Year 1965

Expulsion of Singapore

Tuesday, 7th September 1965

Malaysia's Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman advised the Parliament of Malaysia that it should vote to expel Singapore from Malaysia. Despite last ditch attempts by PAP leaders, including Lee Kuan Yew, to keep Singapore as a state in the union, the Parliament on August 9, 1965 voted 126-0 (all) in favour of the expulsion of Singapore, with members of Parliament from Singapore not present.

Subang International Airport Opened

Monday, 30th August 1965

Subang International Airport, also known as Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS Airport), was officially opened in Subang (Selangor, Malaysia) by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Putra Ibni al Marhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail. It has the the longest runway (3.7 km long, 45m wide – runway 15 – 33) in Southeast Asia. It replaces the current international Kuala Lumpur Airport at Sungai Besi.