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1960 in Malaya
3 years of the nationhood
Bunga Raya (Chinese Hibiscus)
- (Source: Malaysian Department of Informations)
- February - The first FELDA settlers arrived in Lurah Bilut, Pahang.
- 10 February - Sultan Ismail is crowned as Sultan of Johor.
- 4 April - Tuanku Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong dies. His body was brought back to Negeri Sembilan and laid to rest at Seri Menanti Royal Mausoleum, Seri Menanti.
- 7 April – World Refugee Year is commemorated in Malayan stamp.
- 14 April - Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah of Selangor becomes the second Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- 27 May - First Malayan Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca.
- 31 May - Malayan Banking Berhad was incorporated.
- 28 July - The Chinese Hibiscus become as the Malaysian national flower and renamed Bunga Raya.
- 31 July - The second Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah of Selangor declared the state of emergency ends. A victory parade is held in Kuala Lumpur.
- 25 August-11 September - Malaya competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Nine competitors, all men, took part in eleven events in four sports.
- 1 September - The second Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah of Selangor died of a mysterious illness before his installation. His body was brought back to Selangor and laid to rest at royal mausoleum near Sultan Sulaiman Mosque, Klang.
- 19 September – The Natural Rubber Research of Conference is held in Kuala Lumpur.
- 21 September - Tuanku Syed Putra of Perlis is elected as the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- 5 October - Congo Peacekeeping Mission (1960–1962). Malaya sent 1,947 personnel were dispatched as part of the United Nations Operation in the Congo or ONUC.
- 25 October - The Kuala Lumpur British Royal Air Force base was officially handed over to the Malayan Royal Air Force.
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