Malaysian History

History of Malaysia

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Portugese seize Melaka

1511

In 1511, Portugese seized Melaka, an international spice trade center, taking it from the Malaysians.

Malasia Under British Rule

1771 - 1957

Malaysia was under British rule for 186 years!

The Malayan Communist Party began a guerrilla uprising named the Emergency.

1948 - 1960

The uprising lasted for 12 years!

Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak, and Malaya joined to form the Federation of Malaysia.

1963

Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak, and Malaya joined to form the Federation of Malaysia, but Singapore withdrew in 1965.

Mahathir bin Mohamad became Prime Minister in 1981 and economy thrived

1981 - 1995

When Mahathir bin Mohamad became Prime Minister of Malaysia, the economy thrived 19 the 1980s and 90s.

Petronas towers are built

1993 - 1998

The Petronas towers are among the tallest in the world.