Malacca by Parameswara.
Cheng Ho arrives in Malacca.
Malacca falls to
The Dutch take
Malacca from the Portuguese
Treaty carves up Malay world into colonial spheres:
Dutch cede Malacca to British and keeps Riau.
Malacca Penang and Province Wellesley become Straits
Settlements under British control.
of tin increases, bringing an influx of Chinese tin
miners to the western coast.
established as Rajah of Sarawak.
World War I.
conquest and occupation.
scheme introduced but is opposed, formation of United
Malay National Organisation (Umno); Sarawak and British
North Borneo become Crown colonies.
scheme abandoned; Federation of Malaya inaugurated.
uprising - The Emergency.
elections in Kuala Lumpur; Umno and Malayan Chinese
Association (MCA) parties cooperate.
coalition comprising Umno, MCA and Malayan Indian
Congress (MIC) formed.
elections in the peninsula; landslide win for the
Rahman leads Merdeka Mission to London to negotiate for
independent, and the Union Jack is lowered for the last
time. The Tunku, named the Father of Independence,
becomes the first prime minister of the Federation of
The state of
proposes a political association called Malaysia that
would include Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak
Malaysia without Brunei.
Malaysia and becomes an independent nation.
Tun Abdul Razak
takes office as the second Prime Minister of Malaysia,
succeeding Abdul Rahman.
Tun Hussein Onn
appointed as the third Prime Minister of Malaysia on Jan
15, a day after the passing of Abdul Razak.
Tun Hussein Onn
stepped down and appointed Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir
Mohamad to take over as Fourth Prime Minister
longest-serving Prime Minister Dr Mahathir retires. He
is succeeded by his deputy Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad