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      • Not much is known of Sabah's early prehistory. Archeological finds are rare but it must be presumed that as early as 40,000 years ago modern man has already roamed the jungles of North Borneo . By the 9th century AD., Sabah, then under various chieftains, traded with China and later the Spanish and Portuguese.
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  2. History of Sabah - Wikipedia

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    The history of Sabah can be traced back to about 23–30,000 years ago when evidence suggests the earliest human settlement in the region existed. The history is interwoven with the history of Brunei and the history of Malaysia, which Sabah was previously part of and is currently part of respectively.

  3. Discover Sabah - History

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    Prehistory and Early History Not much is known of Sabah's early prehistory. 40,000 years ago modern man has already roamed the jungles of North Borneo. By the 9th century AD., Sabah, then under various

  4. The history of Sabah can be traced back to about 23–30,000 years ago when evidence suggests the earliest human settlement in the region existed. The history is interwoven with the history of Brunei and the history of Malaysia, which Sabah was previously part of and is currently part of respectively.

  5. The claim to Sabah: A historical perspective | ABS-CBN News

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    Mar 07, 2013 · MANILA, Philippines -- The issue of who rightfully owns North Borneo, or Sabah as people has come to know it, stems all the way back to the 1600s, Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) Undersecretary Manuel "Manolo" Quezon III said.

  6. Jun 05, 2013 · The Philippine claim to Sabah was formally filed in 1961 at The United Nations during the administration of President Diosdado Macapagal (1961-1965) based on historical and legal claims. President Ferdinand Marcos assumed presidency in 1965.

  7. The Filipino Refugees and Undocumented Immigrants in Sabah: A ...

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    Jan 11, 2021 · The Philippines claim to Sabah is real. It was supported by the Macapagal administration and was based on the “interpretation of the Sulu grant to Von Overbeck and Dent of January 22, 1878, as a lease and not a cession” (482). However, Sabah was finally incorporated into the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.

  8. Why Are Malaysia and the Philippines Fighting Over Sabah?

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    Sep 16, 2020 · Ownership over Sabah remained a contested issue between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In 1963, Malaysia provoked the anger of the Philippines and Indonesia when it unilaterally decided to include Sabah in their territory. In a plebiscite, the Malaysian government asked Sabah residents to choose where they should belong.

  9. North Borneo dispute - Wikipedia

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    The Philippines, presenting itself as the successor state of the Sultanate of Sulu, retains a "dormant claim" on Eastern Sabah on the basis that the territory was only leased to the British North Borneo Company in 1878, with the sovereignty of the Sultanate (and subsequently the Republic) over the territory never having been relinquished.

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