Ministry’s criteria for city status

  • Community
  • Tuesday, 12 Apr 2005

·It must be a state's centre of administration.  


·Population of more than 300,000 people.  


·Financially stable with a yearly revenue of not less than RM80mil.  


·Vast physical and financial development. 


·A business and industrial centre with stable financial institutions.  


·A centre for higher education, complete with universities, libraries and colleges. 


·Possesses unique historical background and acts as cultural and sporting hub. 


Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) 


·MPPJ is an administrative centre for Selangor. 


·Population in Petaling Jaya is about 500,000 people. 


·The annual revenue for the current term is RM185.5mil (although the assessment rate has not been increased since 1992). 


·Areas under MPPJ are constantly under development, especially up- coming places such as Damansara Perdana, Bandar Utama and Mutiara Damansara. 


·Petaling Jaya is a pioneer industrial area in Malaysia. 


·There are more than 23 colleges and universities in Petaling Jaya including Universiti Antarabangsa Islam campus branch at Section 17, Universiti Institute Technology Mara campus branch at Section 1, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) campus branch at Section 13, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (Unitar) main campus at SS6 Kelana Jaya and Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) main campus at SS7. There is the Petaling Jaya Community Library in Jalan Selangor.  


·MPPJ is the first new town development in the country as development began in 1953. Although Petaling Jaya does not have a museum, there is a proposal to set up Museum Warisan Petaling Jaya at Taman Jaya. There is also a sports complex at Kelana Jaya.  

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