1979 in Malaysia

1979 in Malaysia

1979 in Malaysia
22 years of the nationhood


Federal level

*Yang di-Pertuan Agong:
**Sultan Yahya Petra (until 29 March)
**Sultan Ahmad Shah (from 29 March)
*Raja Permaisuri Agong:
**Raja Perempuan Zainab (until 29 March)
**Tengku Ampuan Afzan (from 29 March)
*Prime Minister: Tun Hussein Onn
*Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Dr Mahathir Mohammad

tate level

*Sultan of Johor: Sultan Ismail
*Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
*Sultan of Kelantan:
**Tengku Ismail Petra (Regent until 29 April)
**Sultan Ismail Petra (from 29 March)
*Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Putra
*Sultan of Perak: Sultan Idris Shah II
*Sultan of Pahang: Tengku Abdulah (Regent from 29 March)
*Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
*Sultan of Terengganu:
**Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah (until 20 September)
**Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah (from 20 September)
*Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Jaafar (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
*Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang: Tun Sardon Jubir
*Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Malacca: Tun Syed Zahiruddin bin Syed Hassan
*Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin
*Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Mohd Adnan Robert


*February - Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) is established.
*29 March - Sultan Yahya Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Petra of Kelantan the Yang di-Pertuan Agong dies. His body was brought back to Kelantan and laid to rest at Kelantan royal mausoleum, Langgar, Kota Bharu.
*29 March - Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang is elected as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
*April - Malaysia become the world's largest exporter of semiconductor industry.
*April - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan opened its factories in Shah Alam, Selangor.
*7 May - RTM2 starts colour television broadcasts.
*22 May - The Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad is founded
*September - Opening of the Karak Highway and Genting Sempah Tunnel.

National Day

Main theme

Bersatu Berdisiplin, meaning united and disciplined



*Maya Karin — Malaysian singers and actress
*Siti Nurhaliza — Malaysian no.1 singers
*Shahrul Ezam Borhan — Malaysian no.1 physician
*Que Haidar — Malaysian actors
*Vince Chong — Malaysian 1st Reality TV Star
*Shahrul Nizam Musa — Malaysian, Bandar Setia Alam
*Ana Liza Asnawi — Malaysian, Bandar Setia Alam
*Yu Heng — Malaysia Famous Composer Singer
*Daphene Iking — Malaysian celebrities
*Mohd Amin Ariffin — Malaysian, Pantai Dalam
*Mohd Hisyam Kamaruzzaman — Malaysian, Shah Alam MetroASEA's Property Manager


*Tun V.T Sambanthan — former MIC president and Minister of Works and Communications
*Ibrahim Hj Yaacob — Malayan politician and founder of the Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM) (Young Malay Union)
*Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah of Terengganu and 4th Yang di-Pertuan Agong
*Sir Gerald Templer — former British High Commissioner in Malaya

See also

* 1979
* 1978 in Malaysia | 1980 in Malaysia
* History of Malaysia

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