1955 in Malaya
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This article lists important figures and events in Malayan public affairs during the year 1955, as well as births and deaths of significant Malayans.
Incumbent political figures
- Governor of Malaya :
- Chief Minister Federation of Malaya :
- Perlis :
- Johore :
- Kedah :
- Kelantan :
- Trengganu :
- Selangor :
- Penang :
- Malacca :
- Negri Sembilan :
- Pahang :
- Perak :
- 8 January – Sabak Bernam declared as a white area (free from the communist insurgency) during the Malayan Emergency.
- 12 January – Setapak High School was founded.
- 4 April – Sultan Alam Shah Islamic College was founded.
- May – Malacca state declared as a white area (free from the communist insurgency) during the Malayan Emergency.
- 4–5 June – 1955 Thomas Cup. Malaya winner this edition defeated Denmark.
- 27 July – First General Elections in Malaya. Alliance Party (Parti Perikatan) won 51 parliament seats of 52.
- 9 August – Tunku Abdul Rahman formed the first Rahman cabinet after being invited to begin a new government following the 27 July general election
- 11 August – A Rhodesian soldier named Shaweleka Fungabelo killed six people and wounded at least twelve people on a mail train travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore before committing suicide.
- 11 November – The Malayan People's Party was formed.
- 27 November – A rally is held in Kuala Lumpur to urge CPM members to surrender and end the Malayan Emergency.
- 5 December – Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) is established.
- Unknown date – Central Provident Fund is established.
- Unknown date – The International School of Penang (Uplands) was founded.
- Unknown date – Kolej Islam Malaya was established before change name to Universiti Islam Malaysia.
- Unknown date – Ministry of Education (Malaysia) is formed.
- Unknown date – YTL Corporation Berhad was founded by Yeoh Tiong Lay.
- 14 January – Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad – Architect and construction expert
- 25 January – SM Nasimuddin SM Amin – Entrepreneur and founder of Naza group (died 2008)
- 30 May – Rosnah Mat Aris - Actor
- 21 July – Danial Zainal Abidin - Motivator and muslim clerics
- 14 August – Jamilah Anu - Politician and Adenan Satem wife.
- 24 September – Rahim Maarof – Singer
- 6 October – Abdul Gani Patail – Former Attorney General of Malaysia
- 15 November – Idris bin Jusoh – Politician
- Unknown date – Hail Amir – Singer
- Unknown date – Kartina Aziz – Actor
- Unknown date – Rehman Rashid – Writer and journalist (dies 2017)
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