2019 in Malaysia
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History of Malaysia • Timeline • Years
This is a list of events in the year 2019 in Malaysia.
- Yang di-Pertuan Agong:
- Raja Permaisuri Agong:
- Tunku Azizah of Pahang (from 31 January)
- Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong:
- Prime Minister: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
- Deputy Prime Minister: Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
- Chief Justice:
- Johor :
- Kedah :
- Kelantan :
- Perlis :
- Perak :
- Pahang :
- Selangor :
- Terengganu :
- Negeri Sembilan :
- Penang :
- Malacca :
- Sarawak :
- Sabah :
- 1 January - Smoking ban was planned to take effect, however the grace period was extended twice throughout the year and the ban will only be implemented the following year.
- 6 January - Sultan Muhammad V stepped down as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- 15 January - The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah was proclaimed as the new Sultan of Pahang with the title Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
- 21 January - Thaipusam
- 24 January - The special Conference of Rulers is held in Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur to elect the new 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang is elected as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong while Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak is elected as a Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- 26 January - 2019 Cameron Highlands by-election. It was won by Ramli Mohd Nor, a direct candidate representing Barisan Nasional. Upon his win, he joined the coalition's component party, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).
- 29 January - Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah proclaimed as Tengku Ampuan of Pahang, a title reserved for the consort of the current ruler or sultan, of noble birth, as enshrined in the Pahang State Constitution. Her second son, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim proclaimed as Tengku Mahkota (Crown prince) of Pahang.
- 31 January - The new 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang sworn-in, beginning his five-year term as Head of State.
- 5–6 February - Chinese New Year
- 2 March - 2019 Semenyih by-election. It was won by Zakaria Hanafi, Barisan Nasional's candidate from component party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). The result meant that the political coalition got its seat back from the Pakatan Harapan coalition whose original member of parliament, Bakhtiar Mohd Nor died on 11 January 2019 at the age of 57 due to heart attack.
- 14 March - Opening of the IKEA Malaysia's fourth store in Batu Kawan, Penang.
- 13 April - 2019 Rantau by-election. It was won by incumbent United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) state assemblyman, Mohamad Hasan representing Barisan Nasional after his original result was declared null and void, allowed him to retain his seat.
- 19 April - Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan, Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra marries Swedish citizen, Sofie Louise Johansson.
- 24 April - Water supply system improvement works at Sungai Selangor Phase 2 (SSP2) Water Treatment Plant.
- 11 May - 2019 Sandakan by-election. It was won by Vivian Wong Shir Yee representing Democratic Action Party (DAP) of the Sabah Heritage Party, Pakatan Harapan and United Progressive People of Kinabalu Organisation alliance, replacing her father and original Member of Parliament Wong Tien Fatt who died of heart attack.
- 30 July - The installation of 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Sultan of Pahang at Istana Negara, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.
- 1 August – Kuala Terengganu Drawbridge is open to traffic
- 13 August – British-Irish Nora Anne Quoirin was missing 9 days ago and found dead later at a resort in Negeri Sembilan.
- 18 August – Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah made its 3-day official state visit to Brunei and meets the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
- 26 August – Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah made its 4-day official state visit to Indonesia and meets the President, Joko Widodo.
- 31 August – 62nd Independence and National Day of Malaysia (Merdeka Day), marking the 62nd anniversary of Malaysia's independence from the British at the Dataran Merdeka in the country's capital city, Kuala Lumpur on 31 August 1957, Saturday and the very great independence was declared by the country's very 1st Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman and the then-Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Razak Hussein and then-Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan.
- 20 September - Luqman Hakim Shamsudin became the first and youngest Malaysian football player to formally sign for Belgian club K.V. Kortrijk with a 5-year contract.
- 5 October - Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 which aimed at increase the incomes of all ethnic groups, particularly the Bumiputera comprising the B40 (lower income group), the hardcore poor, the economically poor, those in economic transition, Orang Asli, Sabah and Sarawak bumiputeras, the disabled, youths, women, children and senior citizens was launched by Mahathir Mohamad.
- 6 October - Mugen Rao wins the Bigg Boss Tamil 3 reality TV show.
- 27 October - Diwali/Deepavali
- 31 October - Malaysia completely switched its television broadcast format from analogue to digital with the last of the analogue switch over (ASO) took place in East Malaysia after 3 phases on 21 July in Langkawi, 19 August in Central and South Peninsular and 14 October in North and East Peninsular.
- 16 November – 2019 Tanjung Piai by-election. It was won by Wee Jeck Seng, candidate of Barisan Nasional from the coalition's component party Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) who originally held the parliament seat since 2008. But his rule of the constituency was temporarily stopped when he lost to Mohamed Farid Md Rafik, a Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) candidate representing Pakatan Harapan during the 2018 Malaysian general election, whose death during his time as member of parliament due to heart attack triggered the by-election. Wee's win meant that he got his seat back from the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
- 30 November – 11 December - Malaysia participated at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games with 773 athletes in 52 sports. It ranked 5th among the participating nations with 55 gold medals, 58 silver medals and 71 bronze medals. Its achievement was 15 golds short of its intended 70-gold target. The contingent was affected by the Rhythmic Gymnastics gold-medal issue during the event.
