2006 in Malaysia
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2006 in Malaysia is the 49th anniversary of Malaysia's independence.
- Yang di-Pertuan Agong:
- Raja Permaisuri Agong:
- Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
- Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak
- Sultan of Johor: Sultan Iskandar
- Sultan of Kedah: Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah (Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
- Sultan of Kelantan: Sultan Yahya Petra
- Raja of Perlis: Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Regent to 12 December
- Sultan of Perak: Sultan Azlan Shah
- Sultan of Pahang: Sultan Ahmad Shah
- Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
- Sultan of Terengganu: Tengku Muhammad Ismail Regent to 13 December
- 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 Mohd Khalil Yaakob
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak: Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin
- Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah: Tun Ahmad Shah Abdullah
- 4 February – The Kepong Flyover on the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) is closed to traffic for repairing works. It was only reopened in December.
- 2 March – Shah Alam, Selangor's state capital was hit by massive flash floods.
- 11 March – The LCCT, Malaysia's first budget air terminal in Sepang, Selangor was opened.
- 12 April – Construction of the new Tanjung Puteri road bridge replacing the Malaysian side of the causeway is canceled.
- 22 April – Channel 9 returns to the waves as TV9 after a fourteen-month hiatus. Test transmissions had already begun on 1 April.
- 23 April – Tun Ghafar Baba, former deputy prime minister dies. He was laid to rest at Makam Pahlawan, near Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur.
- 20 May – SUPP experiences its worst defeat since its establishment in 1959, by winning only 11 out of 19 contested seats in the Sarawak elections.
- 31 May – Four people were killed in the landslide in Kampung Pasir, Ulu Klang, Selangor.
- 20 June – Petaling Jaya was granted city status, becoming the second municipality in Selangor with city rights after state capital Shah Alam.
- 25 July – Tengku Datuk Puteri Kamariah Sultan Abu Bakar, sister of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang was stabbed to death by her 21-year-old son Tunku Rizal Shahzan Tunku Ismail.
- 30 July – Eleven passengers were killed in a bus crash near the Jawi Interchange, Penang, on the North–South Expressway.
- 30 July – The South Johor Economic Region (SJER) was announced.
- August – The Malaysian federal government unveils plans to build the Penang Second Bridge in the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
- 12 August – The Federal Territory gets a new flag and its own anthem.
- 21 August – Malaysian pop singer Siti Nurhaliza marries Datuk Khalid Mohd Jiwa (Datuk K).
- 7 September – The remains of two 19th-century Malay warriors Ngah Ibrahim and Laksamana Mohammad Amin Alang Duakap were brought back from Singapore to Perak.
- 22 September – Suki wins One in a Million, a popular singing competition which offers prizes up to RM 1,000,000.
- August–October – The 2006 Southeast Asian haze.
- October – Mongolian model, Altantuya Shaaribuu was murdered in Shah Alam, Selangor.
- 27 October – A six-coach train of the Ampang Line LRT overshot the end of the elevated tracks at Sentul Timur station, resulting in the front half of the first coach dangling in the air about 25m above the ground.
- November – Heavy showers hit Peninsular Malaysia daily for several weeks, unusual even during the rainy season in previous years.
- 4 November – The South Johor Economic Region (SJER) was officially named as Iskandar Development Region
- 7 November – The KLCI passes the 1,000 mark hurdle, for the first time since 2000.
- 12 November – Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Penang Second Bridge.
- 20 November – Microchips worth millions of ringgit were stolen from the Air Cargo Complex in Batu Maung, Penang.
- 7 December – The Klang Valley metropolitan area was given MSC status by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
- 7 December – Cicak Man, Malaysia's locally produced superhero film, hits the screens.
- 12 December – MEASAT III is launched by Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
- 13 December – Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu replaces Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin (of Perlis) as the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- 15 December – Bok House, a 1920s bungalow along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, was controversially demolished.
- 19 December – Several parts of Johor, Malacca and Pahang including Johor Bahru, Skudai, Segamat, Jasin and Kota Tinggi were hit by flash floods.
Keranamu Malaysia (Misi Nasional Penjana Wawasan)
National Day Parade
- KL06 FESPIC Games
- Muhammad Naufal Firdaus bin Shahrul Nizam — Malaysian- Bandar Setia Alam
- Rosiah Chik — Malay singer
- Fadzil Ahmad — King of Gambus Malaysia
- S. Jibeng — Malay singer
- Tan Sri Ahmad Noordin Zakaria — Former Auditor-General
- Dato' Dr S.K. Dharmalingam — First oncologist and president of the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM)
- Tun Abdullah Salleh — Former Secretary Chief and founder of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
- Puan Sri Rosaline Yeoh — Former model, Hong Kong television personality and wife of the YTL Corporation chairman Tan Sri Francis Yeoh
- Hani Mohsin — Celebrity and the host of the TV gameshow Wheel of Fortune Malaysia version Roda Impian
- Rashid Maidin — Senior leader of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM)
- Ven. K Sri Dhammananda formerly known as Samuel Dass — Malaysian Buddhist chief monk
- Tan Sri Kontek Kamariah Ahmad — First women in the co-operative movement, education and politics
- Tan Sri Dr B.C. Sekhtar — Rubber research icon
- Tan Sri Mohamed Khir Johari — Former Minister of Education
- Norsehah Abu Bakar (Seha) — Host of the music TV show Muzik TV
- Ali Khan Shamsudin — Malaysian "Snake King"
- Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan — state assemblymen for Batu Talam, Pahang.