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Old November 4th, 2003, 02:51 AM   #1
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ALOR SETAR (الور ستار) | Kedah | State Capital City

City status for Alor Star from Dec 21


ALOR STAR: Alor Star will be declared a city on Dec 21 in a ceremony starting at 8pm at Dataran Tunku here.

The proclamation will be made by the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.


The programme for the ceremony includes a choir performance, float procession, cultural performance and a fireworks display.

A state government official said guests would include former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting will also attend the event.

The mayor will be appointed the next day at the Balai Besar here.

On Nov 28, Ong is scheduled to hand over the declaration scroll to Sultan Abdul Halim at the Audience Hall in Istana Anak Bukit.

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Old November 4th, 2003, 07:42 AM   #2
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Mmmm...this is rather interesting. I thought that Kuah is rather more important and bigger than Alor Star.

Can someone tell me the criteria used in determine the status of a city in Malaysia
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Old November 4th, 2003, 08:37 AM   #3
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Whole langkawi has only 60,000 ppl.
I'm not sure how they determine the city status. Anyway, I can't wait for Miri to become a city. It recently exceeded Sibu in terms of population.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 09:50 AM   #4
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Criteria for a city :

population : >100,000
total anual income : > RM 20 million
strong financial institution
business & industrial centre

but,
Why Penang ,the 2nd largest city in Malaysia is not declared as a city ??
can somebody tell me ?
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Old November 4th, 2003, 10:07 AM   #5
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Criteria for a city :

population : >100,000
total anual income : > RM 20 million
strong financial institution
business & industrial centre

but,
Why Penang ,the 2nd largest city in Malaysia is not declared as a city ??
can somebody tell me ?
Its a loooonnnnngggg story!

The main reason is that Penang isn't governed by a Majlis Bandaraya but by a Majlis Perbandaran............a lot of Penangites were protesting about this a few years back during the time when Shah Alam was made a city.

I explained the reasons in of of the previous threads.....forgot where is that thread liao.......wait......
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Old November 4th, 2003, 10:09 AM   #6
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Penang should be governed by City Hall ie Dewan Bandaraya !
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Penang should be governed by City Hall ie Dewan Bandaraya !
Well.....I am not too sure why but Dewan Bandaraya (City Hall) is only for KL it seems......

The rest like Ipoh, Melaka, KK, Shah Alam, Johor Bahru, Kuching Noth & South are all governed by Majlis Bandaraya (City Council).

Actually another town which is eligible for a city is Petaling Jaya but they aren't recognised as well.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 10:51 AM   #8
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Criteria for a city :

population : >100,000
total anual income : > RM 20 million
strong financial institution
business & industrial centre

Mmmm..strong financial instution + business and industrial. I seriously don't think Alor Star belong into that category. No offend to Kedah people here.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 02:51 PM   #9
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I totally agree with you all... but what to do... we are not goverment.... they can do whatever they like... simply declare one town as city... while those city declared as a town...

As long as we know we are city... I think that does not matter...

Anyway, Penang has been declared as a city under English Government... we have been a city for a long time...

Just hope that Abdullah will declare!!!
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Old November 6th, 2003, 08:25 AM   #10
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Besides KL,Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are governed by City Hall

Kuching : Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara ( DBKU)
& Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan ( MBKS)

KK : Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu ( DBKK )
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I totally agree with you all... but what to do... we are not goverment.... they can do whatever they like... simply declare one town as city... while those city declared as a town...

As long as we know we are city... I think that does not matter...

Anyway, Penang has been declared as a city under English Government... we have been a city for a long time...

Just hope that Abdullah will declare!!!
GO Pak Lah...do something for Penang, declare Penang as a CITY
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Old November 7th, 2003, 02:59 PM   #12
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since Penang didn't get city status when it should, Penang should get metropolis status without going through city status. wah break world record!!
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Old November 8th, 2003, 10:50 PM   #13
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since Penang didn't get city status when it should, Penang should get metropolis status without going through city status. wah break world record!!
hehe, think too much la
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Old November 9th, 2003, 01:31 AM   #14
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Quote:
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since Penang didn't get city status when it should, Penang should get metropolis status without going through city status. wah break world record!!
Ha..ha...only in you dream la. Dont think outside the box la for this one.
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Old November 10th, 2003, 04:04 PM   #15
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Andrew Goh, ZaHiRnYa???: coz i gila already he he....
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"the said Municipality of George Town shall on the First Day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty seven and forever thereafter be a city and shall be called and styled the CITY OF GEORGE TOWN instead of the Municipality of George Town and shall thenceforth have all such rank, liberties, privileges and immunities as are incident to a city." - Queen Elizabeth II
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Andrew Goh, ZaHiRnYa???: coz i gila already he he....
Ha..ha...finally you realised . Thought that you didn't notice that you gila already
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oh.. then the goverment can declare Penang as a city today, tomoro declar as metropolis loh...
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You guys know or not...

In Malaysia Tourism Board brochure....

Penang is described as "BUSTLING METROPOLITAN CITY"!!!
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Ha..ha...finally you realised . Thought that you didn't notice that you gila already
actually gila very long already
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You guys know or not...

In Malaysia Tourism Board brochure....

Penang is described as "BUSTLING METROPOLITAN CITY"!!!
i think i saw that writen somewhere too
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