List of local governments in Malaysia

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Local government in Malaysia,[1] according to Local Government Act 1971 of Malaysia, mean city councils, municipal councils and district councils.

City council

Local governments administrating a city are normally called City Council (Majlis Bandaraya). However, there are local authorities which are called City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya). The usage of the term "city hall" is a possible misnomer since a city hall normally refers to the building which houses a city council instead of the local council itself.

Seremban City Council, having received its city status (merge with Nilai Municipal Council) on 20 April 2018, was the newest City Council formed in Malaysia.[2]

State Name in EnglishLocal name Abbrev. Est.
Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur City HallDewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur DBKL 1972
Kedah Alor Setar City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Alor Setar MBAS 2003
Penang Penang Island City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang MBPP 2015
Perak Ipoh City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Ipoh MBI 1988
Selangor Shah Alam City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Shah Alam MBSA 2000
Petaling Jaya City Council Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya MBPJ 2006
Negeri Sembilan Seremban City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Seremban MBSNS 2018
Melaka Melaka City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah MBMB 2003
Johor Johor Bahru City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru MBJB 1994
Iskandar Puteri City Council Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri MBIP 2017
Terengganu Kuala Terengganu City CouncilMajlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu MBKT 2008
Sabah Kota Kinabalu City HallDewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu DBKK 2000
Sarawak Kuching North City Hall[Note 1]Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara DBKU 1988
Kuching South City Council Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan MBKS 1988
Miri City Council Majlis Bandaraya Miri MBM 2005

Municipal council

Local governments administrating a municipality are called Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran). Jempol Municipal Council, having received its municipal status on 16 April 2018, is the newest municipal council formed in Malaysia.[3]

StateName in EnglishLocal NameAbbevEst
PerlisKangar Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kangar MPK 1980
KedahKulim Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kulim MPKK 2001
Langkawi Municipal Council[Note 2] Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi Bandaraya Pelancongan MPLBP 2001
Sungai Petani Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Sungai Petani MPSPK 1994
PenangSeberang Perai Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai MPSP 1976
PerakKuala Kangsar Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar MPKK 2004
Manjung Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Manjung MPM 2007
Taiping Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Taiping MPT 1979
Teluk Intan Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Teluk Intan MPTI 2003
SelangorAmpang Jaya Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya MPAJ 1992
Kajang Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kajang MPKj 1997
Klang Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Klang MPK 1977
Selayang Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Selayang MPS 1997
Sepang Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Sepang MPSepang 2002
Subang Jaya Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya MPSJ 1997
Negeri SembilanJempol Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Jempol MPJL 2018
Port Dickson Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson MPPD 2002
MelakaAlor Gajah Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah MPAG 2003
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya MPHTJ 2010
Jasin Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Jasin MPJ 2007
JohorBatu Pahat Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Batu Pahat MPBPJ 2001
Kluang Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kluang MPKluang 2001
Kulai Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kulai MPK 2004
Muar Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Muar MPM 2001
Pasir Gudang Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang MPPG 2008
Segamat Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Segamat MPS 2018
PahangBentong Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Bentong MPB 2005
Kuantan Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan MPK 1979
Temerloh Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Temerloh MPT 1997
TerengganuDungun Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Dungun MPD 2008
Kemaman Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kemaman MPK 2002
KelantanKota Bharu Municipal Council[Note 3] Majlis Perbandaran Kota Bharu Bandaraya Islam MPKB 1979
SabahSandakan Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan MPS 1982
Tawau Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Tawau MPT 1982
SarawakBintulu Development Authority[Note 4] Lembaga Pembangunan Bintulu BDA 1978
Kota Samarahan Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Kota Samarahan MPKS 1986
Padawan Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Padawan MPP 1996
Sibu Municipal Council Majlis Perbandaran Sibu MPS 1981

District council

Local governments administrating a normal district are called District Council (Majlis Daerah).

