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This article lists events from the year 2010 in Malaysia. 2010 was the 53rd anniversary of Malaysia's independence.
- 1 January – The new Melaka's state administrative centre, Hang Tuah Jaya was officially declared a municipality.
- 4 January – Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammad was sworn in as a new Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
- 8 January – Three churches in the Klang Valley region, are attacked following a legal dispute involving a Catholic newsweekly The Herald which used the word "Allah" for the Christian God.
- 10 January – A church and a school guard post in Taiping, Perak had Molotov cocktails thrown at them. No damage to the All Saints Church in Jalan Taming Sari while the guard post at Convent High School suffered only minor damage.
- 17 January – A teacher and a student from Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Chung Ling were killed and four others were missing in the dragon boat tragedy in Penang.
- 18 January – MyID, Malaysian electronic government transactions was launched.
- 20 January – Police arrest of eight men who allegedly attacked a Christian church with a firebomb in Klang Valley region.
- 20 January – Najib Tun Razak visited India and met the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
- 21 January – Two separate surau in two villages in Sabak Aur and Parit Beting in Muar, Johor were partially damaged in two arson attempts.
- 22 January – Sultan Iskandar of Johor, the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (1984–1989), dies at the age of 77. On 23 January, His body was laid to rest at Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum, Johor Bahru. His son the Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ibrahim Ismail was proclaimed as the fifth Sultan of Johor with a title Sultan Ibrahim Ismail ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Johor declares seven days of mourning period with federal and state flags flown at half-mast and all entertainment activities are cancelled.
- 24 January – A light aircraft crashed into the jungle at Kampung Sungai Ladong, Simunjan, in Samarahan Division, Sarawak, killing the pilot and injuring a surgeon who was also on board.
- 28 January – The Government Transformation Programme (GTP) is unveiled.
- 29 January – Shah Alam Member of Parliament, Khalid Abdul Samad was suspended for six months as Shah Alam PAS chief and member of the party’s political bureau by the PAS discipline committee.
- 3 April – Najib Tun Razak marked his first years as Prime Minister.
- 12 April – Najib Tun Razak met with US President, Barack Obama for the first time during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC.
- 15 April – Bakar Arang, Kedah's state assemblyman Tan Wei Shu quit the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) party.
- 17 April – Achik Spin (real name Abdillah Murad Md Shari), vocalist of Malaysian rock band Spin died in a car accident on Kajang-Seremban Highway near Pajam, Negeri Sembilan.
- 18 April – Najib Tun Razak visited Japan and met the Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
- 19 April – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) party treasurer for Hulu Selangor, Dr Halili Rahmat quit the party and joined UMNO.
- 20 April – Two Perak PKR female leaders, Roshanita Mohd Basir and Soraya Sulaiman, quit the party to join UMNO.
- 20 April – The Sarawak National Party (SNAP) officially joined as a member of the Pakatan Rakyat.
- 22 April – Kelantan PKR youth chief Wan Khairul Ihsan Wan Ahmad and secretary Ezri Zainal Abidin quit the party to join UMNO.
- 25 April – Hulu Selangor by-election, 2010, Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates P. Kamalanathan win a by-election with a majority of 1,725 votes beating Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidates Zaid Ibrahim.
- 26 April – A 15-year-old boy Aminulrasyid Amzah was shot dead while reversing his car in an attempt to run over several policemen in Shah Alam, Selangor.
- 2 June – All 12 Malaysians on board the Turkish vessel Mavi Marvara found safety following the flotilla attack by the Israeli naval forces, which was carrying activists to the Gaza Strip on 1 June, killing at least ten people.
- 3 June – The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) was gazetted.
- 5 June – All six Malaysians on board the Cambodian vessel Rachel Corrie are safe.
- 6 June – All six Malaysians on board the Cambodian vessel Rachel Corrie return home.
- 10 June – The Tenth Malaysia Plan is unveiled by the Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak.
- 11 June – Official opening of the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque (Iron Mosque) in Putrajaya.
