1963 in Malaysia
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This article lists important figures and events in Malayan and Malaysian public affairs during the year 1963, together with births and deaths of significant Malaysians. The Federation of Malaya merged with Singapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak to form the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September.
Incumbent political figures
- Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Tuanku Syed Putra of Perlis
- Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tuanku Budriah of Perlis
- Prime Minister: Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
- Deputy Prime Minister: Datuk Abdul Razak
- Lord President: James Beveridge Thomson
- Negeri Sembilan
- (Source: Malaysian Department of Informations)
- 21 March – Freedom from Hunger campaign was commemorated on a Malayan stamp.
- May – A&W's first store in Asia Pacific and Malaysia opened at Kuala Lumpur's Batu Road.
- June – Shah Alam was established as a planned city.
- 26 June – The Cameron Highlands Hydroelectric Scheme was established.
- 27 July – The Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation began. War broke out.
- 11 March – The National Language Act 1963 was gazetted.
- 31 August – The Muzium Negara (National Museum) officially opened.
- 16 September – The Federation of Malaysia was formed through the merging of the Federation of Malaya and the British crown colonies of Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak.
- 3 October – The 4th World Orchids Conference was held in Singapore.
- 26 October – Sultan Idris Shah was installed as the 33rd Sultan of Perak.
- 4 November – The 9th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur.
- 14 November – The National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara) was officially opened.
- 21 November – The Malaysian Houses of Parliament officially opened.
- 28 December – The launch of Television Malaysia by Tunku Abdul Rahman.
- 7 July – Jamal Jamaluddin – Sinar FM radio announcer
- 4 January – Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah of Perak
- 9 May – Charles Vyner Brooke – The last White Rajah of Sarawak