1941 in Malaya
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This article lists important figures and events in the public affairs of British Malaya during the year 1941, together with births and deaths of prominent Malayans. The Japanese occupation of Malaya started in December 1941.
Incumbent political figures
Central level (until February 1942)
- Governor of Federated of Malay States :
- Federal Secretaries of the Federated of Malay States :
- Governor of Straits Settlements :
State level (until February 1942)
- Perlis :
- Johore :
- Kedah :
- Kelantan :
- Trengganu :
- Selangor :
- Penang :
- Malacca :
- Monarchs : King George VI
- Residents-Councillors :
- Negri Sembilan :
- Pahang :
- Perak :
Below, the events of World War II have the "WW2" acronym
- 8 December – WW2: Imperial Japanese Army landings at Pak Amat Beach, Kota Bharu. This marked the official start of the Japanese occupation of Malaya.
- 8–11 December – WW2: Operation Krochol
- 9 December – WW2: Sungai Petani, Butterworth and Alor Star airport were captured by the Imperial Japanese Army.
- 10 December – WW2: The British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse were sunk by Japanese aircraft after relying on false intelligence as to the location of the landings.
- 11–13 December – WW2: Battle of Jitra
- 14–16 December – WW2: Battle of Gurun
- 18 December – WW2: Malayan Peoples's Anti Japanese Army (MPAJA) founded.
- 30 December – WW2: Starting Battle of Kampar until 2 January 1942.
- Unknown date – Construction of India House (Penang) completed.
- 30 January – Ahmad Kamal Abdullah – Writer and National Sasterawan
- 20 February – Lim Kit Siang – Democratic Action Party (DAP) politician
- 1 March – Laila Taib – Wife to former Chief Minister of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud (died 2009)
- 22 June – Ariffin Mohamad @ Ayah Pin – Secterian leader (died 2016)
- 21 September – Syed Hussein Al-Attas – Writer
- 26 September – Raja Jaafar – Raja Muda Perak
- 7 October - Leo Moggie Anak Irok – Former Minister of Energy, Communication and Multimedia (1998-2004), Chairman Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd
- 1 November – Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim – Former Attorney General of Malaysia (2003-2007)
- Unknown date – A. Galak – Actor
- Unknown date – Mohd. Yusof Noor – Politician
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