state government is constituted by the chief minister, the cabinet ministers and their assistant ministers. In 1839, James Brooke, a British explorer, arrived in Sarawak. [293] However, during the chieftainship of Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, the Constitution of Sarawak was amended to make the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the head of Islam in Sarawak and empower the state assembly to pass laws regarding Islamic affairs. It aims to overcome the low priority and coverage of Peninsular-based media and to solidify the representation of Sarawak, and generally of East Malaysia. Population of Sarawak increased from 2,407.7 thousands in 2008 to 2,767.6 thousands in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 1.56%. Sibu port, located 113 kilometres (70 mi) from the river's mouth, is the main hub along the Rajang River mainly handling timber products. [302][303], In the years before federation, the colonial government recognised that British education and indigenous culture was influencing a new generation of Iban teachers. [75], To protect the interests of the Sarawakians in the Malaysian federation, special safeguards have been included in the Constitution of Malaysia. Jackson (1968:41) remarked that, Sarawak is … This council is the oldest state legislative assembly in Malaysia, with the first General Council meeting taking place at Bintulu in 1867. In the Iban language this name means "Upriver People," reflecting the location these tribes settled in;[112] most of them reside near the drainage basin of the Baram River. Female population of Sarawak increased from 1,255 thousands in 2013 to 1,324.3 thousands in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 1.35%. He, and his descendants, governed the state from 1841 to 1946. KUCHING: A research is set to be undertaken to prepare for an ageing population in Sarawak by next year. By that time Brooke's control of Sarawak was such that defences were largely unnecessary. This classification grants them special privileges in education, jobs, finance, and political positions. [326] In 2019, both Sabah and Sarawak Sports Ministries work together to establish the East Malaysia Sports Commission to facilitate the organisation of more sports programmes in the two territories including other places in the Borneo islands. frame|Map of Sarawak in Malaysia ==Cities== However, this case has served as a precedent, leading to more NCR being upheld by the high court in the following years. After the war, the last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke, ceded Sarawak to Britain, and in 1946 it became a British Crown Colony. [314] Sarawak is the only state in Malaysia to declare the Gawai Dayak celebration a public holiday. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. 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Weng, who had moved to China in the mid-1960s but nonetheless retained control of the CCO, pushed for a continued armed insurrection against the government in spite of this agreement. These include: control over immigration in and out of the state as well as the residence status of non-Sarawakians and non-Sabahans, limitations on the practice of law to resident lawyers, independence of the Sarawak High Court from the High Court Peninsular Malaysia, a requirement that the Sarawak Chief Minister be consulted prior to the appointment of the chief judge of the Sarawak High Court, the existence of Native Courts in Sarawak and the power to levy sales tax. [295] For the Penan people, one of the last tribes to still be practising a nomadic lifestyle within the jungle, outside influence, particularly education, has resulted in a significant decline in the population that practice the nomadic lifestyle. Sarawak is a Malaysian state. The generally-accepted explanation of the state's name is that it is derived from the Sarawak Malay word serawak, which means antimony. World and regional statistics, national data, maps and rankings, Discover new signals and insights from leading alternative and fundamental data providers, Latest releases of new datasets and data updates from different sources around the world. A New Analysis of Population History in Sabah and Sarawak Hashom Mohd Hakim, 1 2 *Japareng Lalung, 2 Suresh Narayanen, 3 Nasha Rodziadi Khaw, 3 Geoffrey Keith Chambers, 4 and Hisham Atan Edinur 5 The third region is the mountainous region along the Sarawak–Kalimantan border, where a number of villages such as Bario, Ba'kelalan, and Usun Apau Plieran are located. Specific terms were used to refer to those who belonged to particular social strata, such as the raja berani (rich and the brave), orang mayuh (ordinary people), and ulun (slaves). In 1960, the overall literacy rate was 25%, with a heavy slant in the literacy rate towards the Chinese population, 53%, compared with that of indigenous peoples which was substantially lower, only 17%. [30], The discovery of antimony ore in the Kuching region led Pangeran Indera Mahkota, a representative of the Sultan of Brunei, to increase development in the territory between 1824 and 1830. [266] Chinese settlers in Sarawak were not limited to any one area. The Orang Ulu have about 30 different language dialects. Economic development continued, with oil wells drilling from 1910 and the Brooke Dockyard