1998 in Malaysia
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1998 in Malaysia is the 41st 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:
- 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
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Sakaran Dandai
- 1 January - The Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (a subsidiary of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra are played for the first time), Aquaria KLCC and Suria KLCC of the Petronas Twin Towers at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is officially opened.
- 7 January - The National Economic Action Council (NEAC) is established.
- February - The El Nino phenomenon begins.
- 1 February - NTV7 started test of transmission for television it was officially began transmissions after 55-days of test of broadcasters.
- February-April - The Klang Valley water crisis causes of El Niño phenomenon.
- 7 April - NTV7 was launched as Malaysian's third private commercial free-to-air terrestrial television stations it was opening ceremony of the first programmes to grand launched of national broadcast (on-air/sign-on) programmes its born of company names.
- 18 April - The Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing is officially opened.
- 21 April - Malaysian parachute expedition team with Proton Wira cars lands at North Pole for the first time.
- 27 June - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang is officially opened as the main international airport in Malaysia replaced Subang International Airport in Subang.
- 1 July - The Kuala Lumpur mini-bus (Bas Mini) service was officially terminated.
- 2 August - The controversial issue about Malaysian CIQ counters transferred from Tanjung Pagar railway station to Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore.
- 1 August - Perodua Kembara, Malaysian first 4WD vehicle is launched.
- 1 September - The PUTRA Light Rail Transit system (LRT), Malaysia's first automated light rail transit system has begin in operations
- 1 September - The money banking control is introduced. The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) Composite Index rose up from 400 points to 500 points.
- 2 September - Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim the deputy prime minister is sacked from parliament and UMNO.
- 11 September
- 11-21 September - The 1998 Commonwealth Games is held in Kuala Lumpur for the first time in Asia. Malaysia form 10-gold medals, 14-silver medals and 12-bronze medals in this games.
- 20 September - Anwar Ibrahim addressed a protest gathering of nearly 100,000 people in Kuala Lumpur, after which a number of his supporters marched to Mahathir Mohammad's then official residence "Sri Perdana" demanding reformasi (economic and political reforms) and Mahathir's resignation.
- 21 September - The 1998 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony is held in National Stadium at National Sports Complex.
- 29 September - Anwar Ibrahim was appeared in court and pleaded innocent to charges of corruption and sodomy.
- October - Proton Perdana V6 and Proton Satria GTi are launched.
- 14 November - The Tenth APEC Ministerial Meeting is held in Kuala Lumpur.
- 12 December - The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is officially opened.
Negara Kita Tanggungjawab Kita - Our Country Our Responsibility
National Day Parade
- 11 September-21 September — The Kuala Lumpur 1998, XVI Commonwealth Games
- Ahmad and Muhammad Rosli — Malaysian siamese twins
- Tengku Muhammad Ismail — Yang di-Pertuan Muda Terengganu
- Haji Anwar bin Abdul Malik — Malayan political
- Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah of Terengganu
- Tun Ismail Mohd Ali — Second Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia
- Salleh Kamil — Malaysian actors