The role dan contribution of the British administration dan the capitalist in the North Borneo fishing indutry,1945-1963

Ismail Ali, (2009) The role dan contribution of the British administration dan the capitalist in the North Borneo fishing indutry,1945-1963. SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, 2 (2). p. 155. ISSN 1979-0112

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Abstract

Although the aims and roles played by the Crown Colony administration and the Chinese, Japanese and Hong Kong capitalists were different, the combination between the government and the capitalists was successful in redeveloping the North Borneo fishing industry after World War II (1939-1945). As for the capitalists, the Crown Colony administration’s policies – which avoided direct intervention in the fishing industry, specifically in the fishing and selling activities – had given them ample opportunity to gain a huge amount of profit. Therefore, it can be said that the roles and contributions of the British government, as well as the local and foreign capitalists, were only successful in redeveloping the North Borneo fishing industry after World War II, but did not succeed in improving the lives of the local fishermen. The conflict of interest, which rose from the question of economical and social obligations, resulted in the British administration acting as merely a “purveyor” of technology and fishing equipment for the fishermen and not contributing much towards helping the fishermen to find the means of getting these items. This allowed the local and foreign capitalists to fill the gap and to control the fishing industry by bringing in better fishing technology, exploiting the local fishermen by providing a credit system for the procurement of the fishing equipment and eventually transforming the local fishermen as merely a source of manpower.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crown Colony administration , the capitalists , North Borneo fishing industry , and transforming the local fishermen
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 04:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 04:02
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/20366

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