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1988 in Malaysia

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1988 in Malaysia
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See also:  Other events of 1988 Timeline of Malaysian history

1988 in Malaysia
31 years of nationhood


Federal level

  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Sultan Iskandar
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong: Sultanah Zanariah
  • Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Ghafar Baba
  • State level

  • Sultan of Johor: Tunku Ibrahim Ismail (Regent)
  • Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
  • Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Ismail Petra
  • Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Putra
  • Sultan of Perak:Sultan Azlan Shah (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  • Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Ahmad Shah
  • 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 Ahmad Al-Haj bin Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Mohammed Noor
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Said Keruak
  • Events

  • 4 February – UMNO has been declared an illegal organisation by the High Court.
  • 14 February – UMNO Baru was formed.
  • 22 February – The longest hanging dragon in Malaysia was hung at The Mall, Kuala Lumpur during Chinese New Year to mark the Year of the Dragon.
  • 1 March – Ipoh was granted city status.
  • 11 March – The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque in Shah Alam, Selangor was fully constructed. This is the largest mosque in Malaysia.
  • 13 May – Highway Concessionnaires Berhad changes its name to Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan (PLUS).
  • 4 July – The Malaysian constitutional crisis ended.
  • July – Opening of the Sultan Ismail Power Station in Paka, Terengganu, the largest power station in Malaysia.
  • 31 July – Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal bridge collapse in Butterworth, Penang killed 32 people and injuring 1,674 people.
  • 1 August – Kuching was granted city status. It comprising Kuching North and Kuching South.
  • 29 August – The biggest Malaysian flag was hung in Angkasapuri and is the largest flag in this country ever hung to date.
  • 16 September – Sarawak celebrates its 25th anniversary of independence within Malaysia.
  • 21 November – Air France's supersonic Concorde made its first landing at Subang International Airport.
  • 18 December – Footballer R Arumugam died in a car accident on Federal Highway near Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
  • Main theme


    National Day Parade

  • Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Births

  • Raja Farah – actress
  • Liyana Jasmay – actress
  • Mikael Adam Lo'zach (SonaOne) – rapper and composer
  • Deaths

  • Tun Henry H S Lee - First Finance Minister
  • Tun Tan Siew Sin - Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Finance and MCA president
  • Tengku Ampuan Afzan of Pahang and 7th Raja Permaisuri Agong
  • R Arumugam - footballer
  • References

    1988 in Malaysia Wikipedia