Sungai Petani Municipal Council

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Sungai Petani Municipal Council is the local government which administers Sungai Petani in Kuala Muda District, Kedah, Malaysia. It is the most populous local government in Kedah.

Governor of the Sungai Petani[edit]

No Governor Birth/Age & Death/Age In Office
1st Tun Abdullah Bin Hj Bakhtiar 1935 - 1983 (age 48) 1971 - 1975
2nd Tun Hj Muhtadi Bin Hj Ahmad 1917 - 2017 (age 100) 1975 - 1976
3rd Tuan Hj Saher Bin Hj Isa 1926 - 1976 (age 50) 1976
4th Tuan Hj Abdul Karim Bin Hj Bahlawan 1931 - 2006 (age 74) 1976 - 1986
5th Tuan Hj Shahabuddin Bin Hj Rashin 1938 - 2018 (age 79) 1986 - 1989
6th Tuan Hj Ismail Malik Bin Tuan Hj Abdul Jabbar Lahir 1941 (age 77) 1989 - 1993
7th Tuan Hj Tajuddin Bin Hj Abdul Rashid Lahir 1944 (age 75) 1993 - 1999
8ht Tuan Hj Lahmuddin Bin Hj Badar Lahir 1954 (age 64) 1999 - 2000
9th Tuan Hj Mahamid Bin Hj Abu Taib Lahir 1945 (age 73) 2000 - 2003
10th Tuan Hj Syed Ibrahim Shahabuddin Bin Tuan Syed Ahmad Shahabuddin Lahir 1943 (age 75) 2003 - 2009
11th Puan Hjh Maznah Binti Hj Shuhaimi Lahir 1962 (age 56) 2009 - 2010
12th Tuan Habri Bin Hj Hamid Lahir 1957 (age 62) 2010
13th Tuan Hj Jamaluddin Bin Hj Abdul Aziz Lahir 1952 (age 66) 2010 - 2015
14th Tuan Hj Azmi Bin Hj Daim Lahir 1953 (age 65) 2015
15th Tuan Hj Abdul Rashid bin Hj Othman Lahir 1949 (age 6o) 2015 - 2018
16th Tuan Hj Norizan Bin Hj Sazali Lahir 1967 (age 51) 2018 - Kini

Origins of the establishment[edit]

The early history of the establishment of the Local Government system in Sungai Petani began in the 1950s, when the Local Councils Ordinance, 1952 was approved and adopted. Then, in 1953, the Lembaga Bandaran Sungai Petani (Sungai Petani Municipal Board) for the administration of the town area was established.[1]

On August 1, 1975, the Kuala Muda Local Government District Council (Majlis Daerah Kerajaan Tempatan Kuala Muda, MDKT. km) was established to cover the Sungai Lalang, Jeniang, Merbok, Bukit Selambau, Bedong and Gurun.[1] On February 1, 1978, the Kuala Muda District Council (Majlis Daerah Kuala Muda, MDKM) was created to replace MDKT. km, the force of Law 124 of the Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act which was gazetted in accordance with Section 3 of the Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171).[1]

This involves the establishment of Local Authorities of the merged Town Board as follows:[1]

Sungai Petani Town Council. Kuala Muda Municipal Board , Kota Kuala Muda Municipal Board , Padang Lembu Municipal Board , Semeling Municipal Board , Tanjung Dawai Municipal Board , and Tanjung Batu Municipal Board . Sungai Lalang Local Council , Jeniang Local Council , Merbok Local Council , Bukit Selambau Local Council , Bedong Local Council and Gurun Local Council .[1]

The Kuala Muda District Council (MDKM) is responsible for administering the whole area of Kuala Muda district in planning, building control, health, development and licensing projects. MDKM once again upgraded to Sungai Petani Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Sungai Petani Kedah, MPSPK) on July 2, 1994 equal to 22 Muharram 1415H and this declaration was executed by the Honourable Tan Sri Dato 'Seri Haji Osman bin Haji Aroff, PSM, SSDK, DHMS, JMN, JP - Chief Minister of Kedah Darul Aman at the time.[1]

With this upgrade, MPSPK responsible for the entire development control, licensing, planning, and provision of facilities for the advancement of urban development and prosperity of the urban population living in Sungai Petani and Kuala Muda in general.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g primuscoreadmin (5 January 2016). "Background".