Other events of 1983
Timeline of Malaysian history
1983 in Malaysia
26 years of the nationhood
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
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
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.
1983 in Malaysia Wikipedia
Bersama Ke Arah KemajuanNicol 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
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