- 15 June – Malim Nawar, Perak's state assemblyman Keshvinder Singh quits Democratic Action Party (DAP) party.
- 20 June – The 115-year-old Pudu Prison's wall between Jalan Pudu and Jalan Hang Tuah, Kuala Lumpur were demolished to make way for a road-widening project, including the construction of an underpass at Jalan Pudu-Hang Tuah junctions.
- 22 June – The Indonesian boat sank at Straits of Malacca near Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan left two dead and seven others were missing.
- 25 June – A Sikorsky-type helicopter belonging to a logging company based here crashed deep in the jungle near Long Pelutan, Baram, Sarawak, killing its American pilot.
Bunga Raya (Hibiscus rosa sinesis) turns 50.
- 2 July – The second submarine KD Tun Abdul Razak arrives in Lumut Naval Base, Perak.
- 9 July – Proton cars celebrates its 25th anniversary. Launching of the Proton EMAS prototype cars.
- 16 July – The federal government announced a reduction in the subsidies for fuel, specifically petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as well as sugar. Subsidies for RON 95 and diesel will be reduced by five sen per litre and LPG by 10 sen per kg. RON 97 petrol will no longer be subsidised but will be subject to a managed float, with the price determined by an automatic pricing mechanism. The new price for RON 95 is RM1.85 per litre compared with RM1.80 per litre. For sugar, the price has been adjusted upward by 25 sen per kg to RM1.90 per kg (previously RM1.65 per kg).
- 26 July – Heavy vehicles will be banned during peak hours in the morning to ease congestion at certain routes of the PLUS Expressways in the Klang Valley, beginning 2 August The affected routes included New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) between Shah Alam and Jalan Duta, North-South Expressway Northern Route between Sungai Buloh and Bukit Lanjan and the Federal Highway Route 2 between Subang and Sungai Rasau.
- 28 July – Bunga Raya (Chinese Hibiscus) celebrates its 50th golden jubilee.
- 29 July – Former Transport Minister Ling Liong Sik is charged with cheating in the billion-dollar Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal but pleads innocent.
- 31 July – The Hari Pahlawan (Warriors Day) celebrations is held at the Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur for the first time.
- 3 August – Former Permatang, Selangor state assemblyman Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohd Noh and his female personal assistant Siti Rohana Ismat, were found shot dead inside a car at the North-South Expressway Northern Route near Sungai Buloh.
- 12 August – The Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur-Seremban electric train service (ETS) express route began operations.
- 12 August – Kelantan launches the Islamic gold dinar and silver dirham known as Kelantanese dinar as an alternative currency.
- 13 August – Two people were killed and two others seriously injured in a freak storm at a Ramadan bazaar in Jasin, Malacca.
- 14 August – A man ran amok and killed his wife at their home in Langkap near Teluk Intan, Perak.
- 16 August – Pasir Mas Deputy RELA Chief Harun Abdullah, who was reported missing on Friday 13 August, is found dead near a railway track in Tumpat, Kelantan.
- 17 August – Four in a family of six were killed when their car collided with a van after breaking fast at Km 22 of Jalan Seremban-Simpang Pertang road in Bukit Tangga near Kuala Klawang in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
- 18 August – Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand today maintained that political aide Teoh Beng Hock did not commit suicide.
- 22 August – A 6-year opld boy was killed and two men were injured in an explosion at an abandoned house used to store fireworks and firecrackers at Kampung Seberang Baroh in Cabang Tiga near Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
- 23 August – Vandals splashed red paint on a surau in Taman Pulai Impian, Sikamat, Negeri Sembilan and left a broken beer bottle there in the first known attack on a place of worship since a string of similar incidents eight months ago.
- 30 August – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) known as KLIA 2 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang.
- 1 September – Tan Sri Ismail Omar will replace Tan Sri Musa Hassan as the country’s new Inspector-General of Police on 13 September.
- 1 September – Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor has suspended the datukship titles conferred on Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and O.C. Phang following criminal charges filed against them over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) issue.
