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1973 in Malaysia

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1973 in Malaysia
Decades:  1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
See also:  Other events of 1973 Timeline of Malaysian history

1973 in Malaysia
16 years of the nationhood


Federal level

  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong: Sultanah Bahiyah
  • Prime Minister: Tun Abdul Razak
  • Deputy Prime Minister:
  • Tun Dr Ismail (until 2 August)
  • Dato' Hussein Onn (from 3 August)
  • State level

  • Sultan of Johor: Sultan Ismail
  • Sultan of Kedah: Tengku Abdul Malik (Regent)
  • Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Yahya Petra (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  • Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Putra
  • Sultan of Perak: Sultan Idris Shah II
  • Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Abu Bakar
  • Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
  • Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah
  • Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Jaafar
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang: Tun Syed Sheikh Barabakh
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Malacca: Tun Haji Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Majid
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah:
  • Tun Pengiran Ahmad Raffae (until March)
  • Tun Fuad Stephens (from March)
  • Events

  • February — KFC Malaysia open its first restaurant at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 7 and 8 February — A Malay farmer Idrus bin Hassan killed eight people and wounded four others in Batu Titian Akar near Tampin, Johor before being shot dead by police.
  • 21 May — Official opening of the Rantau Panjang – Sungai Golok Bridge of Malaysia-Thailand border in Kelantan.
  • 29 May — P. Ramlee, a singer and actors died at the age of 44 due to heart attack. He was buried at Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 6 July — Official opening of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton by Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak.
  • 2 August — Tun Dr Ismail the deputy prime minister died due to heart attack. He was buried in Makam Pahlawan, near Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur. He was the first national leader to be laid to rest here.
  • 3 August — Dato' Hussein Onn is elected as the deputy prime minister.
  • 18 October — 42 people, mostly Indians, were crushed to death when a 200feet-long limestone slab fell off a cliff collapsed and crashed onto a village at Gunung Cheroh, Ipoh, Perak.
  • 21 October – A peace declaration was signed between the Malaysian government and the North Kalimantan Communist Party (NKCP) at Simanggang, Sarawak. After the peace declaration signed, the district and division of Simanggang later renamed as "Sri Aman" (town of peace).
  • Theme

    Masyarakat Berkebudayaan Malaysia


  • Tuanku Zara Salim Davidson — Sultanah of Perak
  • Roslin Hashim — Malaysian badminton player
  • Z-Chen — Malaysian Chinese singers
  • Sultanah Nur Zahirah of Terengganu and 13th Raja Permaisuri Agong
  • Angie Cheung — Malaysian actress and former Miss Chinese Malaysia
  • Deaths

  • Tun Mohd Salleh Ismail — Inspector General of Police
  • AR Tompel — comedy actors
  • Tengku Ampuan Jemaah of Selangor — Second Raja Permaisuri Agong
  • 29 May – Tan Sri P. Ramlee — actor, singer, director, musician
  • 2 August – Tan Sri Dr Ismail — 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 23 October – Zaaba — Malay writers
  • References

    1973 in Malaysia Wikipedia