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Subang Jaya is officially a city today (October 20th), after the declaration was approved by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari also declared that the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) will now be known as the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ).
Subang Jaya Municipal Council is today official Subang Jaya City Council..... MPSJ president Noraini Roslan is now officially MBSJ's new and first Datuk Bandar (Mayor)Posted by SJ Echo on Monday, 19 October 2020
“May the sustainable development of Subang Jaya and its surrounding localities continue to be enhanced through its world-class service delivery system,” Amirudin said in a statement.
It was also announced that MPSJ president Noraini Roslan is now officially MBSJ's new and first Datuk Bandar (Mayor).
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Subang Jaya, more commonly known as “Subang” by locals, was formerly a rubber plantation called Seafield Estate under the municipality of the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ).
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Construction work for the development of Subang Jaya (SS 12-SS 19) began in 1974, and was concluded in 1988.
The developers then began clearing the land that same year for the development of USJ, before starting work on Putra Heights in 1999.
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In 1997, Subang Jaya was granted the status of a municipality, whereby the local authority was transferred from MPPJ to its own MPSJ.
Finally, in December 2019, it was officially announced that Subang Jaya's municipality will be upgraded to a city council after a five-year wait since MPSJ's application in 2014.
Then Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah officiating at the opening of Subang Jaya on February 21st, 1976 - via SJ Echo
And 44 years on, Subang Jaya is now a city!
by Kyle Roshen Jacob