History

1800
Pirate Attacks
Pirate Attacks
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1800 Labuan was under the rule of Brunei became the shelter for the ships from storms and pirate attacks

1848
Free Trade Port
Free Trade Port
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1846 Labuan was officially handed over to British by Raja Muda Hasim pada 18 December 1846 and was declared as a free trade port.

1888
The Chartered Company
The Chartered Company
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1888 Labuans administration was handed over to British North Borneo Company which was known as The Chartered Company.

1907
Straits Statements
Straits Statements
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1907 Labuan was placed under the administration of Straits Settlements.

1942
Maida Island
Straits Statements
maida island

1942 The Japanese Army invaded Labuan and took control of the island. The name was later changed into Maida Island.

1945
General Masao Baba
General Maso Baba
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1945 General Masao Baba signed a surrender letter at Layang-layangan Beach in front of Jeneral Mejar George F. Wootten, 9th Division Commander of the Australian Allied Forces.

1947
Town Syndicate
Town Syndicate
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1947 Town Syndicate was founded to administer Labuan.

1984
Federal Territory
Federal Territory
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16 April 1984 Labuan was proclaimed as the Federal Territory of Labuan.

1990
IOFC
IOFC
8 Federal Territory iofc (1)

1 Oktober 1990 Labuan was pronounced as the International Offshore Financial Centre. (IOFC).

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