The Impact Of The Anglo-Dutch Treaty Of 1824

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The Anglo–Dutch Treaty of 1824 officially demarcated two territories which are Malaya and Dutch East Indies. Malaya was ruled by the United Kingdom while the Dutch East Indies was ruled by the Netherlands. Malaysia and Singapore are the successor states of Malaya and Indonesia is the successor state of the Dutch East Indies. The border between Indonesia and Malaysia became the line that divided the spheres of influence between the British and the Dutch ultimately. When the influence of the British East India Company was fading and the individual merchant was gaining more influence within Great Britain, the treaty came. The emphasis on territory and sphere of influence is consistent with former EIC policies in India and elsewhere. The existence of Singapore started to favor the new independent merchants and their house as the four-years long negotiations went on. Singapore was risen as a free port as this came at the heels of the end of the monopoly EIC had on the Malaya. How does the Anglo-Dutch treaty affect the development of law in Malaysia? Penang and Singapore were founded by the British in 1819 along with Melaka. They fell to the British as a trade-off under the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824, formed the Straits Settlement in 1826, a new charter, the Charter of Justice was introduced. A new court called 'The Court of Judicature of Prince of Wales ' Island, Singapore and Melaka" was created by this Charter. Penang in a sense had a second statutory reception of English law
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