SUBANG Jaya’s long wait for city status is finally over following an official declaration from Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah yesterday.
The local authority is now known as Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) – a status it has waited for since 2014.
Apart from a name change, the city council will soon be revealing its new logo.
MBSJ’s administration area spans 16,180ha, which covers Subang Jaya, Bandar Sunway, Putra Heights, Seri Kembangan, Seri Serdang, Puchong as well as parts of Balakong and Batu Tiga.
The city council also welcomed its first mayor, Noraini Roslan, who stepped up from her former role as the president of Subang Jaya Municipal Council.
A grand ceremony that was scheduled to be held at Dewan Jubli Perak in Shah Alam, has been postponed to a later date due to the conditional movement control order (MCO) imposed for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
The conferment of the mayoral title to Noraini will also be held at a later date in Istana Bukit Kayangan.
“In accordance with the Local Government Act 1976 Subsection 10(1), Noraini will be appointed mayor on the same day Subang Jaya is declared a city council, ” said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari in a statement.
Subang Jaya has been a municipality for 22 years since 1997.
It now joins two other city councils in the state – Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam.
In 1997, Subang Jaya was carved out from the then Petaling Jaya District Council and upgraded to a municipality.
Selangor local government, public transportation and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han congratulated Subang Jaya on its new status.
“I served as a Subang Jaya councillor in 2008 before I became an elected representative. I have witnessed numerous changes and development in the council.
“I am very proud and happy for the success it has achieved to date, ” he added.
Ng also hoped that Subang Jaya would continue to grow towards sustainable development.