1937

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1900s  1910s  1920s  – 1930s –  1940s  1950s  1960s
Years: 1934 1935 193619371938 1939 1940



Key events

  • 1937, December 5: Sultan Badlishah of Kedah became the Regent of Kedah and ascended to the throne, upon the death of his father on 13 May 1943.
  • Tun Tan Cheng Lock was elected as an official representative for the Straits Settlement to attend the coronation of King George VI.
  • Chin Peng, then aged 12, joined the Chinese Anti-Enemy Backing Up Society (AEBUS), formed that year to send aid to China, in response to Japan's aggression. He was in charge of anti-Japanese activities at his school. At that time, Chin Peng was a supporter of Sun Yat-sen and not yet a communist.[1]
  • Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj became the 6th Sultan of Selangor.
  • The Singapore Stockbrokers' Association was re-registered as the Malayan Stockbrokers' Association.
  • The Bintulu airstrip was built in the town center.

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