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1983 in Malaysia

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1983 in Malaysia
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See also:  Other events of 1983 Timeline of Malaysian history

1983 in Malaysia
26 years of the nationhood


Federal level

  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Sultan Ahmad Shah
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tengku Ampuan Afzan
  • Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Musa Hitam
  • State level

  • Sultan of Johor: Sultan Iskandar (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  • Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
  • Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Ismail Petra
  • Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Putra
  • Sultan of Perak: Sultan Idris Shah II
  • Sultan of Pahang: Tengku Abdullah (Regent)
  • Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
  • Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah
  • Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Jaafar
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang: Tun Dr Awang Hassan
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Malacca: Tun Syed Zahiruddin bin Syed Hassan
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Abdul Rahman Ya'kub
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Mohd Adnan Robert
  • Events

  • 23 January - The VIP platform in Batu Caves, Selangor collapsed during Thaipusam.
  • February - Malaysia officially occupied Layang-Layang Islands or "Swallow Reefs" atolls, one of the Spratly Islands. A naval base and resort was later built at this location.
  • 10 May - The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is established.
  • 7 May - The Perusahan Otomobil Nasional Berhad (PROTON) is established.
  • 1 July - Bank Islam Malaysia (BIMB), Malaysia's first Islamic bank is founded.
  • 18 December - An Airbus A300 (OY-KAA) leased from Scandinavian Airlines as Malaysia Airlines Flight 684, crashed 2 km short of the runway in Subang Airport on a flight from Singapore. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written-off.
  • Main theme

    Bersama Ke Arah Kemajuan


  • Nicol Ann David — Malaysian no.1 squash player
  • Wong Mew Choo - Malaysian badminton player
  • Che'Nelle - Malaysian R&B singers
  • Yeoh Ken Nee - Malaysian diving
  • Fazura - Malaysian actress
  • Deaths

  • Ahmad Boestamam — Malay author and nationalism
  • Salmah Ismail (Saloma) — Wife and widow of Malaysian film actor, director singer, and songwriter P. Ramlee
  • James Beveridge Thomson — first Lord President of the Supreme Court of Malaysia
  • References

    1983 in Malaysia Wikipedia

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