21 February – Eight teenage boys were missing in the drowning tragedy at Muar River in Buloh Kasap, Johor. On 22 February, the bodies of all five teenagers who were reported missing in Muar River near Buloh Kasap, were found.
25 February – Water rationing in Selangor has now begun following water crisis in the state.
26 February – The federal and Selangor state governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the restructuring of the state’s water supply industry which has dragged on for five years. Under the MoU, the Selangor state government will issue a development order for the construction of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (Langat 2) and its distribution system (LRAL2) (Package 2A) effective today and ensure that all approvals and authorisations relating to the LRAL2 project approved within 30 days. The construction of the Langat 2 dam will begin on the middle this year.
One Italian and one Austrian were not on board of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 because their country's passport were stolen. INTERPOL confirms that at least two stolen passports used by passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were registered in its databases.
Muslims in Malaysia performs solat hajat or special prayers for MH370 at all mosques and suraus nationwide while other religions performs special religious prayers for MH375.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah expressed sympathy for the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing over the South China Sea on March 8 on Saturday and called on family members of those affected to remain calm and strong.
INTERPOL has released an image of two Iranians who were traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Poria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19 and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Redza, 30, had used stolen passports to board the missing MH370 flight, but INTERPOL says the two were "probably not terrorists".
It was reported that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since March 8 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was last picked up on radar at 2:40 am near Pulau Perak, Kedah at Straits of Malacca, hundreds of miles away from its original course. This last location is approximately 500 km (311 mi) from its last position in contact with air traffic control. However, the Royal Malaysian Air Force chief, Rodzali Daud denied making the statements as reported in the media, requesting that the misreporting be "amended and corrected to prevent further misinterpretations of what is clearly an inaccurate and incorrect report".
China released satellite images captured three days earlier that show three floating objects at 6.7°N 105.63°E measuring 13 by 18 metres (43 ft × 59 ft), 14 by 19 metres (46 ft × 62 ft) and 24 by 22 metres (79 ft × 72 ft). However, searching aircraft could not find debris.
Later, the aircraft’s transponder was switched off near the border between Malaysian and Vietnamese air traffic control.
The aircraft shown in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) primary radar previously is confirmed as flight MH370. This is based on raw satellite data that was obtained from the satellite data service provider.
MH370 did indeed turn back. It then flew in a westerly direction back over peninsular Malaysia before turning northwest.
The last confirmed communication between the plane and the satellite was at 8:11 am MST on Saturday, March 8.
Up until the point at which it left military primary radar coverage, these movements are consistent with "deliberate action" by someone on the plane.
The investigations team is making further calculations which will indicate how far the aircraft may have flown after this last point of contact to refine the search.
Acting Transport Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, is considered innocent until proven guilty of any wrongdoing, and that members of his family are cooperating in the investigation.
Chinese satellite image shows a possible object measuring 22.5 by 13 metres (74 by 43 ft) at 44°57′30″S 90°13′40″E, approximately 3,170 kilometres (1,970 mi) west of Perth and just 120 kilometres (75 mi) from the earlier sighting.
Japanese satellite images have shown around 10 floating objects off Australia, possibly from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The objects were spotted in waters roughly 2,500 kilometres (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth.
Planes and ships resumed the hunt for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after the weather cleared as they chase down more satellite sightings of suspected debris nearly three weeks after the jet crashed.
The search area for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 jetliner was moved 1,100 kilometres (680 miles) to the northeast, as Australian officials said a new analysis of radar data suggests the plane had flown faster and therefore ran out of fuel more quickly than had been previously estimated.
2 April – Seven men stormed a resort in Singamata Resort, Semporna, Sabah before abducting two people, a tourist from China and a Filipino worker. The incident happened at around 10.30 pm after the group of men arrived at the resort by boat armed with M14 rifles.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, head of coordination at the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), said the reported characteristics of the Haixun 01 signal "are consistent with the aircraft black box". JACC confirms that up to ten military aircraft, two civil aircraft and thirteen ships will assist in Sunday's search.
7 April – Malaysia and Singapore are planning to develop a "Friendship Bridge" to improve road connectivity between Mainland and Island that will strengthen and enhance the relationship between both countries.
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is currently drafting a D-day plan, which is subject to approval of the Malaysian and Chinese governments, to make arrangements for the families of passengers on board its vanished MH370, to fly to Perth once the aircraft is found.
10 April – Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak performed the ground breaking ceremony for the RM1.5 billion integrated aroma ingredients complex in Gebeng, Pahang. The project was not only reflect the strategic partnership between Petronas and BASF but also displayed the strong partnership between Malaysia and Germany, a country which Malaysia had always held with high regard.
