2015 in Malaysia

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.


Federal level

State level




Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan







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.
  • 1 August – Retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel reduced 10 sen a litre each, effective midnight.
  • 1 August – Police arrested 29 people over a protest rally, "Tangkap Najib Rally" organised by a group calling itself Demi Malaysia in front of the Sogo shopping centre, Kuala Lumpur including Teja assemblyman Chang Lih Kang and Simpang Pulai assemblyman Tan Kar Hing.
  • 1 August – Kuching, capital city of Sarawak has declared as the ‘City of Unity’.
  • 1 August – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash:
  • 2 August – New Straits Times celebrates its 170th anniversary.
  • 2 August – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash:
  • 3 August – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said funds amounting to RM2.6 billion supposedly deposited into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal account, were campaign donations and not funds from state investment company, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
  • 6 August – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash:
  • 7–9 August – Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix is held in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 7 August – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash:
  • 9 August – Singapore-registered tanker MT Joaquim which went missing in Selangor waters on 8 August has been found some 14 nautical miles east of off Rupat Island, Indonesia. However, the cargo of 3,500 metric tonnes of marine fuel oil were missing.
  • 11 August – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash:
    • Malaysia sends a team of experts to the Maldives to investigate reports that debris from the missing Flight MH370 has washed up there.
  • 14 August – Governor General of Australia, Peter Cosgrove made his five-day official visit to Malaysia and meet his counterpart, Najib Tun Razak.
  • 14 August – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash:
    • A Malaysian team inspecting debris that washed up in the Maldives has so far found nothing that came from missing flight MH370.
  • 15 August – Doa untuk Malaysia (Pray for Malaysia) programme is held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 18 August – Five Malaysians have been confirmed to be among at least 23 people killed in a bomb blast at Ratchaprasong district, in central Bangkok, Thailand which also injured dozens others.
  • 19 August – The entire 41.5 km elevated guideway for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line has now been completed.
  • 27 August – Masjid Negara, the National Mosque of Malaysia celebrates its golden jubilee (50th anniversary).
  • 29 August – The Bersih 4.0 rally:
    • The Bersih 4.0 rally are held in major cities nationwide, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
      • In Kuala Lumpur, more than 10,000 people took over major roads in the city kicking off a weekend of Bersih 4.0 rallies.
      • In Kuching, nearly 10,000 people thronged the Song Kheng Khai field for the Bersih 4.0 Kuching event at evening.
      • In Kota Kinabalu, some 500 people from the Sabah Trade Centre, 50 from the Hakka Association Hall, and 100 from the City mosque and Plaza Juta walked in small groups chanting “Bersih, Bersih” repeatedly, towards the Tanjung Lipat waterfront in city centre.
    • The Malaysian Communication of Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has decided to block websites which promote, disseminate information and encourage people to join the Bersih 4.0 rally. The commission said that these actions could undermine the country’s stability.
    • Former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad made a surprise appearance at the Bersih 4.0 rally when he arrived at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 30 August – The Bersih 4.0 rally (Day 2):
    • Former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad arrived at the Bersih 4.0 rally for the second time, getting down near Central Market.
    • Bersih 4 organisers, participants who violate the law to face legal actions, Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
    • Melaka police have arrested 12 individuals in the state for wearing yellow T-shirt with the printed words ‘Bersih 4’ which is prohibited under the Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 22) Order 2015).
    • Prime Minister Najib Razak said the organisers of the Bersih 4.0 rally do not care about the people’s welfare, nor do they care about developing the rural areas.
    • City Police Chief, Tajudin Md Isa said a total of 27 police reports were lodged throughout the two-day rally.
    • At 12:00 am, 31 August. The crowd sings Negaraku to conclude the rally. The 34 hours Bersih 4.0 officially comes to an end with the Chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah leading the countdown to Merdeka.


