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1963 in Malaysia

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Decades:  1960s 1970s 1980s
1963 in Malaysia
See also:  Other events of 1963 Timeline of Malaysian history

1963 in Malaysia
6 years of the nationhood


Federal level

  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Tuanku Syed Putra of Perlis
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tuanku Budriah of Perlis
  • Prime Minister: Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Datuk Abdul Razak
  • State level

  • Sultan of Johor: Sultan Ismail
  • Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
  • Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Yahya Petra
  • Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin (Regent)
  • Sultan of Perak:
  • Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah (until 4 January)
  • Sultan Idris Shah II (from 5 January)
  • Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Abu Bakar
  • Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
  • Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  • Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Munawir
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang: Raja Tun Uda
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Malacca:
  • Tun Leong Yew Koh (until August)
  • Tun Haji Abdul Malek bin Yusuf (from August)
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Abang Haji Openg
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Datu Mustapha
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Singapore: Yusuf Ishak
  • (Source: Malaysian Department of Informations)


  • May – A&W's first store in Asia Pacific and Malaysia opened at Kuala Lumpur's Batu Road.
  • June – Shah Alam is established as a planned city.
  • 27 July – The Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation began. The war breaks out.
  • 11 March – The National Language Act 1963 has been gazetted.
  • 31 August – The Muzium Negara (National Museum) officially opened.
  • 16 SeptemberFederation of Malaysia formed through the merging of the Federation of Malaya and the British crown colony of Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak.
  • 7:30 am – The Proclamation of Malaysia are held in Kuala Lumpur (Peninsula Malaysia), Singapore, Kuching (Sarawak) and Kota Kinabalu (Sabah).
  • 14 November – The National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara) was officially opened.
  • 21 November – The Malaysian Houses of Parliament officially opened.
  • 28 December – The launch of Television Malaysia by Tunku Abdul Rahman.
  • Births

  • July 7 – Jamal Jamaluddin - Sinar FM radio announcer
  • Deaths

  • Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah of Perak
  • Charles Vyner Brooke - Last White Rajah of Sarawak
  • References

    1963 in Malaysia Wikipedia

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