Here’s the news related to each month’s highlight/event:
January 2020: Kelantan state govt was in the news due to purchasing 14 Mercedes Benz. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/01/16/its-official-14-mercedes-benzs-in-kelantan-are-for-state-govt-use/1828697
February 2020: Malaysia’s political crisis. Keywords: “backdoor government”, “Sheraton Move”. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/03/02/ex-pmo-officer-breaks-down-the-sheraton-move/1842542 Full chronology of the 2020 political crisis on wiki
March 2020: Movement Control Order (MCO) due to Covid-19 cases. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/16/malaysia-announces-restricted-movement-measure-after-spike-in-covid-19-cases
April 2020: During MCO, the women’s ministry told wives to stop nagging their husbands and instead to speak to them in a doraemon voice. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/coronavirus-malaysia-ministry-tips-wives-nagging-doraemon-mco-12593708
May 2020: Malaysia was in the news due to the Rohingya refugee crisis. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52832841
June 2020: A Sabahan went viral after sharing a video of how she stays in the tree to get internet connection. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/17/sabah-girl-stays-in-tree-to-get-internet-connection
July 2020: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib found guilty of all charges. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/src-trial-najib-found-guilty-all-charges
August 2020: Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng questioned by MACC and arrested for graft over Penang undersea tunnel project. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/guan-eng-be-charged-graft-over-penang-undersea-tunnel-project-%E2%80%94-macc
September 2020: Sabah elections which eventually triggered a third wave of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/09/27/three-key-takeaways-from-sabah-election-2020/1907153
I really like Fahmi Reza’s “report” summarizing key events that have happened this year. 2020 has been a really crazy year.
*Rakyat Jaga Rakyat graphic is made and shared by Fahmi Reza. Original image here. Wallpaper versions here.