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Malaysia
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Location  Southeast Asia
Capital  Kuala Lumpur
Area  329,847 sq km
Population  31,809,660
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January

January 1


  • Malaysia became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), an organization commenced to deal with the rules of trade between nations, on 1 January 1995.[1]

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  • Malaysian footballer Faiz Subri won the FIFA Puskás Award in Zurich on 9 January 2017 and became the first Malaysian to claim the prize.
  • The Klang Valley MRT Project in Malaysia celebrated a major achievement on 9 January 2014 with the completion of tunnel boring work between Cochrane and Pasar Rakyat, with the breakthrough of the world’s first Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine.

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  • Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, was ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.
  • Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society of Malaysia, an ecotourism project with a social entrepreneurship focus, won the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations on 22 January 2014.[2]

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  • Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Central Bank of Malaysia, was established on January 26, 1959 under the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 1958. It is responsible to act as banker and adviser to the Government of Malaysia, issue currency and influence the country's credit situation.[3]

January 27


  • On 27 January 2012, Malaysia and Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in respect to the common guidelines concerning treatment of fishermen by maritime law enforcement agencies of the two countries. This came as good news for the long standing plight of the fishermen around the disputed border region between Indonesia and Malaysia.[4]

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  • The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) on 31 January 2013 announced renowned Hong Kong based Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh as the recipient of its Excellence in Asian Cinema Award to be presented at the 2013 Asian Film Awards (AFA) Presentation Ceremony.


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  • Malaysia and twelve other countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers on 6 February 2015 agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers.[5]

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  • Malaysian Under-23 football team won the Bangabandhu Gold Cup tournament on 8 February 2015 beating host Bangladesh 3-2 in the final.

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  • Malaysia made its debut at the Winter Olympics on 9 February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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  • Researchers from Malaysia and Japan have found dinosaur fossil teeth in the rural interiors of Pahang — the first known discovery of dinosaur remains in Malaysia. The discovery was announced on 18 February 2014.

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March

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  • Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or the Penang Second Bridge, Southeast Asia's longest bridge over water in Penang, Malaysia was officially opened on 1 March 2014. The total length of the bridge is 24 km (15 mi).[6]

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  • Malaysia retained its position as the top destination for Muslim travelers for the fifth consecutive year according to the annual Global Muslim Travel Index published by MasterCard and CresentRating on 4 March 2015.[7]

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  • Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng won the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize on 14 March 2013 for his novel The Garden of Evening Mists dealing with the aftermath of Japan’s wartime occupation of his country. Tan became the first Malaysian to claim this prestigious literature prize.[8]

March 15


  • Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh was appointed as a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) goodwill ambassador on 15 March 2016. Michelle will focus on raising awareness and mobilizing support for the recently-launched UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).[9]

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  • Malaysian actress Ng Meng Hui won the Best Newcomer award for her performance in "At the End of Daybreak" at the 4th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on March 22, 2010.

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  • Nisha Ayub, a leading advocate for transgender rights in Malaysia, was awarded the 2016 International Women of Courage Award at a ceremony on 29 March 2016 by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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  • With population estimates of Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) reduced to less than 100 individuals, a ground-breaking agreement to save the Critically Endangered species was reached on 4 April 2013 between representatives of the Malaysian and Indonesian governments. This is the first time the two countries join their efforts to address the dire state of the species, of which the last wild populations are believed to survive in Sumatra, western Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia.[10]

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  • Jun Hoong Cheong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia won gold in Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Diving at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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  • Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia won gold in Men's Singles Badminton at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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  • Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was named on Time magazine's 100 most influential people list on 17 April 2019.[11]
  • Malaysia and Turkey signed a free trade agreement on 17 April 2014 that is expected to boost bilateral trade and diplomatic ties between the two countries.[12]

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  • Malaysia Airlines on 18 April 2017 became the first carrier in the world to sign up for new satellite-tracking service with a group of aviation industry firms to monitor the flight paths of its aircraft anywhere in the world.[13]

April 19


  • Malaysian photographer Mohd Samsul Mohd Said won the first prize at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards in Current Affairs & News category.

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  • Leanne Goh of Malaysia on 25 April 2017 was appointed as the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018.

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  • US President Barack Obama on 26 April 2014 visited Malaysia - the first serving American leader to visit the country since 1966. The visit signals closer bilateral relations between the countries.[14]

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May

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  • Green Data Center LLP of Malaysia won the 2016 WSIS Prize for its project Asia Pacific Green Data Center Farm.[15]

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  • Malaysia's economy grew by 6.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014, driven by robust domestic demand and strong recovery in net exports.[16]
  • Faye Jong from Malaysia received the First Prize at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the Environmental Management Category for her project entitled 'Bio-Waste Materials as Eco-Friendly Mordant in Fabric Dye Process'.[17]

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  • A 29-year territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore ended on 23 May 2008 when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarded Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca to Singapore.[18]

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  • Dr Nazni Wasi Ahmad of Malaysia was awarded the 2018 WHO Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for her remarkable contributions to public health.

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  • Professor Ng Kwan Hoong from the University of Malaya in Malaysia received the prestigious 2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award in Prague, bestowed by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) based in the United Kingdom.[19]

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  • Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia was voted the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

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  • Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia won the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines award at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards.[20]

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  • Malaysian singer-producer Penny Tai was crowned Best Mandarin Female Singer title at the 2014 Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan for her album Unexpected.

