2002 in Malaysia
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2002 in Malaysia is the 45th anniversary of Malaysia's independence.
- Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
- Raja Permaisuri Agong: Tuanku Fauziah
- Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Dr Mahathir Mohammad
- Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
- Sultan of Johor: Sultan Iskandar
- Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
- Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Yahya Petra
- Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Faizuddin (Regent)
- Sultan of Perak: Sultan Azlan Shah
- Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Ahmad Shah
- Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
- Sultan of Terengganu: Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
- Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: Tuanku Jaafar
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang: Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Malacca: Tun Syed Ahmad Al-Haj bin Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Sakaran Dandai
- 23 February — Ahmad and Muhammad Rosli, Malaysian siamese twins are successfully separated at King Fahd National Guard Hospital, Saudi Arabia.
- 14 April — The Express Rail Link (ERL) Malaysia's first high speed train is launched.
- 22 April — Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin is installed as Yang di-Pertuan Agong
- June — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad visit Vatican City and meet Pope John Paul II for the first time.
- June — The Pendang MP by-elections, Barisan Nasional (BN) win in this elections.
- July — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad announced that he will resign from the office and be replaced by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
- November — Sipadan and Ligitan Islands are officially awarded to Malaysia by International Court of Justice (ICJ)
- 20 November — The bungalow of the Affin Bank chairman General (RtD) Tan Sri Ismail Omar collapse causing landslide in Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang, Selangor. Eight people were killed.
- 24 February-9 March - 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup
- June - 2002 World's Strongest Man, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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- Normadiah — Malay actress
- Mahmud June — Malay actors
- Dato' Ahmad Daud — Malay actors and singers
- Dato' Rafeah Buang — Malay singers
- Fazidah Joned — Malay singers (famous songs "Selamat Hari Raya")
- Hasliza Ishak — second wife of Raja Di-Hilir Perak was murdered
- Fadzil Noor — the president of PAS political party, a member parliament for Pendang and state assemblymen for Anak Bukit, Kedah.
- Rejabhad — Famous cartoonist