SARAWAK CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

SARAWAK CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE. A person dressed in a British Colonial ceremonial the then British colonial governor of Sarawak Sir Alexander Waddell taking the salute in a parade depicting a historical event leading to the independence of Sarawak, Malaysia from the British 50 years ago. On July 22, 1963, the last British colonial governor Sir Alexander Waddell left the Astana and boarded a white sampan to cross the Sarawak River to hand over the administration of Sarawak to her own people. Photo courtesy Bernama Images.