opening two years later. Generally, the leader of the party that commands the majority of the state Legislative Assembly is appointed as the chief minister; democratically elected representatives are known as state assemblymen. Quick data summaries and visualizations on trending industry, political, and socioeconomic topics from Knoema’s database. [218] The state owned Hornbill Skyways is an aviation company that largely provides private chartered flights and flight services for public servants. [249] However, this population is distributed over a large area resulting in Sarawak having the lowest population density in the country with only 20 people per km2. [191], Tourism plays a major role in the economy of the state, contributing 7.89% of the state's GDP in 2016. The largest among the 13 states, with an area almost equal to that of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak is located in northwest Borneo Island, and is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sabah to the northeast, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of Borneo) to the south, and Brunei in the north. Sarawak is a Malaysian state. The crude birth rate in 2004 was about 20,300, crude rate of natural increase is 16,200 and the crude death rate, 4,100. The last Census was conducted in 2010 and the next Census is expected to be carried out in 2020. The open house tradition allows other ethnic groups to join in the celebrations. Borneo is home to nearly 18 million people, nearly doubling since 1980. The Sarawak Gazette, published by the Brooke government, recorded a variety of news relating to economics, agriculture, anthropology, archaeology, began circulation in 1870 and continues in modern times. [59][60] On 23 October 1962, five political parties in Sarawak formed a united front that supported the formation of Malaysia. [35] The Brooke family generally practised a paternalistic form of government with minimal bureaucracy, but were pressured to establish some form of legal framework. [177], Electricity in Sarawak, supplied by the state-owned Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB),[178] is primarily sourced from traditional coal fired power plants and thermal power stations using LNG,[178][179] but diesel based sources and hydroelectricity are also utilised. [252] The latter two are among the more than 40 sub-ethnic groups of Sarawak, many of whom still inhabit remote areas and are referred to as Orang Asal. Sarawak had a population of 2.07 million. Away from the coast, territorial wars were fought between the Iban and a Kenyah-Kayan alliance. [79][note 6][80] Stephen Kalong Ningkan was the first Chief Minister of Sarawak from 1963 to 1966 following his landslide victory in local council elections. The population shows great ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and religious diversity. [212] Despite being a major highway, the condition of the road is poor leading to numerous accidents and fatalities. Raj of Sarawak 1841–1941; 1945–1946 [280][281][282], Although the official form of Malay, Bahasa Malaysia, is spoken by the government administration, it is used infrequently in colloquial conversation. Sarawak also has some of the lowest population growth in Malaysia. [53] Sarawak was immediately placed under British Military Administration and managed by Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) until April 1946. Note: Population data for Serian Division not including Siburan subdistrict which was formerly a part of Kuching Division. (Source:Yearbook of Statistics,2005 ) [254], The registration for, and issuing of, National identity cards, a legally required document for accessing various services, to these remote tribes has been problematic for many years,[255] and in the past had even resulted in a large number of people from the Penan ethnic group being rendered effectively stateless. [180] In early 2016, SEB signed Malaysia's first energy export deal to supply electricity to neighbouring West Kalimantan in Indonesia. It has a population of 20.1 million people. Other types of stone that can be found in central and northern Sarawak are shale, sandstone, and chert. [58] In 1950 all anti-cession movements in Sarawak ceased after a clamp-down by the colonial government. KOTA PADAWAN: No single race dominates the population of Sarawak and thus, no single race can rule the state, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pix). The Bidayuh language, with six major dialects, is spoken by 10 per cent of the population. The state is divided into several administrative divisions including Sibu, Miri, Limbang, Kapit, Kuching, Sri Aman, Mukah, Betong, Although considered one people, their language is regionally distinct resulting in dialects that are unintelligible to Bidayuh from outside the immediate locale,[272] resulting in English and Malay being the lingua franca. The icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, nationality, ethnic group). [185][186] The Regional Corridor Development Authority is the government agency responsible for managing SCORE. Contents: Subdivision. [188] Samalaju will be developed as an industrial park,[189] with Tanjung Manis as a halal food hub,[190] and Mukah as the administrative centre for SCORE with a focus on resource-based research and development. The city is a major gateway for travelers to other parts of Borneo and is also noted as a major food destination. [275][note 9] Despite official policy, Sarawak opposition members argue that English remained the de facto official language of Sarawak. [209] The busiest seaport at Bintulu is under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian federal government and mainly handles LNG products and regular cargo. An appeals court and Courts of Kadi were also formed. of Statistic, Malaysia, 1996). Edit Profile; Receive email updates; Statistics; Login The population development of Kuching as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images). [242] Previously, only Chinese students were enrolled in these schools, but mobility of the workforce has led to increasing turnover of students as parents move to other areas for employment. [111] The Miri Division in eastern Sarawak is the region of Neogene strata containing organic rich rock formations which are the prolific oil and gas reserves. Sarawak has a low-lying and heavily indented [135] Matang Wildlife Centre, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary[136] are noted for their orangutan protection programmes. The Bidayuh are indigenous to the areas that comprise the modern day divisions of Kuching and Samarahan. They were placed on your computer when you launched this website. [112] A total of its 45.5 kilometres (28.3 mi) coastline have been eroding. [121] Hilly terrain accounts for much of the inhabited land and is where most of the cities and towns are found. Sarawak Population The Population and Housing Census is conducted once in every 10 years by Department of Statistics Malaysia. [234], With the establishment of SCORE and the associated potential of 1.6 million more jobs by 2030,[241] the state government allocated RM1 billion from 2016 to 2020 to a Skills Development Fund for vocational education. Sarawak’s culture is truly colorful, with more than 40 tribes and sub-ethnic groups. The last Census was conducted in 2010 and the next Census is expected to be carried out in 2020. Rajang River is the longest river in Malaysia; Bakun Dam, one of the largest dams in Southeast Asia, is located on one of its tributaries, the Balui River. [157][158] Sarawak's mega-dam policies, such as the Bakun Dam and Murum Dam projects, have submerged thousands of hectares of forest and displaced thousands of indigenous people. [162] Through the course of 2016 over 2 million acres of forest, much of it in orangutan habitats, were declared protected areas. [70][71], The head of the Sarawak state is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (also known as TYT or Governor), a largely symbolic position appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the advice of the Malaysian federal government. [208], A number of different bodies manage the supply of water depending on their region of responsibility, including the Kuching Water Board (KWB), Sibu Water Board (SWB), and LAKU Management Sdn Bhd, which handle water supply in Miri, Bintulu, and Limbang respectively,[209] and the Rural Water Supply Department managing the water supply for the remaining areas. [72][94] There are a total of 26 sub-districts in Sarawak all under the jurisdiction of the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. [267], During the Brooke era, Sarawak Malays were predominantly fishermen,[266] leading to their villages being concentrated along river banks. [318][319] The state is also known for its Sarawak layer cake dessert. [143] Bako National Park, the oldest national park in Sarawak, is known for its 275 proboscis monkeys,[144] and Padawan Pitcher Garden for its various carnivorous pitcher plants. The non-Muslim indigenous communities are collectively called Dayaks – most of whom are Christians or practise animist beliefs – and they account for about 40 per cent of Sarawak’s inhabitants. Confirmed and recovered cases, deaths, alternative data on economic activities, customer behavior, supply chains, and more. [137][138] Talang–Satang National Park is notable for its turtle conservation initiatives. 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Popular attractions are the numerous national parks, the indigenous tribes, Kuching and Semenggoh. [67] Negotiations were restarted between Malaysia and Indonesia and led to the end of the confrontation on 11 August 1966. Following the formation of Malaysia, the regiment was absorbed into the Malaysian military forces and is now known as the Royal Ranger Regiment. The Sarawak Chinese are predominantly Buddhists and Christians. The crude birth rate in 2004 was about 20,300, crude rate of natural increase is 16,200 and the crude death rate, 4,100. [46] Charles Vyner Brooke, the last Rajah of Sarawak, had already left for Sydney, Australia; his officers were captured by the Japanese and interned at the Batu Lintang camp. [54][55], Lacking the resources to rebuild Sarawak after the war, Charles Vyner Brooke decided to cede Sarawak as British Crown Colony and a Cession Bill was put forth in the Council Negri (now Sarawak State Legislative Assembly), which was debated for three days. This election marked the beginning of ethnic Melanau domination in Sarawak politics by Abdul Rahman Ya'kub and Abdul Taib Mahmud. In 1994, Sarawak General Hospital Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology & Palliative Care instituted an at-home care, or hospice care, program for cancer patients. The People of Borneo. [244], Sarawak is home to three public universities – Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Teknologi Mara at Kota Samarahan, and Universiti Putra Malaysia – as well as the private Curtin University, Malaysia and Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. [79][note 10], The location and history of Sarawak has resulted in a broad diversity of ethnicity, culture and languages. [77], Major political parties in Sarawak can be divided into three categories: native non-Muslim, native Muslim, and non-native; parties, however, may also include members from more than one group. [209], Sarawak is served by a number of airports with Kuching International Airport, located south west of Kuching, being the largest. The Iban language, which has minor regional variations, is the most widely spoken native language, with 34 per cent of the Sarawak population speaking it as a first language. Evangelizing first took place among the Chinese immigrants before spreading to indigenous animists. [72][94][95], On 26 November 2015, it was announced that the Kuching Division district of Serian would become Sarawak's 12th division and it had officiated by Adenan Satem at its formal creation on 11 April 2015. While the ethnic Chinese originate from a variety of backgrounds and speak many different dialects such as Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Fuzhou, and Teochew, they also converse in Malaysian Mandarin. Negri is empowered to make provisions for regulating Islamic affairs... (page 86), Pandian, 2014. it became the primary means of passing culture, history, and valued traditions. The population of Sarawak.. [Chee Kheung Lam] Home. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. [111] At highland areas, the temperature can vary from 16 °C (61 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) during the day and as low as 11 °C (52 °F) during the night. It was shown in the 1995 statistic that Sabah has 2 million population, the fourth highest populated state in terms of number among the 13 states and territory of federation (source: Dept. [251], Urban populations consist predominantly of Malays, Melanaus, Chinese, and a small population of urban Ibans and Bidayuhs who migrated from their home villages seeking employment. The population of Bintulu Division (year 2000 census) was 179,600. They celebrate major cultural festivals such as Hungry Ghost Festival and the Chinese New Year much as their ancestors did. Search and explore the world’s largest statistical database to find data. The conflict continued mostly in the Rajang Delta region but eventually ended when, on 17 October 1990, the NKCP signed a peace agreement with the Sarawak government. [19], Sultanate of Sarawak 1599–1641 [34] Humidity is usually high, exceeding 68 per cent, with annual rainfall varying between 330 centimetres (130 in) and 460 centimetres (180 in) for up to 220 days a year. In comparison, mobile telecommunication uptake in Sarawak was comparable to the national average, 93.3% against a national average of 94.2%, and on par with neighbouring Sabah. The defeat at Plaman Mapu ultimately resulted in the fall of Sukarno and he was replaced by Suharto as president of Indonesia. However, Sarawak didn't have its own true TV station until 10 October 2020, when it launched TV Sarawak, thus becoming the first region in Malaysia to own its TV station and marking the comeback to the broadcasting world 15 years after. [99] In 2014, 58% of the population resided in urban areas with the remainder in rural areas, but over the next 10 years it is predicted that the urban population would rise to 65%. [79][note 8] This new status given to the Malay language was further reinforced by new education standards transitioning curriculum to Malay. [44], A centenary celebration of Brooke rule in Sarawak was held in 1941. (page 98), The first Communist group to be formed in Sarawak ... (page 95), Alastair, 1993. The Street Party displays the passion of Mirians towards our love to the Country through participating in various outdoor sport events and the highlight is the street party complete with varied entertainment which runs beyond midnight. BACKGROUND INFORMATION State of Sarawak 1 Facts on Sarawak 2 Basic Statistics 3 Exchange Rates 3 State Government 4 Sarawak : Administrative Divisions and Districts 5 - 6 Sarawak : Land Use Classification, 2011 7 Sarawak : Natural Resources 8 Key Summary Statistics of Malaysia Population 2010 9 Sarawak : Population, Average Growth Rate, Area, Living Quarters & Male population of Sarawak increased from 1,353.1 thousands in 2013 to 1,443.3 thousands in … [81] Sarawak originally held state elections together with national parliamentary elections. [193] A number of different organisations, both state and private, are involved in the promotion of tourism in Sarawak: the Sarawak Tourism Board is the state body responsible for tourism promotion in the state, various private tourism groups are united under the Sarawak Tourism Federation, and the Sarawak Convention Bureau is responsible for attracting conventions, conferences, and corporate events which are held in the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching. Sarawak currently records a strong financial performance with an income surplus for several years in a row, which resulted in RM22.0 billion of state reserves at the end of 2013. International rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Sarawak state’s issuer rating in March 2012 to “A3 / Stable Outlook” and Standard & Poor maintains its “A- / Stable Outlook “ rating on Sarawak. [18], Sarawak is nicknamed "Land of the Hornbills" (Bumi Kenyalang). Like many other indigenous peoples, the majority of the Bidayuh have been converted to Christianity,[112] [278][279] In 2015, Chief Minister Adenan Satem reinstated English as an official language. [102][103], The Malaysian government has a number of border disputes with neighbouring countries, of which several concern Sarawak. [112] A number of rivers flow through Sarawak, with the Sarawak River being the main river flowing through Kuching. A year later, he formulated the "Sarawak Law" which foreshadowed the formulation of his (and Darwin's) theory of evolution by natural selection three years later. [105] This was however denied by the second Foreign Minister of Brunei Lim Jock Seng, stating the issue was never discussed during the meeting. [113] In 1961, Sarawak including neighbouring Sabah, which had been included in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) through the participation of the United Kingdom, became joint associate members of the IMO. [38] To guard against future uprisings, a series of forts were constructed to protect Kuching, including Fort Margherita, completed in 1871. Geological formation of the central and northern regions started during the late Cretaceous period. The 1978 Majlis Islam Bill enabled the setting up of Syariah Courts in Sarawak with jurisdictions over matrimonial, child custody, betrothal, inheritance, and criminal cases in the state. Sarawak is divided into administrative divisions and districts, governed by a system that is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and was the earliest state legislature system in Malaysia. [26][27] It was also during this time that witnessed the birth of the Sultanate of Sarawak, a local kingdom that lasted for almost half a century before being reunited with Brunei in 1641. [248], Sub-ethnic groups of Dayak in Sarawak (2014)[8], The 2015 census of Malaysia reported a population of 2,636,000 in Sarawak, making it the fourth most populous state. However, this population is distributed over a large area resulting in Sarawak having the lowest population density in the country with only 20 people per km . [159][160] Since 2013, the proposed Baram Dam project has been delayed due to ongoing protests from local indigenous tribes. Kuching is located on the banks of the Sarawak River where it occupies an area of 431 square km. [38] Members of the local community were encouraged by the Brooke regime to focus on particular functions within the territory: the Ibans and other Dayak people were hired as militia while Malays were primarily administrators. Those who settled in Kuching did so near the Sarawak River in an area that is now referred to as Chinatown. It comprises the northwestern part of the island of Borneo and is bounded by the sultanate of Brunei and Sabah (Malaysia) on the north and by Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) on the east and south. With such provisions, Islamic policies can be formulated in Sarawak and the establishment of Islamic state agencies is possible. However, the coup was unsuccessful and Taib retained his position as chief minister. During the celebration, a new constitution was introduced that would limit the power of the Rajah and grant the Sarawak people a greater role in the functioning of government. The government, tending to oversimplify the situation in Sarawak and Sabah, officially recognizes only some of the dozens of ethnolinguistic groups in those two states. Most of the population now lives in larger towns and cities, but there are still a significant number living in the traditional long houses in remote areas. In Sarawak, the Dayaks as a whole can be subdivided into numerous group. [147] The Sarawak Forest Department was established in 1919 to conserve forest resources in the state. Empire of Japan 1942–1945 Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. The northeast monsoon occurs between November and February, bringing heavy rainfall while the southwest monsoon, which occurs between March and October, brings somewhat less rainfall. Our tools allow individuals and organizations to discover, visualize, model, and present their data and the world’s data to facilitate better decisions and better outcomes. [65][66] Thousands of Sarawak communist members went into Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, and underwent training with the Communist Party of Indonesia. [1] Traditionally fishermen, these seafaring people chose to form settlements on the banks of the many rivers of Sarawak. [111], There are thirty national parks,[123] among which are Niah with its eponymous caves,[124] the highly developed ecosystem around Lambir Hills,[125] and the World Heritage Site of Gunung Mulu. But even among the Bidayuh, there are six major dialects and their speakers may not understand one another. 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