Other events of 1997
Timeline of Malaysian history
1997 in Malaysia is the 40th anniversary of Malaysia's independence.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Tuanku Jaafar
Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tuanku Najihah
Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim
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: Sultan Azlan Shah
Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Ahmad Shah
Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah
Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tengku Naquiddin (Regent)
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 Sakaran Dandai
1 January – Petronas Twin Towers (452 metres) become the world's tallest buildings.
1 January – Visit Terengganu Year 1997 officially began.
1 January – Compulsory self-service at petrol stations in Klang Valley comes into operations for the first time.
3 January – Proton Putra, Malaysia's first coupé car is launched.
10 January – Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) is established.
3 February – The opening of Aborigines Museum in Ayer Keroh, Malacca.
2 March – The Chairman of DRB Hicom Group, Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad and his wife Puan Sri Rohana Othman were killed in a helicopter crash in Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
18 March – The Touch 'n Go Electronic Payment System (EPS) is launched.
3 April – Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) change its name to Universiti Putra Malaysia
23 May – M. Magendran (11.55 am) and N. Mohanadas (12.10 pm) were the first Malaysians who reached the peak of Mount Everest.
May – Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim was appointed Acting Prime Minister until August.
May – Official launching of Cyberjaya by the prime minister Mahathir Mohammad.
14 June – A Bell 206L-4 helicopter broke up and crashed at the Bandar Sri Damansara light industrial area, Selangor killing three on board the aircraft and two on the ground.
16 June - 5 July – The FIFA World Youth Championship is held in Malaysia. Argentina wins World Youth Championship after beating Uruguay, 1-2 in the final at Shah Alam Stadium.
July – Sunway Pyramid, Subang Jaya's new attracttions is officially opened.
13 July – Official opening of the Exchange Square, the new headquarters of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).
21 July – Economic crisis in Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) Composite Index fell below 200 points.
3 August – A haze occurs in Kuching, Sarawak. A state of emergency is imposed.
31 August – The flag of Malaysia is renamed Jalur Gemilang.
September – Genting Skyway, the longest cable car in South East Asia is opened.
6 October – The Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing & Automated Quotation (MESDAQ) is launched.
28 October – The Seventh Non-Aligned Summit Meeting G15 is held in Kuala Lumpur.
1997 in Malaysia Wikipedia
Akhlak Mulia Masyarakat Jaya11-13 April – 1997 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
1997 Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifier in Kuala Lumpur
16 June - 5 July – FIFA World Youth Championship, Malaysia 1997
24 October - Farhanna Qismina – actress
Ahmad Ezzrin Loy
Badrul Amin Rusalan
Mohd Syamer Kutty Bin Abba
Mohd Yusri Bin Mohd Farizat
Muhamad Rizalul Azuwan Bin Supandri
Muhammad Danial Amier Bin Norhisham
Muhammad Danial Asyraf Bin Abdullah
Muhammad Danish Haziq Bin Saipul Hisham
Muhammad Jafri Muhammad Firdaus Chew
Muhammad Nazirul Afif Bin Ibrahim
Nik Azli Bin Nik Alias
Thipanraj a/l Subramaniam
Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad — Chairman of DRB Hicom Group
Omar Rojik – veteran actors and directors
Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Abdul Ghani — Melaka chief minister
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Stephen Kalong Ningkan — The first Sarawak chief minister