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.
- March – The Malaysian no.1 singer, Sudirman Arshad won the title " Best Performer" in Asia Music Award 1989 contest at Royal Albert Hall, London.
- 26 April – Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak is installed as the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
- May – The Amanah Saham Bumiputra (ASB) scheme is launched.
- 15 April – Malacca Town become as the historical city and also a sister cities of Kuala Lumpur.
- June – Proton Knight, the first Rally, Race, Research (R3) sports car is launched at Johor Circuit.
- 1 June – TV3 celebrates its 5th anniversary.
- 18–24 October – The eleventeenth Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 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 insurgency war against Communist terrorist has over and the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) ceased fire. The peace agreement signed at Hat Yai, Thailand between MCP, the Malaysian and Thai government. MCP is officially dissolved.
- 20 August - 31 August — The Kuala Lumpur 1989, XV Southeast Asian Games
- Aiman Hakim Ridza – Malaysian singer and actor
- Neelofa – Malaysian actress and television host
- Nadiah Amirah – Malaysian student who holds the record of most 1As scored in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2006
- Daniel Bego – Malaysian swimmer
- Tengku Fairuz Khalisah Tuan Ibrahim – grand niece of Tunku Najihah
- 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