2012 in Malaysia

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2012
in
Malaysia
Decades:
See also:
Legoland Malaysia in Nusajaya, Johor opened on September 15.
Muar (Bandar Maharani), the royal town of Johor.
The new KTM Komuter's six-car-set trains, MyKomuter (KTM Class 92).

2012 in Malaysia is Malaysia's 55th anniversary of Malaysia's independence.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal level[edit]

State level[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

Proton Prevé

May[edit]

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380.

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 26 July – One crew members was killed and three others were injured in an MV Bunga Alpinia 3 tanker explosion in Labuan.[26]

August[edit]

Malaysian badminton player, Lee Chong Wei at the 2012 London Olympics
  • 27 July - 12 August – Malaysia competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. On August 5, Malaysian badminton player, Lee Chong Wei, won a silver medal for the second time.[27] On August 9, Malaysian diver Pandelela Rinong won a bronze medal in the 10 metre diving platform for the first time.[28] This was the first female Malaysian athlete to win a medal at the Olympics, as well as the first to win an Olympic medal in any sport other than Badminton.[29]
  • 10 August – Ops Selamat (formerly Ops Sikap) is launched by the Royal Malaysian Police.[30]
  • 31 August – The Himpunan Janji Ditepati gathering was held at Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. It would set a world record of having one million tweets hashtaged #Merdeka55 containing messages of independence between 8:15 and 9:15 pm.[31]

September[edit]

  • 4 September – Two Malaysian medical students were killed in the road crash at Vladimir, Russia.[32]
  • 11 September – The preliminary report of Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 was introduced. The government made the report based on public opinions about education in Malaysia. There are 11 areas of reform which will be made in 3 phases.[33]
  • 13–15 September – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) were on a 3-day official visit to Malaysia, representing Elizabeth II for the Royal Jubilee celebrations.[34][35]
  • 15 September – Legoland Malaysia in Nusajaya, Johor is opened to the public.[36]
  • 16 September – The Malaysia Day celebrations was held at Lapangan Terbang Lama, Bintulu, Sarawak. This is the first such celebration held on a large scale in Sarawak.[37]
  • 22 September – Muslims and non-Muslims in various parts of Malaysia made peaceful protests over the film Innocence of Muslims.[38][39]
  • 22 September – The Automated Enforcement System (AES) came into force at all major roads, highways and expressways nationwide.[40]
  • 23 September – The Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) for Kuala Lumpur at Pudu Sentral is officially launched.[41]

October[edit]

Malaysian Moto3 rider, Zulfahmi Khairuddin.
  • 10 October – Six of family killed while two others were seriously injured when they car collided with an express bus at Kuantan-Kuala Terengganu road near Meraga Beris, Kijal, Terengganu.[42]

November[edit]

The site of Pudu Prison after demolition.

December[edit]

Eurocopter EC 725 for RMAF to replace the Sikorsky S-61.

National Day and Malaysia Day[edit]

National Day theme: 1Malaysia; 55 Tahun Merdeka Janji Ditepati (1Malaysia; 55 Years of Independence Promises Fulfilled)
Malaysia Day theme: Janji Ditepati Rakyat Sejahtera

National Day parade[edit]

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Himpunan Janji Ditepati (Janji Ditepati gathering)[edit]

Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Day celebrations[edit]

Lapangan Terbang Lama, Bintulu, Sarawak

Sports[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 20 January – Izwan Pilus – Malay singers
  • 27 January – Razali Alias – former Selangor footballer
  • 20 February – Latiff Ibrahim – Malay actors
  • 23 March – Tan Sri Mazlan Nordin – veteran journalist
  • 30 March – Raja Ashman Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Shah – Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak
  • 3 May – Bob Kuman (real name Husni Mohd Rawi) – Malay comedian; entertainer
  • 5 May – Fickry Yaacub – chairman of Karangkraf Media Group
  • 29 May – Toh Puan Goh Sing Yeng – wife of former Penang's second chief minister (1969–1990), Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu
  • 29 June – Osman Kering – veteran actor
  • 7 July – Paul Ponnudorai – guitarist back-up for artists
  • 9 July – Azah Aziz (real name Sharifah Azah Mohamed Alsagoff) – wife of Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz
  • 21 July – Ismail Hutson – President of Malaysian Zoological Society and veteran actor
  • 30 July – Tengku Putri Aishah – youngest sister of Sultan of Selangor
  • 15 August – Punch Gunalan (real name Panchacharan Gunalan) – former national badminton champion
  • 17 August – Nyonya Tan Abdullah – Dondang Sayang art laureate
  • 4 September – Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah – Honorary Life President of Olympic Council of Malaysia
  • 5 September – Mahadzir Mohd Khir – former Deputy Education Minister
  • 12 September – Raja Hamidah Raja Saat – veteran actress
  • 26 September – Toh Puan Siti Zainab – wife of former Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang (1989–2001), Tun Dr Hamdan Sheikh Tahir
  • 28 September – Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Minhat – football legend
  • 14 October – Tan Sri Kuek Yo Hao – renowned figure in the development of Johor
  • 12 November – Datuk Zawawi Mahmuddin – former Information Ministry secretary-general
  • 4 December – R. Jeyanathan – broadcaster[60]
  • 12 December – Engku Tan Sri Ibrahim Engku Ngah – former Keeper of the Ruler's Seal (Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja)
  • 14 December – Mohd Noor Fikrie Bin Abd Kahar – terrorist group leader of Jemaah Islamiyah[61]
  • 16 December – Datuk Seri Hwang Sing Lue – Hwang-DBS (Malaysia) Berhad founder and former chairman
  • 22 December – Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik – former Gerakan party president and the Energy, Water and Communications Minister

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