ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any, and what, information has been received from the Consul General of Brunei, as to the forcible seizure of the Limbang River by the Rajah of Sarawak, against the formal protest of the Sultan of Brunei, the Native Chiefs, and the Brunei Malays; and, if so, what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
Her Majesty's Government have received no official information of the seizure of the Limbang River by the 700 Rajah of Sarawak; but they have been informed by the North Borneo Company that news to that effect has been received. Inquiries about the report will be made by telegraph. The matters involved are complicated, and are receiving the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.