Petaling District

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Petaling District
District of Selangor
Location of Petaling District
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Subang Jaya
 • Sultan's Representative Emran Kadir
 • District Officer Mohd. Misri Idris
 • Total 484.32 km2 (187.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,782,375
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)
Postcode 40xxx
Calling code +6-03-5, +6-03-6, +6-03-7, +6-03-8
Vehicle registration B
Website (Malay)

The Petaling District is a district (daerah in Malay) located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia, not to be confused with the city of Petaling Jaya located in it, nor the subdistrict (mukim) of Petaling within Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya within Petaling district.

The district of Petaling was established on 1 February 1974, the same day Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. This district is located in the middle of the Klang Valley adjacent the capital, and thus has experienced tremendous urbanization. During the 1991 census, it recorded 633,165 people.[1] In the official 2010 census, it recorded 1,782,375 people.[1] It covers some 484.32 km² in area. The urban centres are divided into the cities of Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya and the town of Subang Jaya (district capital). However, there are numerous town subdivisions, old subdistrict administrations (mukim), all of which share the same names like Damansara, Subang, and Petaling, which add much to the administrative confusion along with the rapid growth. Some five types of subdivisions exist for Petaling District, namely the re-organized municipal council majlis, the majlis subdivisions, the community names (also known as townships), electoral constituencies, and the subdivisions ("mukim").

It is host to many thriving townships such as the Damansara area, which hosts several shopping malls including a Tesco outlet, and the largest IKEA outlet in Southeast Asia. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is situated in Subang.

The district office is located in Subang.


The district is further divided into 4 mukim (district subdivisions). However, this definition is for historic administrative purpose only and does not reflect modern rapid growth and subsequent reorganization in 1997.

  1. Bukit Raja
  2. Sungai Buloh
  3. Damansara
  4. Petaling
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    Local Area Government[edit]

    Petaling District and Land Office
    3 local government jurisdictions of Petaling District, red is Petaling Jaya, Upper white is Shah Alam (there is spillover to Klang District not shown), and lower white is Subang Jaya.

    The district is highly urbanized and as such the actual administration and maintenance of the public facilities in the district have been divided and delegated to the three local area governments.

    Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA)[edit]

    The Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam governs the city centre of Shah Alam. It also exercises jurisdiction over some parts of the south of Klang District, Bukit Raja, Subang, and Sungai Buloh area.

    Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ)[edit]

    The city council administers the area of the city of Petaling Jaya ("PJ") which includes Damansara (Petaling Jaya Utara, PJU), Petaling Jaya centre and most part of Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) except PJS7/PJS9/PJS11 (commonly known as Bandar Sunway) which is partially jurisdictional and postcode allocated for location purposes, and SS12-SS19 which previously administrates under MBPJ previous incarnation Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ), was transfer the administration power to Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) on 1997, the same year MPSJ was upgraded from Majlis Daerah Petaling.

    Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ)[edit]

    The municipal council of Subang Jaya governs the southern parts of the district with the main populated areas such as Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Putra Heights, Kampung Bukit Lanchong, Batu Tiga, parts of Puchong and Seri Kembangan under its jurisdiction.

    Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

    Petaling, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts

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

    Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
    P102 Serdang Ong Kian Ming DAP (PR)
    P103 Puchong Gobind Singh Deo DAP (PR)
    P104 Kelana Jaya Wong Chen PKR (PR)
    P105 Petaling Jaya Selatan Hee Loy Sian PKR (PR)
    P106 Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua Kiam Wee DAP (PR)
    P107 Subang Sivarasa K. Rasiah PKR (PR)
    P108 Shah Alam Khalid Abd Samad PAS (PR)
    P109 Kapar Manivannan Gowindasamy PKR (PR)
    P111 Kota Raja Siti Mariah Mahmud PAS (PR)

    List of Petaling district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

    Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
    P102 N28 Sri Kembangan Ean Yong Hian Wah DAP (PR)
    P103 N29 Sri Serdang Noor Hanim Binti ISmail PAS (PR)
    P103 N30 Kinrara Ng Sze Han DAP (PR)
    P104 N31 Subang Jaya Yeoh Tseow Suan DAP (PR)
    P104 N32 Seri Setia Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad PKR (PR)
    P105 N33 Taman Medan Haniza Binti Mohamed Talha PKR (PR)
    P105 N34 Bukit Gasing Rajiv Rishyakaran DAP (PR)
    P106 N35 Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San DAP (PR)
    P106 N36 Damansara Utama Yeo Bee Yin DAP (PR)
    P107 N37 Bukit Lanjan Wong Keat Ping PKR (PR)
    P107 N38 Paya Jaras Mohd Khairuddin Bin Othman PAS (PKR)
    P107 N39 Kota Damansara Halimaton Saadiah Bohan Barisan Nasional (BN)
    P108 N40 Kota Anggerik Yaakob Sapari PKR (PR)
    P108 N41 Batu Tiga Rodziah Ismail PKR (PR)
    P108 N42 Meru Abd Rani Osman PAS (PR)
    P111 N50 Sri Muda Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei PKR (PR)


    National education is under the purview of the Petaling District Education Office. As of 2005, there were 99 national type primary schools, 16 national type (Chinese) primary schools, 16 national type (Tamil) primary schools, 65 national type secondary schools, one technical secondary school and one special education school.

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    Coordinates: 3°05′N 101°35′E / 3.083°N 101.583°E / 3.083; 101.583