Michael Jackson performed 2 concerts in Malaysia, on the 27th and 29th October 1996 at Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.
But that’s across the South China Sea, about 1,000km away from Kota Kinabalu.
Much closer was the 2 concerts in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
The first on 16th July 1996, and the second on New Year’s Eve 1996.
The first concert was held about 2 months before the HIStory World Tour took off, his third and final worldwide solo concert tour. It was a free concert held at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre, attended by 60,000 people, celebrating the 50th birthday of the Sultan of Brunei.
The following is the moment Jacko made his entrance during the first concert in Brunei, followed by the first song in the setlist, Jam.