Usan dating and marriage customs
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 18.
Increasing antimony production in the region led the Brunei Sultanate to demand higher taxes, which ultimately led to civil unrest.
The head of state is the Governor, also known as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, while the head of government is the Chief Minister.
A popular alternative explanation is that it is a contraction of the four Malay words purportedly uttered by Pangeran Muda Hashim (uncle to the Sultan of Brunei), "Saya serah pada awak" (I surrender it to you), when he gave Sarawak to James Brooke, an English explorer in 1841.
The Brooke family generally practised a paternalistic form of government with minimal bureaucracy, but were pressured to establish some form of legal framework.