1989 in Malaysia
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1989 in Malaysia
32 years of the nationhood
- Yang di-Pertuan Agong:
- Raja Permaisuri Agong:
- Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
- Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Ghafar Baba
- Sultan of Johor: Tunku Ibrahim Ismail (Regent until 25 April)
- Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
- Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Ismail Petra
- Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Putra
- Sultan of Perak: Raja Nazrin Shah (Regent from 26 April)
- Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Ahmad Shah
- Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
- Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah
- Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Jaafar (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang:
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Malacca: Tun Syed Ahmad Al-Haj bin Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Mohammed Noor
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Said Keruak
- 19 January – Planetarium Sultan Iskandar in Kuching, Sarawak, the first planetarium in Malaysia is officially opened
- 1 February – The Malaysian National Speed Limit was enforced.
- 19 February – A Boeing 747 owned by Flying Tiger Line crashed 12 kilometres from the Subang International Airport while on approach. The pilots misinterpreted the controller's instructions to descend, causing the aircraft to fly below minimum altitude and crash into a hillside on the outskirts of Puchong (the flight crew mistook the descent altitude to be 400 feet, when the controller actually meant 2400 feet). All 4 flight crew were killed.
- 8 March – Proton Saga Knight, the first Rally, Race, Research (R3) sports car is launched at Batu Tiga Circuit, Shah Alam.
- 19 March – The Malaysian no.1 singer, Sudirman Arshad won the title " Best Performer" in 1989 Salem Asian Music Awards at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom.
- 10 April – Four people were injured in a bomb blast at Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur.
- 26 April – Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak is elected as the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- 15 April – Malacca Town become as the historical city and also a sister cities of Kuala Lumpur.
- 1 June – TV3 celebrates its 5th anniversary.
- 18–24 October – The eleventeenth Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is held in Kuala Lumpur.
- 22 September – About 27 of students including school girls were killed in the Madrasah fire tragedy in Guar Chempedak, Kedah.
- 2 December – The Communist insurgency in Malaysia (1968–89) ended and the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) agreed to a ceasefire. A peace agreement is signed at Hat Yai, Thailand between CPM, the Malaysian and Thai governments. CPM is officially dissolved.
- 20 August - 31 August — The Kuala Lumpur 1989, XV Southeast Asian Games
- January 17 – Aiman Hakim Ridza, singer and actor
- January 29 – Ong Jian Guo, badminton player
- February 10 – Neelofa, actress and television host
- September 18 – Daniel Bego, swimmer
- date unknown
- Ibu Zain — Malay woman political, nationalist and educational
- S Kadarisman — Malay actor
- S Sudarmaji — Malay film director
- Jimmy Chuah — Notorious criminal during hostage drama siege was hanged in Pudu Prison, Kuala Lumpur