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direct contact with them they are most friendly disposed towards it, and welcome a mode of Government which relieves them from oppressive and irregular taxation. But the aim of some of the Malays of the coast is to prejudice the natives against it by false accounts of the mode of rule, whereby they have been induced to attack members of tribes who have accepted the new regime; and it has then been necessary for the Government to punish them by force of arms, the result being the establishment of friendly relations with the conquered tribes, who soon recognise the error into which they have been led.
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