Larut, Matang and Selama District

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Larut, Matang and Selama District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Larut, Matang dan Selama
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 拉律峇登司南马县
 • Tamil லாருட், மாத்தாங், செலாமா
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Perak
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Perak
Larut, Matang and Selama District is located in Malaysia District
Larut, Matang and Selama District
Larut, Matang and Selama District
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°55′N 100°45′E / 4.917°N 100.750°E / 4.917; 100.750Coordinates: 4°55′N 100°45′E / 4.917°N 100.750°E / 4.917; 100.750
Country  Malaysia
State  Perak
Seat Taiping
Local area government(s) Taiping Municipal Council
(Larut & Matang)
Selama District Council
(Selama)
Government
 • District officer Kamaruddin Awang[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2,112.61 km2 (815.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 326,941
 • Estimate (2015)[4] 352,800
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 340xx-341xx, 345xx-348xx
Calling code +6-05
Vehicle registration plates A

The Larut, Matang and Selama District is a district of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is the capital town of this district. Larut, Matang and Selama used to be three small different districts and they merged into one united district later.[5] As now, those three smaller district also housed three main townships in the district which is Taiping (Larut), Kuala Sepetang (Matang) and Selama.

History[edit]

The area has a long history dating back to the mid-1850s. The Larut War occurred around Taiping and Matang. The first railway in the Malay states was constructed here, connecting Taiping with Kuala Sepetang, formerly Port Weld. Larut, Matang and Selama is also the place where the first modern town, museum and hill station were built in Perak as Taiping was the capital of the Federated Malay States, before Kuala Lumpur took the honor.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Larut and Matang District is divided into 5 mukims and Taiping Town, which are:[6]

while the Selama sub-district is divided into 3 mukims which are Selama, Hulu Selama and Ijok.[7]

Government[edit]

Currently, Larut, Matang and Selama district is governed by two different councils which is Taiping Municipal Council for southern part of the district while the subdistrict of Selama is under its own district council.

Demographics[edit]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Larut and Matang, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 204,967 62.7%
Chinese 85,172 26.1%
Indian 36,105 11.0%
Others 697 0.2%
Total 326,941 100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


List of LMS district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P56 Larut Hamzah Zainudin Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P59 Bukit Gantang Syed Abu Hussin Bin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal Independent (IND)[8]
P60 Taiping Teh Kok Lim Pakatan Harapan (DAP)


List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P56 N5 Selama Mohd Akmal Bin Kamarudin Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)
P56 N6 Kubu Gajah Khalil Bin Yahaya Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)
P56 N7 Batu Kurau Muhammad Amin Bin Zakaria Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P59 N13 Kuala Sepetang Mohd Kamaruddin Bin Abu Bakar Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P59 N14 Changkat Jering Ahmad Saidi Bin Mohamad Daud Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P59 N15 Trong Jamilah Binti Zakaria Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P60 N16 Kamunting Muhd Fadhil Bin Nuruddin Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P60 N17 Pokok Assam Leow Thye Yih Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P60 N18 Aulong Nga Kor Ming Pakatan Harapan (DAP)

See also[edit]

References[edit]