Seberang Perai is now a City


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Penang will be the only state in Malaysia with all its Local Authorities (PBTs) elevated to city council status.

Penang has two local authorities – the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) which obtained city council status in 2015, known as the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) which has now been upgraded.

Penang Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the Federal Government had approved the state government’s application to upgrade the MPSP to city council status last week.

“There are 155 local authorities in Malaysia and 13 of them have city council status. MPSP will be the 14th to be upgraded to city council status and the first after the 14th general election,” he told a press conference here today.

He said the official announcement regarding MPSP’s status as a city council would be made after Hari Raya Aidilfitri once the paperwork was completed.

“The state government will have to decide who will be the mayor for the Seberang Perai City Council after the announcement is made,” he added.

Source: Bernama


  1. CBK
    May 21st, 2019 at 16:05 | #1

    fuiyooh, Bandaraya Seberang Perai! Never have thought it before that Butterworth is a city status now

  2. ES
    May 23rd, 2019 at 10:25 | #2

    This shows that Penang state government is really serious in developing Seberang Perai in the next 10 years from now.. bravo!

  3. Goppal Balan
    May 24th, 2019 at 10:52 | #3

    Seberang Perai is truly self-contained.. from way before. Despite Penang gave more focus on the island in the last few decades, Seberang Perai always had it’s own and own charm and own autonomy.

    Also plays a big role in the growth of Penang as a whole.

    The good news is, Seberang Perai has a lot of landbank and potential for more growth. When Penang island becomes more ‘landless’ SP will continue to grow on a logarithmic scale. Which has already started now.

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