- 18 – 21 December - 2019 Kuala Lumpur Summit was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It was attended mainly by the world's Muslim countries leaders and delegates.
National Day and Malaysia Day
National Day theme
Sayangi Malaysiaku, Malaysia Bersih (Love My Malaysia, A Clean Malaysia)
National Day parade
Malaysia Day celebration
- 15–20 January – 2019 Malaysian Badminton Masters
- 2–7 April – 2019 Malaysian Badminton Open
- 6–13 April – 2019 Tour de Langkawi
- 11–18 April – 2020 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
- 12–19 October – 2019 Sultan of Johor Cup
- 24 November – 2019 Penang Bridge International Marathon
- 17 July - Tunku Abu Bakar Ibrahim
- 26 January – Ismail Jusoh - entrepreneur, founder of Budu Cap Ketereh
- 8 February – Abdul Bari Asyraf Mohd - Hero of Terengganu for saving family nearly drown
- 11 February – Ustaz Yo Kemaman - Religious Lecturer
- 12 March – Ustaz Azli Taliban - Ketua Penerangan Dewan Ulama PAS Perak, activist of Muslim Care Malaysia
- 17 March – Tunku Puan Zanariah - Eighth Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
- 19 March – Mohd Haziq Mohd Tarmizi - Victims of Christchurch mosque shootings
- 1 May – Ustaz Abu Hassan Din Al-Hafiz - Prominent Muslim preacher, Famous Islamic religious scholar, former Grand Imam of the National Mosque, former Religious Adviser to several Yang di-Pertuan Agong , the younger brother of former PAS spiritual leader, Datuk Dr Haron Din & Ustaz Ishak Din
- 17 May – S.M. Mohamed Idris - President of Consumers Association of Penang (CAP)
- 18 May – Faziani Rohban Ahmad - Founder of Dnars Cosmetics (died while on the way to send the donation for tahfiz center)
- 19 May – Adamdidam - Celebrity chef
- 22 May – Ustaz Arifin Ilham - Indonesian preacher
- 22 May – Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah - the fifth and former modern Sultan of Pahang, the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 26 April 1979 to 25 April 1984 (born 1930)
- 28 May – Khoo Kay Kim - Professor Emeritus and renowned historian.
- 7 June – Ustaz Ku Yaacob Ku Hashim - a khatib, a former teacher of SMK Agama Kedah
- 10 June – Fadzil Ahmad - sub inspector PDRM at IPD Sik
- 8 July – Tengku Ismail Shah AlHaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah AlHaj - Tengku Besar Putra Selangor
- 17 August – Suffian Rahman - Terengganu FC's goalkeeper
- 11 September – Shafie Salleh - Chief Scout of Malaysia
- 26 September – Yazit Ahmad - Search Drummer
- 28 September – Sultan Ismail Petra - the 28th and former Sultan of Kelantan
- 1 October – Nor Asyikin Mohd Razali - Religious talk and Former Host TV Semanis Kurma (2010–2014)
- 12 October – Kamal Chilok - Comedian
- 27 October – Pitt Hanif - Film director of Coast Guard
- 5 December – Nassier Wahab - Singer
- 8 December – Kamn Ismail - Animation director of 'Keluang Man' and 'Usop Sontorian'
- 10 December – Dr Wan Ismail Wan Mahmud - Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s father
- 24 December – Tengku Abdul Aziz ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar - Tengku Panglima Perang Pahang
- "Smoking ban starts today". The Star Online. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "No more smoking at eateries at the stroke of midnight". New Straits Times. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "Grace period for smoking ban at eateries extended by 6 months". Free Malaysia Today. 25 April 2019.
- "Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election set for Jan 26". The Star Online. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Hamdan, Nurbaiti (2018-11-30). "Court nullifies BN's GE14 victory for Cameron Highlands seat (Updated)". The Star Online. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
- "Tunku Azizah Aminah proclaimed as new Tengku Ampuan Pahang". www.nst.com.my. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
- "Tengku Hassanal to be proclaimed as Tengku Mahkota Pahang - Nation | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
- "Football: Striker Luqman Hakim signs up with Belgium club K.V. Kortrijk - The Star Online". 2019-09-20.
- "Bigg Boss Tamil 3, Day 100 Written Update: How Mugen Rao Made The 100th Day Extra Special - NDTV". 2019-10-02.
- "Muslim leaders, delegates arrive for KL Summit opening ceremony". New Straits Times. 19 December 2019.