Malaysia's government has begun investigating civil aviation and military authorities to determine why opportunities to identify and track Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were missed in the chaotic hours after it vanished.
22 April – Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) announced that the water rationing in the state will continue as the water level at the Sungai Selangor Dam is still at a critical level.
22 April – Four factory workers were seriously injured, two of them in a critical condition after the bus they were travelling crashed into the rear of a lorry near Sungai Petani South Interchange of the North-South Expressway.
US President, Barack Obama and Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak witnessed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) of the three leading Malaysian names tied-up with US companies in business deals totalling US2 billion dollars which includes the areas of aviation, biotech and insurance.
Australian land and sea survey company GeoResonance claim to have discovered materials that are "believed to be the wreckage of a commercial airliner" in the Bay of Bengal, approximately 100 miles (160 km) south of Bangladesh.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) are sceptic about GeoResonance's statement that they have discovered aircraft wreckage thousands of kilometres away from the current hypothesised location, and have dismissed that claim.
30 April – The water rationing in Selangor has now lifted begins 1 May.
11 May – The Sabak BernamParti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) branch elections turned chaotic when supporters of its candidates argued heatedly and hurled insults at one another, almost breaking into fist-cuffs.
30 May – The 40th anniversary of Malaysia-China Relations:Pos Malaysia started selling the commemorative stamps and first day cover in celebration of 40th Anniversary of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations.
2 June – The government will introduce a new system beginning 1 September to ensure subsidised diesel and petrol is only sold to eligible commercial vehicles.
3 June – Cadbury Malaysia affirmed that all its chocolates made and sold in Malaysia are halal. New tests conducted by the Chemistry Department found that chocolate bars made by British confectioner Cadbury do not contain pig DNA, contrary to a previous finding.
15 June – A Malaysian student Ummi Nadiah Filzah Daud died to her injuries following a road accident in Alexandria, Egypt on 1 June.
18 June – A boat carrying a total of 97 people capsized off the western coast of Selangor, near Sungai Air Hitam, Banting.
21 June – The Kota Raja Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) branch elections turned chaotic when supporters of its candidates argued heatedly and hurled insults at one another.
21 June – Kem Majidee army camp in Johor Bahru, Johor, one of the oldest in Malaysia, is officially closed.
22 June – A 15-year-old handicapped boy was found neglected and malnourished at a flats unit in Taman Semarak, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan by Immigration Department officers, on a crackdown against illegal immigrants.
23 June – The Federal Court dismissed the application by the publisher of The Herald to challenge the Home Ministry's ban on the use the word Allah in the Malay Language edition of the Catholic weekly publication.
24 June – A haze affected at most parts of the Peninsula Malaysia caused by El Nino phenomenon.
17 July – Malaysia condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ Israel’s continuing military aggression in Gaza since July 7 through a series of air strikes and other military action, which has resulted in the deaths of 220 Palestinians, among them women and children, and injury of more than 1,500 others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor observed a moment of silence at the entrance of a military facility in Hilversum, Netherlands, where the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airline (MAS) Flight MH17 tragedy are undergoing the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI).
Defence Minister, Hishamuddin Tun Hussein said that the process of repatriating the bodies of victims of the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 aircraft from Amsterdam may need to be done in stages, considering family requests as well as enabling investigations to be conducted.
The first batch of the special police team assigned to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine has returned to Malaysia.
The special Royal Malaysian Police team entrusted to carry out search and investigation on the downing of flight MH17 was allowed to enter the crash site in Donetsk, Ukraine, only two to three times throughout their 10-day stint there.
Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein suggested that the entire nation observe a minute’s silence when the remains Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 victims arrive, here.
Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin declares that August 22 will be a national day of mourning for victims of MH17 when the remains of 15 victims is expected to arrive in Malaysia on a special flight. There will be no public holiday during national day of mourning.
15 August – The “Pray for Malaysia” programme is held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the National Day is symbolic of the strength and solidarity of Malaysians in facing difficulties. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and several other cabinet ministers joined more than 20,000 people to pray for the nation’s prosperity during the event.
The Rural and Regional Development Ministry has been making meticulous preparations in coordinating the sending of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 crash victims for burial in their respective hometowns.
The Sabah government has cancelled the state-level ‘Ambang Merdeka’ (Merdeka Eve) celebration scheduled for August 30 at Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu as a mark of respect for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy.
The remains of two more Malaysian victims, both of whom are non-Muslims, have been identified by the Netherlands authorities, bringing to date 26 Malaysians identified in the Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 tragedy.
At least 22 bodies of Malaysian victims from the MH17 tragedy will be flown home from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on August 21. The bodies, 18 in caskets and four cremated remains in urns, will be flown home on a special flight which will depart at noon from Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has congratulated the Malaysian Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) medical team for performing their duties related to the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 mishap with full integrity.
