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1973 in Malaysia
16 years of the nationhood
- February — KFC Malaysia open its first restaurant at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur.
- 7 and 8 February — A Malay farmer Idrus bin Hassan killed eight people and wounded four others in Batu Titian Akar near Tampin, Johor before being shot dead by police.
- 21 May — Official opening of the Rantau Panjang – Sungai Golok Bridge of Malaysia-Thailand border in Kelantan.
- 29 May — P. Ramlee, a singer and actors died at the age of 44 due to heart attack. He was buried at Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur.
- 6 July — Official opening of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton by Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak.
- 2 August — Tun Dr Ismail the deputy prime minister died due to heart attack. He was buried in Makam Pahlawan, near Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur. He was the first national leader to be laid to rest here.
- 3 August — Dato' Hussein Onn is elected as the deputy prime minister.
- 18 October — 42 people, mostly Indians, were crushed to death when a 200feet-long limestone slab fell off a cliff collapsed and crashed onto a village at Gunung Cheroh, Ipoh, Perak.
- 21 October – A peace declaration was signed between the Malaysian government and the North Kalimantan Communist Party (NKCP) at Simanggang, Sarawak. After the peace declaration signed, the district and division of Simanggang later renamed as "Sri Aman" (town of peace).
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