2014 in Malaysia

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The Boeing 777-2H6ER of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which was reported missing on March 8 and found crashed somewhere in Indian Ocean on March 24.
The Boeing 777-2H6ER of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down and crashed in eastern Ukraine near Russian border on July 17 with no survivors.

The following lists events from 2014 in Malaysia.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal level[edit]

State level[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Sarawak's longest serving chief minister in almost 33 years. On 1 March, he was elected as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak.

March[edit]

Route with start from Kuala Lumpur and destination Beijing. Inserted search areas and known path. Red filled squares: radar contacts. Small circles: claimed spotting of debris.
Messages of hope and prayer for MH370 at a bookstore in Malaysia.

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

Route of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
  • 17 July – The Boeing 777 of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down and crashed in eastern Ukraine near Russian border with no survivors.
    • 6:00 pm: Scheduled time of departure of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17, a Boeing 777, from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
    • 6.15 pm: MH17 departs from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew.
    • 10:15 pm: Malaysia Airlines confirms it received notification from Ukrainian Air Traffic Control (ATC) that it had lost contact with MH17 at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.
    • 11:30 pm: MH17 presumably crashes. MAS releases official tweet,“Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow.”
    • 11.40 pm: Moscow based news agency Interfax says Malaysian passenger airliner was shot down at altitude of 10 km above Eastern Ukraine:-
      • They confirmed the location of a burning Malaysian plane in eastern Ukraine.
      • The Ukrainian Interior Ministry also confirmed that all passengers and crew are dead. The aircraft was “shot down” while cruising at an altitude of 30,000 ft.
      • Igor Strelkov, the military commander of pro-Russia separatists, posted on social media shortly before MH17’s crash that rebel forces had brought down an Antonov An-26, an aircraft commonly used by Ukrainian forces, in the same area.
  • 18 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak tweets, “I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation.”
    • Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak has confirmed that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which went down in Eastern Ukraine did not give out a distress call.
    • Malaysia Airlines confirms that MH17 was carrying a total of 298 people - 283 passengers, including three infants of various nationalities, and 15 Malaysian crew members - and not 295, as previously reported.
    • All European flights operated by Malaysia Airlines would be taking alternative routes and avoiding the usual route with immediate effect.
    • A special team from Malaysia has been dispatched to Kiev, Ukraine, to assist the discovery and identification of victims from the crashed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17.
    • In a special address that was televised live on Friday, Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak said:-
      • An emergency Parliament sitting on Wednesday (23 July) will be called to condemn the "inhumane act" responsible for the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which had gone down in the eastern Ukraine on Thursday night (18 July)
      • The Jalur Gemilang national flag around the country to be flown half mast beginning on Friday (18 July) until this Monday (21 July).
      • All Muslims in the country, regardless of their political affiliation, to perform a solat hajat (special prayer) and doa with hope that nation to be always safe from disasters and threats.
  • 19 July – The curfew order at Sabah's east coast waters are enforced from today starting 6:00 pm to 6:00 am for 14 days. The affected areas are Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau.
  • 19 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • Kedah Menteri Besar, Mukhriz Mahathir ordered that both national and state flag in all government buildings in the state be flown at half-mast until Monday following the tragedy that befell the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17.
    • The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) will dispatch two C-130 Hercules aircraft to Ukraine to assist the Malaysia Airlines (MAS), MH17 Post-tragedy Investigation and Management Team in its operations.
    • Malaysia Airlines has released the complete list of 283 passenger and 15 crew names of the MH17 crash.
    • Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
  • 20 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
  • 21 July – The iconic 24-hour drive-in A&W Restaurant in Petaling Jaya, Selangor will close down by the end of this year, making way for a commercial-cum-office block redevelopment.
  • 21 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • Malaysia is demanding immediate and unrestricted access to the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site and guaranteed safety for its officials and those of the joint international investigation team.
    • Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak had a discussion with self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Borodai. In the discussion, Najib asked Borodai to hand over the remains of 282 people to representatives from the Netherlands, to hand over the two black boxes to a Malaysian team in Donetsk and to assure safe access to crash site to the international investigators.