Jalur Gemilang flag will be flown at half mast on August 22 which declared as the national Mourning Day.
19 August – Two soldiers were killed while two others were injured after an armoured vehicle they were in overturned near kilometre 30 of the Jalan Sungai Tiram in Sandakan, Sabah.
19 August – MRT Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT) chief executive officer Azhar Abdul Hamid has resigned, less than 24 hours after a concrete block collapsed in Kota Damansara, Selangor last night (18 August) resulting in three deaths.
The government has called for a moment of silence on Friday (August 22) when the remains of 20 passengers on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrive home. The minute of silence will starting from 10:45 to 11:15am on Friday (August 22) and all vehicles and public transportations should temporarily stop during the moment of silence. Several locations across the country where traffic will be put on hold during the minute of silence, including the Penang Bridge, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge the road in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, the Sultan Iskandar Building Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Bahru and one soon-to-be determined location each in Sabah and Sarawak.
Perak state assembly passed a special motion to express its condolences and sympathies on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in east Ukraine on July 17 and the missing flight MH370 on March 8.
The MH17 coordinating committee will hold a meeting to discuss preparations for the August 30 ceremony to receive and honour victims of flight MH17.
Malaysia Airlines will slash 6,000 jobs, trim its route network, and replace its CEO under plans to stave off bankruptcy after two air tragedies plunged the already troubled carrier deeper into crisis.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board shows that it was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects from the outside. The damage cause by the objects resulted in a lost of structural integrity of the aircraft leading to an in-flight break up.
11 September – The Education Ministry confirmed that the UPSR English Language Papers 1 and 2 have been leaked ahead of testing, fuelling doubts over the integrity of the entire primary level assessment.
Four more bodies of those who were killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy have been identified. The four remains identified are:- Muhammad Afzal, 17 (Thambi Jiee's son), Marsha Azmeena, 15 (Thambi Jiee's daughter), Shaikh Mohd Noor (MH17 steward) and Liew Yau Chee (Kota Damansara Gerakan Deputy Youth Chief)
4 October – Two people died in an eight-vehicle pile-up at Kilometre 256.1 of the North-South Expressway near Menora Tunnel, Perak. The accident also caused a 13 km-long jam on the north-bound lanes of the expressway.
10 October – Four men and a woman died after the car they were traveling in skidded and crashed into a tree at KM 33 of the Pasir Gudang Highway, Johor.
10 October – 2015 Budget highlights:
Government will allocate RM2.2 billion to the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. Among the programmes that will be implemented include:
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;
Increase tax relief for each disabled child from RM5,000 to RM6,000;
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;
Increase the daily food allowance from RM8 to RM16 for 8,700 residents in 63 institutions under the Social Welfare Department;
Increase the annual grant for the National Council for Persons with Disabilities from RM500,000 to RM1 million; and
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:
fruits, local and imported,
white bread and wholemeal bread,
coffee powder, milk powder and coco powder,
egg noodle, rice noodle and vermicelli,
2,900 brands of medicines considered to be of national importance, including for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and infertility,
reading material,including workbook, children's colouring books, text book, dictionary and religious texts,
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:
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;
The JobsMalaysia portal will be improved to meet the needs of an increasingly dynamic labour market;
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
Providing technical training and education assistance to Indian youth, particularly those from low-income families with an allocation of RM30 million.
Youth Housing Scheme offers 20,000 units for married young couples earning not more than RM10,000.
LRT 3 Project, linking Bandar Utama to Shah Alam and Klang, at an estimated cost of RM9 billion, will be implemented.
East Coast railway line along Gemas-Mentakab, Jerantut-Sungai Yu and Gua Musang-Tumpat to be upgraded.
RM48.5b worth of highways to be constructed.
In 2015, the Federal Government revenue collection is estimated at RM235.2b, an increase of RM10.2b from 2014
23 October – Muhdalena Ahmad, the woman who was allegedly ran amok with a man outside the Prime Minister's Department's B Complex two years ago, ran away from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru after birth his baby. She was arrested at Ayer Keroh Rest and Service Area (R&R), Malacca many hours later.
5–6 November – A mud flood occurs in Bertam Valley and Ringlet, Cameron Highlands, Pahang. More than 20 houses in Ringlet town, Ringlet new village, Kampung Ulu Merah Ringlet and Bertam Valley are submerged in knee-deep flood waters. At least three people were killed and two injuries were reported among the villagers, while electricity to the affected villages had been cut off. About 90 victims from 28 families were evacuated to relief centre in Ringlet.
8 December – Three died, two seriously injured and seven slightly injured in a highway crash involving two trailers and an express bus at KM 264.3 of the North-South Expressway just after the Seremban exit.