  • 1 September – Retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel reduced 10 sen a litre each, effective midnight. The price of RON 95 and RON 97 are reduced by 10 sen to RM1.95 and RM2.35 per litre respectively and the price of diesel is drop from RM1.95 to RM1.80.
  • September–October – Several part of Peninsula Malaysia were hit by haze.
  • 3 September – Former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad to be investigated for criminal defamation over statements he made during Bersih 4 rally, Inspector General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar said.
  • 3 September – At least three people were injured in an accident involving a car, a van and three motorcycles in Jalan Kuching, Kuala Lumpur causing a massive traffic jam in the morning.
  • 3 September – More than 40 people are missing after a boat ferrying illegal immigrants on their way home to Indonesia capsized off Sabak Bernam, Selangor.
  • 3 September – Malaysia football team suffer their biggest ever defeat as United Arab Emirates (UAE) beat them 10-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification in Abu Dhabi. On 4 September, national football coach, Dollah Salleh resigned.
  • 7 September – A traffic enforcement officer, Inspector Margaret Tagum anak Goen succumbed to her injuries after she was run over by a Mat Rempit during ‘Ops Roda/Rempit’ at Km 58, Jalan Batu Pahat–Mersing in Kluang, Johor early morning.
  • 11 September – A crane collapses at the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, killing 107 people and injuring 238 people including ten of Malaysian hajj pilgrimage. On 14 September, Tabung Haji confirmed that six Malaysian hajj pilgrimage were killed in the crane disaster.
  • 14 September – Penang Bridge celebrates its 30th anniversary.
  • 16 September – Police confirmed that missing deputy public prosecutor, Kevin Anthony Morais was murdered after human remains were found in a concrete-filled drum in USJ1, Subang Jaya, Selangor 12 days after he went missing.
  • 16 September – The 2015 United People's rally:
    • More than 200,000 people are attending in a United People's rally or "Red Shirt" rally in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, in support of the Najib Razak's government.
    • Police fired water cannons at protesters demanding to be let into Petaling Street where Chinatown is located during a rally in support of the government.
  • 18 September – Unidentify foreign man was slapped second imam of Masjid Negara (National Mosque), Mohd Zuhairee B Mohd Yatim in midway of friday prayer. That man was detained after that.
  • 18 September – Former UMNO member Khairuddin Abu Hassan is arrested by police on suspicion of having committed activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy, an offence under the Penal Code.
  • 19 September – Silat is declared as a national martial arts of Malaysia.
  • 21 September – Tunku Raudzah binti Almarhum Sultan Sir Hishamuddin Alam Shah, Raja Puan Muda of Kedah and also consort of Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Raja Muda of Kedah died at the age of 86 at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) in Alor Star due to ill health. Her body was laid to rest at Kedah Royal Mausoleum in Langgar. Kedah declared seven days of mourning begins 21 until 27 of September.
  • 22 September – Opposition political alliance, Pakatan Harapan (Coalition of Hope) was formed, consisting of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), People's Justice Party (PKR) and National Trust Party (Parti Amanah Negara) (PAN).
  • 24 September – A stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, kills more than 700 people and injures at least 800 others. One Malaysian hajj pilgrims was killed in a stampede.
  • 26 September – The leader who make United People's rally or "Red Shirt" rally in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Jamal Mohd Yunus was detain by police in relation to his remarks of an alleged rioting during a rally in Petaling Street. He was released after that.
  • 28 September – Royal Australian Navy's submarine, HMAS Sheean makes surprise appearance in Penang.
  • 30 September – Indian national Shabir Ahmad Khan from Kashmir was ordered by the Magistrate Court to undergo mental evaluation at Hospital Bahagia in Tanjung Rambutan, Perak for allegedly slapping a Masjid Negara (National Mosque) second imam, Mohd Zuhairee B Mohd Yatim during Friday prayers on 18 September.


  • 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 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 percent for 2016, compared with 4.5–5.0 percent this year.
    • Fiscal deficit for 2016 reduced to 3.1 percent of gross domestic product, down from 3.2 percent in 2015 and 3.4 percent last year.
    • Exports forecast to rebound 1.4 percent in 2016 after a 0.7 percent fall this year.
    • Inflation seen at 2.0–3.0 percent in 2016, against 2.0–2.5 percent this year.
    • Government debt limit to remain at 55 percent of GDP in 2016, forecasting a ratio of 54.0 percent this year and slightly up from 52.7 percent in 2014.
    • Oil and gas related revenues seen at 14.1 percent of total revenue in 2016, down from 19.7 percent 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.
  • 23–25 October – The Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix celebrates its 25th anniversary.
  • 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.



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



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