By Nadiah Zamlus
SHAH ALAM June 25 — Subang Jaya will change its status from a municipality to a city beginning October 20 after it had received the consent from Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president Noraini Roslan said Subang Jaya had been a municipality for 22 years since 1997.
“Thankfully, MPSJ had received the consent from Selangor Sultan and October 20 would be the date of the enforcement of the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ),” she said during the MPSJ full board meeting yesterday.
Last December, Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari had announced Subang Jaya’s city status after the state government had received the approval by the Cabinet through its Housing and Local Government department.
Apart from the accreditation given to MPSJ, the Kuala Langat local authority had also been upgraded from district council to municipal council status.
Subang Jaya would be the third city in Selangor after Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya.
The Petaling Jaya City Council achieved its status in 2006 and Shah Alam City Council in 2010.
Subang Jaya was carved out from the then Petaling Jaya District Council in 1997 upgraded to become a municipal council.
Selangor has six other municipals — Selayang, Ampang Jaya, Klang, Kajang, Sepang and Kuala Langat — and three district councils Hulu Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor.