Girish Mahajan

1990 in Malaysia

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1990 in Malaysia
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See also:  Other events of 1990 Timeline of Malaysian history

This article is about the year 1990 in Malaysia, which marks 33 years of nationhood for the country.


Federal level

  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Sultan Azlan Shah
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tuanku Bainun
  • Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Ghafar Baba
  • State level

  • Sultan of Johor: Sultan Iskandar
  • Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
  • Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Ismail Petra
  • Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Putra
  • Sultan of Perak: Raja Nazrin Shah (Regent)
  • 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 (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang: Tun Dr Hamdan Sheikh Tahir
  • 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

  • 1 January – The introduction of unleaded petrol in Malaysia.
  • 1 January – Visit Malaysia Year 1990 officially began.
  • 1 January – Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square (formerly Padang Kelab Selangor) is officially opened.
  • 2 January – The Amanah Saham Bumiputra (ASB) scheme is launched.
  • 28 February – 17 people including 11 Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) riot police personal were killed in a collision between FRU riot police vehicles, tankers lorry, a passenger bus and 10 cars at kilometre 31 of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway not far from Genting Sempah Tunnel in Gombak, Selangor.
  • 14 May – Kuala Lumpur celebrates 100 years of local authority. The new federal territory of Kuala Lumpur flag and anthem are introduced.
  • 29 May – Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia's 3rd prime minister dies. His body was interred at Makam Pahlawan, near Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1 June – The First Non-Aligned Summit Meeting G15 is held for the first time in Kuala Lumpur
  • 2 June – P. Ramlee awarded the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (DPSM) highest award with a title Tan Sri
  • 2 July – A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel (Al-Ma'aisim Tunnel) leading out from Mecca towards Mina and the Plains of Arafat led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims including 122 Malaysians.
  • 11 July – The Malaysia Agriculture Park (Taman Pertanian Malaysia), Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam is opened to public.
  • 3 August – Proton Saga with Megavalve engine is launched.
  • 1 September – The Lembaga Letrik Negara (National Electricity Board) (LLN) was incorporated as Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
  • 17 October – The Communist insurgency in Sarawak has officially over. The peace treaty between Malaysia government and the second bureau of the North Kalimantan Communist Party are signed in Kuching, Sarawak.
  • 21 October – The Malaysian General Elections. Kelantan now under PAS party.
  • 1 November – South Africa's anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela made his four-day visit to Malaysia.
  • 7 December – Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, first Malaysian Prime Minister or also known as "Father of Malayan Independence" or "Father of Malaysia" dies. His body was brought back to Kedah and laid to rest at Kedah Royal Mausoleum, Langgar.
  • Main theme



  • Brian Nickson Lomas – diving
  • Mohamad Afeez Bin Abdul Aziz – Power Broker
  • Fattah Amin – Malaysian actor
  • Hafiz Suip – Malaysian singer
  • Siti Saleha – Malaysian actress
  • Nad Zainal – Malaysian actress
  • Izzue Islam – actor and singer
  • Hanis Zalikha – actress, TV host and blogger
  • Sara Ali – actress
  • 21 March – Ahmad Aminuddin Shaharuddin – football player
  • 5 July – Tunku Abdul Jalil ibni Sultan Ibrahim Ismail – Tunku Laksamana Johor.
  • 18 July – Mohd Azniee Taib – Malaysian football player
  • 2 August – Juzzthin – actor and singer
  • 13 August – Shila Amzah – singer
  • 18 August – Stracie Angie Anam (Stacy) – singers
  • 19 September – Alif Satar – singer
  • 24 December – Tengku Amir Shah – Raja Muda of Selangor
  • 30 December – Nik Shahrul Azim Abdul Halim – Malaysian football player
  • Deaths

  • Tun Hussein Onn — Third Malaysian Prime Minister, also known as "Father of Unity"
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj — First Malaysian Prime Minister, also known as "Father of Malayan Independence" or "Father of Malaysia"
  • References

    1990 in Malaysia Wikipedia

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