    • Malaysia will send three aviation experts into the MH17 crash site after finally receiving the green light to do so.
    • The trains loaded with the bodies of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 passengers pulled away from the Torez station in eastern Ukraine.
    • The body of the MH17 victims will send to the Netherlands for identified.
    • The two black boxes of the MH17 was handed over to Malaysian experts in Donetsk at 9:00 pm Ukraine time.
  • 22 July – Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, better known as Kiki, who was filmed abusing an elderly man and hammering his vehicle with a steering lock in Kuantan, Pahang, pleaded guilty to the charge of causing mischief and damage. She was fined RM 5,000 or in default three months' jail and order her to perform 240 hours of community service.
  • 22 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • A train carrying the remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine was heading for Ukrainian government territory as a separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.
    • A total of 200 people congregated at Russian embassy here at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur to show solidarity with the country and the victims of those on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17.
  • 23 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • An emergency Parliament sitting is held in Dewan Rakyat to condemn the "inhumane act" responsible for the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which had gone down in the eastern Ukraine on Thursday night (18 July).
    • The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands.
    • The black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in Britain for analysis by air accident investigators.
    • Two planes carrying the first bodies from Malaysian Airways flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine last week, arrived at the Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands. The remains were will later be taken to Hilversum, about 100 km from here, for the full identification process.
    • The Malaysian national athletes remembered the victims of MH17 with the first row of athletes wearing Malaysia Airlines uniforms at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Fatehah Mustafa carried the Jalur Gemilang national flag which was at half mast while the rest of the contingent wore black armbands, seeking justice for MH17.
  • 24 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • The cabinet ministers’ 2014 Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2014 open house has been cancelled out of respect to those, who perished in the flight MH17 crash.
    • The remains of 43 Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 are not expected arrive home to the country before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
    • ASEAN and European Union ministers meeting in Brussels have condemned in the strongest terms the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
    • A total of 39 Malaysian disaster victim identification (DVI) personnel will be helping to carry out identification and post-mortem of the MH17 victims brought to the Hilversum medical military base in the Netherlands.
    • Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein says, Malaysia has agreed to appoint two ministers, to handle the funeral process of MH17 victims. The two ministers are, Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department, Jamil Khir Baharom, who will handle the remains of the Muslim victims, and Joseph Kurup, for the non-Muslim victims.
    • The federal government will be providing a special grave site in Taman Selatan at Precinct 20, Putrajaya for Muslim victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17. The special site has been identified at the burial ground, and victims’ families will then have a choice whether to have the bodies buried in Putrajaya or in their respective hometowns.
    • About 500 people attended a "tahlil" and recite the "Sura Yasin" organised by Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to pray for the MH17 crash victims at Tengku Kelana Jaya Putera Mosque in Kelana Jaya, Selangor.
  • 25 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • State governments have also cancelled or postponed open house events in conjunction with 2014 Hari Raya Aidilfitri as a mark of respect for victims of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 crash tragedy.
    • More than 500 people of various races and religions gathered at the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Kelana Jaya, Selangor to offer special prayers in memory of the 298 passengers and crew on board flight MH17.
  • 26 July – The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has announced an increase of more than 400% for the toll rates at the Sultan Iskandar Building Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Bahru starting August 1.
  • 26 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
  • 28 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
  • 30 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
    • 68 Malaysian police personnel will leave Kuala Lumpur for MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine as part of international deployment.
    • Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrives in the Netherlands to meet his counterpart Mark Rutte to discuss efforts to secure full and safe access to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.
  • 31 July – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:

August[edit]

September[edit]

Perodua Axia, Malaysia's first Electric Efficient Vehicle (EEV).
Proton Iriz (codenamed P2-30A).