- 2 September – The Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (ECE 1) will be toll-free from 9pm till 6am on 7, 8, 15 and 16 September during Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.
- 6 September – A cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsudin, CIMB Kampong Baru bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad and personal lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim were reported missing since 30 August.
- 11 September – A 132kV power cable caught fire on the Penang Bridge, causing a massive traffic jam on both sides of the bridge
- 12 September – A missing cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsudin, CIMB Kampong Baru bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad and personal lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim were murdered, burnt and their ashes strewn in a river near Ladang Gadong, in Tanjung Sepat near Banting, Selangor.
- 13 September – The Regent of Kelantan, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Ibni Sultan Ismail Petra was proclaimed as the new Sultan of Kelantan with the title Sultan Muhammad V.
- 14 September – Penang Bridge celebrates its 25th anniversary.
- 16 September – The first Malaysia Day public holiday.
- 16 September – Three Fire and Rescue Department personnel were injured after a helicopter they were in crash landed in a rubber estate at Bukit Lada, FELCRA Kuala Kaung, in Lanchang, Pahang.
- 19 September – Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya's friend and Kosmetik Aveer founder, Sarina Jaafar, was found hanging in the master bedroom of her house at Taman Pauh Jaya in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
- 20 September – Malaysia and Singapore agreed to swap land parcels in the city-state Singapore as part of the Malaysia–Singapore Points of Agreement of 1990.
- 6 October – A monkey kills a four-day-old baby girl sleeping in the living room of her family’s home in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
- 7 October – Six fishermen were missing and 11 were saved when a merchant ship rammed into their boat in the Straits of Malacca, about 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Sabak Bernam, Selangor.
- 9 October – From 2016 onwards, the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination for Form Three students will be replaced with a school-based assessment to be drawn up by the Malaysian Examination Institution (Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia).
- 9 October – Batu Sapi member of parliament Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah dies in motorcycle crash at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
- 10 October – Malaysia's first angkasawan (cosmonaut), Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor marries Dr. Halina Mohd Yunos.
- 10 October – Twelve people were killed and more than 50 others injured in an highway crash involving two buses, three cars and a van at Km 223 of the North-South Expressway, near the Simpang Ampat Interchange, Melaka.
- 15 October – Malaysian Parliament celebrates its 50th anniversary of the formation.
- 15 October – The RM5 billion landmark Warisan Merdeka project, including a 100-storey tower in Kuala Lumpur is announced during the 2011 Budget.
- 16 October – Beginning next year, all Year One pupils will be studying Science and Mathematics in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language), ahead of the initial 2012 target. Their textbooks will also be in Bahasa Malaysia.
- 18 October – Six people are dead and up to seven people are feared missing after a ferry collided with a tugboat in the Anap river, Sarawak.
- 20 October – Melaka declares as the developed state in Malaysia.
- 25 October – Nine agreements worth at least RM 30 billion have been inked between the Government and the private sector, boosting the RM 1.3 trillion Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
- 27 October – Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh visits Malaysia and officiate the launch of Little India in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
- 29 October – Seven people were killed and more than 20 injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed at the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway slip roads of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway near Genting Sempah.
- 1 December – A heavy downpour caused floods in several areas of the Klang Valley. Several users reported a heavy traffic build-up at the Subang Interchange of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) on evening.
- 5 December – The Barisan Nasional (BN) charter is unveiled at the BN convention.
- 5 December – Police fired tear gas and water cannons at some 5,000 opposition-led protesters trying to hand over a memorandum on Selangor water issues to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Kuala Lumpur.
- 6 December – Former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has been charged with land fraud involving two plots of land and a house in Shah Alam worth millions of ringgit.
- 7 December – TV Alhijrah it was national first terrestrial Islamic television channel in Malaysia was launched grand opened inaugurated officially by Prime Minister Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak and broadcasts from Kuala Lumpur. This broadcast area was only limited to Klang Valley area, officially began transmissions after 1 months, 6 days of test of broadcasters.
- 9 December – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak make a two-day state visit to Malaysia in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries.
- 16 December – Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was suspended for six months from Dewan Rakyat over his statement linking the 1Malaysia concept with the One Israel campaign.
- 18 December – A 14-year-old girl, Siti Mazni Abdul Rahman was found murdered at the oil palm plantation in Parit Ju Darat, Tongkang Pechah, Johor.
- 18 December – The Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT Line, part of the Klang Valley Mass Rail Transit (MRT) project is unveiled. Construction will begin on July 2011.
- 20 December – Twenty-seven people, mostly Thai tourist were killed when the double-decked coach bus they were travelling in crashed at the Second East-West Highway of the Perak-Pahang border near Cameron Highlands, Pahang.
- 23 December – The Selangor state government has banned advertisements on billboards that feature the '1Malaysia' logo.
- 29 December – Malaysia national football team wins the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup for the first time in 14 years after beating Indonesia 4-2 on aggregate in the finals. Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak declares a national public holiday on 31 December.
National Day and Malaysia Day
1Malaysia; Menjana Transformasi – 1Malaysia; Generates Transformation
National Day Parade
Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil
Malaysia Day Celebrations
Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- 1 January – Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat – former Minister of Information and UMNO secretary general (born 1938)
- 9 January – Datuk Seri S. Augustine Paul – Federal Court Judge (born 1924)
- 9 January – Tun Dr Fatimah Hashim – First woman minister and Welfare Minister
- 17 January – Chin Aik Siang – School teacher and Jason Ch'ng, Brendon Yeoh, Goh Yi Zhang, Wang Yong Xiang and Cheah Zi Jun – student of Chung Ling High School
- 22 January – Sultan Iskandar of Johor and eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (1984–1989) (born 1932)
- 23 January – Robert Lam – ex-newscaster
- 24 January – Tun Ghazali Shafie – former Home Minister
- 22 March – Yanie (Mentor) – singers in the popular TV shows Mentor TV3
- 23 March – Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Daud – former Minister of Agriculture
- 25 March – Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad – Hulu Selangor, PKR member of parliament
- 2 April – Din Beramboi (real name Mior Ahmad Fuad Mior Badri) – actor, comedian and Era FM DJ
- 4 April – Tham Yong – Last Batang Kali massacre witness
- 9 April – Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew – Deputy Transport Minister and Bandar Sibu, BN member of parliament
- 17 April – Achik Spin (real name Abdillah Murad Md Shari) – vocalist in Spin rock band and husband to the singer Siti Nordiana (Nana)
- 26 April – Aminulrasyid Amzah – student (born 1995)
- 13 May – Ashaari Mohammad – Al-Arqam leader and founder
- 1 July – Tun Omar Ong Yoke Lin – Independence fighter and former President of the Dewan Negara
- 2 July – Toh Puan Norashikin Mohd Seth – widow of the late Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, a former Deputy Prime Minister (1970–1973)
- 3 August – Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohd Noh – former Permatang, Selangor state assemblyman
- 28 August – Isa Bakar – Malaysian footballer
- 5 September – Yusof Chong (real name Yusop Mat Said) – Veteran comedian
- 12 September – Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya – Cosmetics millionaire
- 17 September – M. Rajoli – Veteran actor
- 19 September – Sarina Jaafar – Cosmetics millionaire
- 27 September – Che Hashim Sulaima – Galas, Kelantan's State Assemblyman
- 9 October – Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah – Batu Sapi, BN member of parliament
- 8 November – Daud Ibrahim – Former national cyclist
- 24 November – Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu – former Penang's second chief minister (1969–1990)
- 8 December – Fan Yew Teng – former DAP member of parliament, politician, social activist and writer
- 16 December – Datuk Sulaiman Taha – Tenang, Johor's State Assemblyman
- 23 December – General (Rtd) Tun Ibrahim Ismail – Malaysian Armed Forces Chief of Staff (1970–1977)