Malaysia's top news stories of 2013

Malaysia's top news stories of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we review the year's top news stories through a series of Instagram pictures. #MY2013Review by Victoria Brown, Michelle Tam and The Star photographers.


Jan 12: The People's Uprising rally

Jan 16: 6-year-old William Yau goes missing at Putra Heights

Jan 25: The dead body of little William was found at the Klang River jetty near Port Klang


Feb 11: South Korean singer Psy rocks the stage in Penang


Mar 1: The Lahad Datu standoff occurred. Two Malaysian police commandos were killed and three police commandos were injured in a shootout between the Malaysian police and the Sulu intruders nicknamed "Royal Army" at the village of Tanduo near Lahad Datu, Sabah. Almost 14 Sulu intruders were killed in a shootout. An immediate curfew was imposed at Lahad Datu town.


May 5: Polling day and election results for the 2013 Malaysian general elections. Barisan Nasional won a majority with 133 of the 222 parliamentary seats, while Pakatan Rakyat won 89 seats

May 8: The first of 15 Himpunan Black Out (Malaysia's Post General Election Rally) organised by Pakatan Rakyat

May 12: Sir Richard Branson from Virgin group dressed as an air AirAsia stewardess after losing a bet with Tony Fernandes


Jun 14: Freak storms hit Penang and caused Penang's UMNO building's lightning arrester to collapse

Jun 15-26: The haze hits several parts of Peninsula Malaysia including Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor

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