2015 in Malaysia

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The Boeing 777-2H6ER of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which was reported missing on March 8 last year and found crashed somewhere in Indian Ocean on March 24 last year. On 29 July, the debris of the MH370 has been found at Reunion Island, France.
The Airbus A-400M Atlas was delivered to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on 10 March.
The BRT Sunway Line, the first bus rapid transit in Malaysia.
ShakeMap of the 5 June earthquake from the United States Geological Survey.
Donkey Ear's Peak, prior to 5 June earthquake damage which reduced the size of the prominences

The following lists events from 2015 in Malaysia.

Incumbents

Federal level

State level

Events

January

February

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

March

April

May

June

July

The KTM Class 93 for the Ipoh-Padang Besar line.
File:Kuala Lumpur 128th IOC Session logo.jpg
The official banner of the 128th IOC Session.

August

Masjid Negara, the National Mosque of Malaysia celebrates its golden jubilee (50th anniversary).
More than 10,000 people took over major roads in Kuala Lumpur kicking off a weekend of Bersih 4.0 rallies.

September

October

  • 1 October – Retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel increased 10 sen a litre each, effective midnight. The price of RON 95 and RON 97 are increased by 10 sen to RM2.05 and RM2.45 per litre respectively and the price of diesel is up to RM1.90.
  • 1 October – The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) has now been implemented at Johor Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing.
  • 5 October – The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have been fined CHF 40,000 (RM 180,000) by FIFA and ordered to play in an own empty stadium following crowd trouble in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A qualifying match against Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia won 3-0) at the Shah Alam Stadium on 8 September.
  • 9 October – Former Alor Limbat, Terengganu's state assemblyman, Alias Abdullah, was gunned down at his home in Marang after Friday prayers.
  • 9 October – Two Orang Asli school girls from Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tohoi in Gua Musang, Kelantan who went missing since 23 August were found safe but in a weak condition in Sungai Emas.
  • 10 October – Hari Sukan Negara (National Sports Day) is held nationwide for the first time.
  • 13 October – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
  • 14 October – The OKU disabled teenager, Muhammad Firdaus Dullah, who was found neglected and extremely malnourished at a unit of Taman Semarak Flats in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan last year, has died. He was 16 years old.
  • 14 October – Six family members were killed when their car skidded and collided with a trailer parked on the emergency lane at KM 258.8 of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 near the Perasing rest and service area in Kemaman, Terengganu.
  • 14 October – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash:
  • 23 October – The 2016 Federal Budget highlights
    • 2016 budget allocates total RM267.2 billion, an increase from a revised allocation of 260.7 billion for 2015. The initial allocation for 2015 was 273.9 billion.
    • For 2016, federal government revenue collection is projected at RM225.7 billion, up RM3.2 billion from 2015.
    • RM41.3 billion allocated to improve education.
    • Defence Ministry allocated RM17.1 billion.
    • Allocation of RM30.1 billion for development projects, RM5.2 billion for security, social development gets RM13.1 billion.
    • Government allocates RM1.2 billion to the tourism industry.
    • Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), an agency to facilitate the development of ethnic Malays and other indigenous Malaysians, allocated RM3.7 billion.
    • Affordable housing projects allocated RM1.6 billion, to be spent building 175,000 houses.
    • RM900 million allocated to resolve Kuala Lumpur traffic congestion.
    • Telecommunications infrastructure allocated RM1.2 billion.
    • RM1.4 billion earmarked for development of rural roads nationwide. The Pan Borneo Highway to be toll free.
    • Government to improve improve infrastructure in rural areas, including building houses and water supply.
    • RM5.3 billion allocated to modernize agricultural sector.
    • RM515 million allocated to improve electricity supply in Sabah state.
    • Pengerang oil project to receive RM18 billion in 2016.
    • Increased from RM900 per month to RM1,000 in peninsular Malaysia.
    • Current account surplus in 2016 to be down more than half to RM11.3 billion from RM23.4 billion this year and RM47.3 billion in 2014.
    • Economic growth forecasts at 4.0-5.0 per cent for 2016, compared with 4.5-5.0 per cent this year.
    • Fiscal deficit for 2016 reduced to 3.1 per cent of gross domestic product, down from 3.2 per cent in 2015 and 3.4 per cent last year.
    • Exports forecast to rebound 1.4 per cent in 2016 after a 0.7 per cent fall this year.
    • Inflation seen at 2.0-3.0 per cent in 2016, against 2.0-2.5 per cent this year.
    • Government debt limit to remain at 55 per cent of GDP in 2016, forecasting a ratio of 54.0 per cent this year and slightly up from 52.7 per cent in 2014.
    • Oil and gas related revenues seen at 14.1 per cent of total revenue in 2016, down from 19.7 per cent in 2015.
    • Goods and Services Tax (GST) expected to raise 39 billion next year, against RM27 billion collected in the first eight months of 2015.
    • Subsidy allocations seen falling slightly to RM26.1 billion from RM26.2 billion this year.
  • 30 October – An Indian national, Shabir Ahmad Khan who slapped the second imam of Masjid Negara (National Mosque) during Friday prayers last month was fined RM12,000 or three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court.
  • 31 October – Official opening of the Rapid KL LRT's Sri Petaling Line extension phase 1 from Seri Petaling to Kinrara BK5
  • 31 October – Johor Darul Takzim FC (JDT), the only football club from Malaysia wins the 2015 AFC Cup for the first time after beating FC Istiklol of Tajikistan 1-0 in the final at Dushanbe. Johor state government declared public holiday on 1 November following the JDT's victory.

November

December

National Day and Malaysia Day

National Day theme

Malaysia, Sehati Sejiwa (Single Minded Malaysia)

National Day parade

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Day celebration

Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Sports

Deaths

See also

References