October[edit]

  1. Provide RM1.2 billion in financial assistance for poor families, children, senior citizens and the disabled (OKU). The Government also agrees to increase the allowance for working OKU from RM300 to RM350. Meanwhile, financial assistance for non-working OKU will be increased from RM150 to RM200. This will benefit 110,000 OKU involving RM66 million;
  2. Increase tax relief for each disabled child from RM5,000 to RM6,000;
  3. Increase tax relief for the purchase of basic supporting equipment for the tax payer, spouse, children and parents with disabilities from RM5,000 to RM6,000;
  4. Increase the daily food allowance from RM8 to RM16 for 8,700 residents in 63 institutions under the Social Welfare Department;
  5. Increase the annual grant for the National Council for Persons with Disabilities from RM500,000 to RM1 million; and
  6. Establish an additional five Senior Citizens Activity Centres bringing it to a total of 50 centres nationwide as well as Senior Citizens Care Services programme which provides free transportation for senior citizens to hospitals
    • GST exemption on petrol (RON95), diesel and LPG. GST will not be imposed on the first 300 unit of electrical bill. This means 70% of households will not pay GST on electricity usage. Other items exempted from GST:
  1. fruits, local and imported,
  2. white bread and wholemeal bread,
  3. coffee powder, milk powder and coco powder,
  4. egg noodle, rice noodle and vermicelli,
  5. 2,900 brands of medicines considered to be of national importance, including for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and infertility,
  6. reading material,including workbook, children's colouring books, text book, dictionary and religious texts,
  7. newspaper
    • The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) which is responsible for coordinating the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE) will be strengthened with an allocation of RM660 million.
    • Government intends to start construction of the 1,663-km Pan Borneo Highway comprising 936 km in Sarawak and 727 km in Sabah at a total construction cost of RM27 billion.
    • Government will continue to implement the 1Malaysia Book Voucher Programme with the assistance of RM250 per student. A sum of RM325 million will be allocated for this programme and is expected to benefit about 1.3 million students.
    • To safeguard the welfare of workers:
  1. The Employment Act 1955 and related labour acts will be reviewed, including better terms and conditions of employment, appointment and dismissal, flexible working arrangements and termination benefits;
  2. The JobsMalaysia portal will be improved to meet the needs of an increasingly dynamic labour market;
  3. The Government will introduce an Employment Insurance System aimed at assisting retrenched workers by giving temporary financial assistance as well as providing opportunities for reskilling and upskilling; and
  4. Providing technical training and education assistance to Indian youth, particularly those from low-income families with an allocation of RM30 million.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Upcoming events[edit]

National Day and Malaysia Day[edit]

Malaysia, Disini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta (Malaysia, Here Where Love Begins)

National Day parade[edit]

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Day celebrations[edit]

Dataran Kipas, Miri, Sarawak

Sports[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Sultan of Melaka' arrested by police". New Straits Times. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden". The Local, Sweden. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pekeliling Flats comes down six years after last tenants move out". The Star. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Molotov cocktails thrown at Penang church". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Children of couple held in Sweden returning to Malaysia". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Police confirm fire at I-City Wax Museum an act of sabotage". The Star. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Malaysian couple charged in Sweden". The Star. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "German climber killed up Mount Kinabalu". New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "More than 40 students suffer from food poisoning in Kangar". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Erra Fazira officially divorced.". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Anwar guilty of sodomy". The Star. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Watkins, Tom; Carter, Chelsea J. (March 8, 2014). "Search intensifies for Malaysian airliner and 239 people, rescue ships head to sea". CNN. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ "UPDATE 1-Missing Malaysian plane last seen at Strait of Malacca-source". Reuters. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "MH370 crash: Flight ended in southern Indian Ocean, says Najib". The Star. March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Newspapers turn black as mark of respect for MH370 tragedy". Malaysia Chronicle. March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ PR rasmi Akademi Bola Sepak Mokhtar Dahari - Utusan online
  17. ^ "Karpal Singh's Death: Bukit Gelugor MP killed in crash, son injured". New Straits Times. April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "MH192 Update: Aircraft lands safely at KLIA". New Straits Times. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.