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Abdullah of Pahang is elected the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
Immigration officials from Myanmar intercept a boat of Rohingya refugees 30 km abbr=on off the coast of Yangon, and arrest all 106 passengers. The boat was en route to Malaysia, after setting off from Sittwe, Rakhine State, with human smugglers and Rohingyas fleeing persecution.
Six rescue divers drown after they are caught in a whirlpool during a mission to locate and rescue a teenager from a disused mining pool in Malaysia.
A total of 37 people, mostly foreign workers, are confirmed dead due to the drinking of tainted alcohol in Malaysia.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is charged with abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust. He pleads not guilty to all charges and accuses the government of seeking "political vengeance."