If you are into chronological perspectives of events and milestones, we invite you to view the comprehensive interactive timelines that we have prepared. All timelines include links where available to resources within Perdana Library as well as external sources.
There are five timelines in this series featuring Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tun Abdul Razak Dato’ Hussein, Tun Hussein Dato’ Onn, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the first to fifth Prime Ministers of Malaysia (with one of them holding the premiership position twice in his career). The timelines trace their lives from birth to the present, and gives a glimpse as to the events that shaped their thinking.
Malaysia is one of the most planned economies in the world, with five-year economic plans, industrial master plans, as well as perspective plans to guide our development journey since Independence. This timeline goes from the First Malaya Plan to the 11th Malaysia Plan and includes the policies as well as events that took place within each specific Malaysia Plan period. Statistics such as GDP per capita, growth and literacy rates, as well as population data are also included to give you a better idea of Malaysia’s development path.
Visit this timeline to know more about the trials and tribulations of Malaysia’s quest for full independence from the British. The major events that led to the population’s political awakening, as well as challenges faced in determining the government that would be in place, are contained in this timeline, along with the key figures involved in Malaysia’s struggle for independence.