Please accept my apologies for the delay. On Friday, the day Episode 23 was supposed to go up, we had a death in our household. No, it was not a person or pet, thank God; it was our refrigerator. Everything else had to be put on hold until the refrigerator was replaced. Then, after that was done, I could finish recording this podcast episode. Today we see the British Empire get involved in Southeast Asia, and learn how they gained control over Malaya, Singapore, and part of Borneo.