June 29


  • Heidy Quah of Malaysia received the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award for her commitment to championing refugee issues in Malaysia.

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  • The UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee named Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca, in Malaysia as a World Heritage Site in 2008. Developed over 500 years the sites and buildings on the Straits of Malacca demonstrate the trade and cultural exchanges between the Malay, Asian, Portuguese, British and Dutch.[21]

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  • A team of international scientists, including researchers from Malaysia, has developed the world's first vaccine against dengue fever seen to provide moderate protection in large-scale trials. Their study was published in the Lancet journal on 11 July 2014.[22]

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  • Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia was named as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the 10th successive year at the prestigious 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards.[23]

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  • Weightlifter Mohammed Hafifi Mansor won the first gold medal for Malaysia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the 69kg class.[24]

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  • On 2 August 2012, Malaysia and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tackling trans-border crimes that covers law enforcement, training, scientific research and exchange of technology. The MoU was the fourth document on security cooperation signed by Malaysia with its foreign strategic partners after Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and United States.

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  • Malaysian author Zen Cho’s “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again” received the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Novelette on 18 August 2019.

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  • The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers are 451.9 m or 1,483 ft tall. The buildings were officially opened on August 28th, 1999.[25]

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  • Malaysian cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang won the gold medal in the men’s cycling track sprint at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on 30 August 2018.

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  • Malaysian sailor Fauzi Kaman Shah won open Laser 4.7 sailing gold at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on 31 August 2018.


September

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  • Malaysia won its seventh gold in the Asian Games through the men's team squash after defeating Hong Kong, China 2-1 in Jakarta on 1 September 2018.

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  • The 1998 Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 September to 21 September 1998. Malaysia was the first Asian country to host the games.[26]

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  • A new Creative Productivity Index developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Malaysia as the eleventh most efficient country in the Asia and Pacific region at turning creative inputs into tangible innovation, as revealed on 12 September 2014.[27]

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  • Lutfi Fadil Lokman of Malaysia, who founded and acts as the CEO of Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB), a youth-led organization with a mission to build healthcare facilities serving underprivileged communities, was recognized as one of the 2016 UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Malaysia ranked as the 18th most competitive country in the world, according to a World Economic Forum report released on 30 September 2015. This report, provides insight into the drivers of a country’s productivity and prosperity, suggests Malaysia has been nurturing innovation and talent.[28]


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  • Malaysia and Canada have signed a security agreement - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on 6 October 2013 - that will enhance security cooperation between the two countries and help address the threats of terrorism, human smuggling and organized crime in Southeast Asia and beyond.

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  • Malaysian orthopedic surgeon Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor became the first Malaysian astronaut to travel into space when he was launched to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-10 on October 10, 2007.[29]

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  • Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty and halt pending executions, as announced by the Law Minister Liew Vui Keong on 11 October 2018.

October 12


  • Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia won the Women's Singles Gold Badminton gold at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.[30]

October 13


  • Malaysia was announced as the winner of the 2011 Vettor Giusti Tourism Poster Competition under the East Asia and the Pacific region category at the 19th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The competition is held every two years on the occasion of the UNWTO General Assembly and is an opportunity for member states to promote their destinations around the world.[31]

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  • Malaysia was elected as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council on 16 October 2014 for the years 2015-2016.[32]

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  • Wai Fen Yong of Malaysia was awarded the 2016 Green Talent prize by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for her research focus on developing sustainable materials and membrane technologies for biogas separation, industrial air purification, haze removal and air quality control.[33]

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  • Malaysia Airlines, the flag carrier of Malaysia, won the prestigious awards at the 17th World Travel Awards ceremony on November 7, 2010 as Asia's Leading Airline and Asia's Leading Airline Business Class.[34]

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  • Malaysia ranked tenth in the 2015 Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index which measures each country's charitable behavior.[35]

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  • Researchers from Malaysia and Japan have found a 140-million-year-old dinosaur tooth in Pahang state of Malaysia, as revealed on 13 November 2014.

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  • Gunung Mulu National Park of Malaysia, on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, is the most studied tropical karst area in the world. The park was included as World Heritage Site by UNESCO on November 30, 2000.[36]


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  • African and Asian states, including Malaysia, reached a deal in Botswana on 3 December 2013 to crack down on the illegal ivory trade. The agreement was reached at the African Elephant Summit convened by the government of Botswana and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).[37]

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  • Prime Minister of Malaysia and Sultan of Brunei on 8 December 2013 officially opened a bridge at the Malaysia-Brunei common border. The bridge linking Temburong, Brunei, and Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia is expected to facilitate trade, tourism and cut travel time between nations.[38]

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  • Malaysia won two prizes at the 2014 Asia Television Awards in Singapore, with one going to actress Puteri Balqis Azizi for best actress in a leading role in the telemovie Balqis. The other award for best general entertainment program went to dance competition reality show Battleground 2013 - The Space.

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  • Malaysia won the 2010 AFF Cup or ASEAN Football Championship on 29 December 2010 with a total of 4-2 over Indonesia in the final matches. The two-legged AFF Cup was in favor of Malaysia with a 3-0 win in the first leg and losing 2-1 to Indonesia in the second leg.

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