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2000 in Malaysia

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2000 in Malaysia
Decades:  1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
See also:  Other events of 2000 Timeline of Malaysian history

2000 in Malaysia is the 43rd anniversary of Malaysia's independence.


Federal level

  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tuanku Siti Aishah
  • Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
  • State level

  • Sultan of Johor: Sultan Iskandar
  • Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
  • Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Yahya Petra
  • Raja of Perlis:
  • Tuanku Syed Putra (until 16 April)
  • Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin (from 17 April)
  • Sultan of Perak: Sultan Azlan Shah
  • Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Ahmad Shah
  • Sultan of Selangor: Tengku Idris Shah (Regent)
  • Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  • Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Jaafar
  • 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 (until 5 December)
  • Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin (from 6 December)
  • Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Sakaran Dandai
  • Events

  • 1 January – Visit Selangor Year 2000 officially begins.
  • 1 January – Y2K passes without serious, widespread computer failures, as many experts and businesses had feared.
  • January – The KLSE Composite Index rises to 1,000 points.
  • 20 February – Kota Kinabalu is granted city status.
  • 16 April – Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Putra, died in National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur, age of 79. On 17 April, his son Tengku Syed Sirajuddin is elected as a new Raja of Perlis.
  • 22 April – Zeti Akhtiar Aziz is appointed the seventh governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. She is the first woman to lead the central bank.
  • 23 April – 21 people are kidnapped by the Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf at Sipadan Island, Sabah.
  • May – Mahsuri's seventh generations, Wan Aishah Wan Nawawi visits to Kedah and Langkawi Island.
  • June – The Teluk Kemang MP by-election takes place, Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate S Sonthinathan wins this by-election.
  • 1 July – The Sauk arms heist occurs in Sauk, Perak. Many of Al-Mau'nah's gang members are arrested.
  • 1 August – Proton Waja, the very first Malaysian-designed car, is launched.
  • 26 September – The first Malaysian micro satellite Tiung SAT is launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
  • 10 October – Shah Alam is granted city status.
  • November – Lunas state assemblyman, Dr Joe Fernandez is assassinated in Bukit Mertajam.
  • December – Lunas DUN by-elections take place, Parti Keadilan Nasional candidate, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail wins this by-election.
  • 5 December – Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak, Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Muhammed Noor died at the age of 76. On 22 December, he was replaced by Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin as a new Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak.
  • 22 December – The 2000 Federal Territory of Putrajaya Agreement is signed at Istana Negara between Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah with Tengku Idris Shah (Regent of Selangor).
  • Main theme

    Keranamu Malaysia

    National Day Parade

  • Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Sports

  • 31 March - 2 April – 2000 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
  • Births

  • Mohd Alaf - First Malaysian millennium baby was born on (1 January)
  • Deaths

  • Tun Sharifah Rodziah Syed Alwi Barakbah — Wife of the first Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra and First Lady of Malaysia
  • Tuanku Syed Putra of Perlis and 3rd Yang di-Pertuan Agong
  • Dato' Abdullah Kia — State assemblyman for Sanggang, Pahang.
  • S.R Anpalagan — Teluk Kemang's Member of Parliament
  • Tun Mohd Suffian Hashim — Lord President of the Supreme Court of Malaysia
  • Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Mohammed Noor — Sarawak state Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor)
  • References

    2000 in Malaysia Wikipedia

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