An 1847 portrait of James Brooke, the first Rajah of Sarawak, by Francis Grant. Photo: Getty Images

A ‘White Rajah’ returns to Malaysia’s Sarawak, but this time to serve

  • The Brookes ruled Sarawak for a century until 1946, and are credited with building it into a modern state with its own government and constitution
  • Jason Brooke, a sixth-generation descendant of James Brooke, the first Rajah, is looking to preserve the state’s heritage and his family’s identity
Topic |   Malaysia
An 1847 portrait of James Brooke, the first Rajah of Sarawak, by Francis Grant. Photo: Getty Images
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