StateName in English Local name est
KedahBaling District Council Majlis Daerah Baling 1964
Bandar Baharu District Council Majlis Daerah Bandar Baharu 1964
Kubang Pasu District Council Majlis Daerah Kubang Pasu 1978
Padang Terap District Council Majlis Daerah Padang Terap 1964
Pendang District Council Majlis Daerah Pendang 1967
Sik District Council Majlis Daerah Sik 1964
Yan District Council Majlis Daerah Yan 1978
PerakBatu Gajah District Council Majlis Daerah Batu Gajah 1980
Central Perak District Council Majlis Daerah Perak Tengah 1962
Gerik District Council Majlis Daerah Gerik 1962
Kampar District Council Majlis Daerah Kampar 1962
Kerian District Council Majlis Daerah Kerian 1972
Lenggong District Council Majlis Daerah Lenggong 1972
Pengkalan Hulu District Council Majlis Daerah Pengkalan Hulu 1962
Selama District Council Majlis Daerah Selama 1972
Tanjong Malim District Council Majlis Daerah Tanjong Malim 1972
Tapah District Council Majlis Daerah Tapah 1962
Bagan Datuk District Council Majlis Daerah Bagan Datuk 2018 (ongoing)[4]
SelangorKuala Langat District Council Majlis Daerah Kuala Langat 1977
Kuala Selangor District Council Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor 1975
Sabak Bernam District Council Majlis Daerah Sabak Bernam 1978
Upper Selangor District Council Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor 1978
Negeri SembilanJelebu District Council Majlis Daerah Jelebu 1973
Kuala Pilah District Council Majlis Daerah Kuala Pilah 1973
Rembau District Council Majlis Daerah Rembau 1973
Tampin District Council Majlis Daerah Tampin 1973
JohorKota Tinggi District Council Majlis Daerah Kota Tinggi 1976
Labis District Council Majlis Daerah Labis 1977
Mersing District Council Majlis Daerah Mersing 1972
Pontian District Council Majlis Daerah Pontian 1976
Simpang Renggam District Council Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam 1976
Tangkak District Council Majlis Daerah Tangkak 1977
Yong Peng District Council Majlis Daerah Yong Peng 2006
Pahang Bera District Council Majlis Daerah Bera 1981
Cameron Highlands District Council Majlis Daerah Cameron Highlands 1980
Jerantut District Council Majlis Daerah Jerantut 1983
Lipis District Council Majlis Daerah Lipis 1988
Maran District Council Majlis Daerah Maran 1983
Pekan District Council Majlis Daerah Pekan 1988
Raub District Council Majlis Daerah Raub 1988
Rompin District Council Majlis Daerah Rompin 1988
KelantanBachok District Council Majlis Daerah Bachok 1979
Dabong District Council Majlis Daerah Dabong 1982
Gua Musang District Council Majlis Daerah Gua Musang 1979
Jeli District Council Majlis Daerah Jeli 1986
Ketereh District Council Majlis Daerah Ketereh 1979
Kuala Krai District Council Majlis Daerah Kuala Krai 1979
Machang District Council Majlis Daerah Machang 1978
Pasir Mas District Council Majlis Daerah Pasir Mas 1979
Pasir Puteh District Council Majlis Daerah Pasir Puteh 1979
Tanah Merah District Council Majlis Daerah Tanah Merah 1979
Tumpat District Council Majlis Daerah Tumpat 1979
TerengganuBesut District Council Majlis Daerah Besut 1979
Marang District Council Majlis Daerah Marang 1979
Setiu District Council Majlis Daerah Setiu 1973
Upper Terengganu District Council Majlis Daerah Hulu Terengganu 1973
SabahBeaufort District Council Majlis Daerah Beaufort 1964
Beluran District Council Majlis Daerah Beluran 1953
Keningau District Council Majlis Daerah Keningau 1971
Kinabatangan District Council Majlis Daerah Kinabatangan 1995
Kota Belud District Council Majlis Daerah Kota Belud 1956
Kota Marudu District Council Majlis Daerah Kota Marudu 1962
Kuala Penyu District Council Majlis Daerah Kuala Penyu 1978
Kudat Town Board[Note 5] Lembaga Bandaran Kudat 1963
Kunak District Council Majlis Daerah Kunak 1988
Lahad Datu District Council Majlis Daerah Lahad Datu 1951
Nabawan District Council Majlis Daerah Nabawan 1956
Papar District Council Majlis Daerah Papar 2008
Penampang District Council Majlis Daerah Penampang 1998
Pitas District Council Majlis Daerah Pitas 2010
Putatan District Council Majlis Daerah Putatan 1956
Ranau District Council Majlis Daerah Ranau 1958
Semporna District Council Majlis Daerah Semporna 2006
Sipitang District Council Majlis Daerah Sipitang 1983
Tambunan District Council Majlis Daerah Tambunan 1949
Tenom District Council Majlis Daerah Tenom 1949
Tuaran District Council Majlis Daerah Tuaran 1949
SarawakBau District Council Majlis Daerah Bau
Betong District Council Majlis Daerah Betong
Dalat and Mukah District Council Majlis Daerah Dalat dan Mukah
Kanowit District Council Majlis Daerah Kanowit 1951
Kapit District Council Majlis Daerah Kapit 1953
Lawas District Council Majlis Daerah Lawas 1957
Limbang District Council Majlis Daerah Limbang 1954
Lubok Antu District Council Majlis Daerah Lubok Antu 1949
Lundu District Council Majlis Daerah Lundu 1946
Maradong and Julau District Council Majlis Daerah Maradong dan Julau 1946
Marudi District Council Majlis Daerah Marudi 1942
Matu and Daro District Council Majlis Daerah Matu dan Daro 20th Century
Saratok District Council Majlis Daerah Saratok 1952
Sarikei District Council Majlis Daerah Sarikei 1940
Serian District Council Majlis Daerah Serian 1957
Sibu Rural District Council Majlis Daerah Luar Bandar Sibu 1967
Simunjan District Council Majlis Daerah Simunjan 1959
Sri Aman District Council Majlis Daerah Sri Aman 1946
Subis District Council Majlis Daerah Subis 1955

Special or modified local government

The following bodies are classified as special or modified local government.

StateName in English Local name Equivalent to
Federal TerritoryLabuan Corporation Perbadanan Labuan Municipal council
Putrajaya Corporation Perbadanan Putrajaya Municipal council
Johor Pengerang Local Authority Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Pengerang District council
PahangTioman Development Authority Lembaga Pembangunan Tioman District council
KedahKulim Hi-Tech Industrial Park Local Authority Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Taman Perindustrian Hi-Tech Kulim District council

Notes

  1. The official name is "Commission of the City of Kuching North".
  2. The full name in English is the Tourism City of Langkawi Municipal Council.
  3. The full name in English is the Islamic City of Kota Bharu Municipal Council.
  4. Bintulu Development Authority is a municipal council according to Local Government Ordinance 1961 of Sarawak.
  5. Although Kudat has a Town Board, Kudat is still a district due to the presence of a District Office there. At present, Kudat District Officer is, by law, Kudat Town Commissioner.

References

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