Larut, Matang and Selama District

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Larut, Matang and Selama District
Daerah Larut, Matang dan Selama
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese拉律峇登司南马县
 • Tamilலாருட், மாத்தாங், செலாமா
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Perak
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Perak
Larut, Matang and Selama District is located in Malaysia District
Larut, Matang and Selama District
Larut, Matang and Selama District
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°55′N 100°45′E / 4.917°N 100.750°E / 4.917; 100.750Coordinates: 4°55′N 100°45′E / 4.917°N 100.750°E / 4.917; 100.750
Country Malaysia
State Perak
SeatTaiping
Local area government(s)Taiping Municipal Council
(Larut & Matang)
Selama District Council
(Selama)
Government
 • District officerMohamed Akmal Bin Dahalan[1]
Area
 • Total2,112.61 km2 (815.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total326,941
 • Estimate 
(2015)[4]
352,800
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
340xx-341xx, 345xx-348xx
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA

The Larut, Matang and Selama District is a district of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is the capital town of this district. Larut, Matang and Selama used to be three small different districts and they merged into one larger district later.[5] Larut, Matang and Selama houses Taiping, Perak's second largest city and former state capital. Other towns in the region include Matang, Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld) and Selama; the region borders Kedah on the northwest and Upper Perak region in the east.

History[edit]

The area has a long history dating back to the mid-1850s; the Larut War occurred around Taiping and Matang. The first railway in the Malay states was constructed here, connecting Taiping with Kuala Sepetang, formerly Port Weld. Larut, Matang and Selama is also the place where the first modern town, museum and hill station were built in Perak as Taiping was the capital of the Federated Malay States, before Kuala Lumpur took the honor.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Selama sub-district

Larut and Matang District is divided into 5 mukims (communes) and Taiping Town, which are:[6]

Larut Matang and Selama district also contains the Selama autonomous sub-district (daerah kecil) in the northern portion, covering 3 mukims which are Selama town, Hulu Selama and Ijok.[7]

Government[edit]

Currently, Larut, Matang and Selama district is governed by two different councils which is Taiping Municipal Council for southern part of the district while the subdistrict of Selama is under its own district council.

Demographics[edit]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Larut and Matang, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 204,967 62.7%
Chinese 85,172 26.1%
Indian 36,105 11.0%
Others 697 0.2%
Total 326,941 100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


List of LMS district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P56 Larut Hamzah Zainudin Independent
P59 Bukit Gantang Syed Abu Hussin Bin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal Independent[8]
P60 Taiping Teh Kok Lim Pakatan Harapan


List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P56 N5 Selama Mohd Akmal bin Kamarudin PAS
P56 N6 Kubu Gajah Khalil bin Yahaya PAS
P56 N7 Batu Kurau Dr. Muhammad Amin bin Zakaria Barisan Nasional
P59 N13 Kuala Sepetang Mohd Kamaruddin bin Abu Bakar Barisan Nasional
P59 N14 Changkat Jering Ahmad Saidi bin Mohamad Daud Barisan Nasional
P59 N15 Trong Jamilah binti Zakaria Barisan Nasional
P60 N16 Kamunting Muhd Fadhil Bin Nuruddin Pakatan Harapan
P60 N17 Pokok Assam Leow Thye Yih Pakatan Harapan
P60 N18 Aulong Nga Kor Ming Pakatan Harapan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senarai pegawai & anggota - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Larut Matang & Selama". pdttaiping.perak.gov.my.
  2. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316.
  5. ^ "Profil Taiping" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Pentadbiran Mukim - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Larut Matang & Selama". pdttaiping.perak.gov.my.
  7. ^ "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Geografi". pdtselama.perak.gov.my.
  8. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/28/unhappy-bukit-gantang-mp-latest-to-quit-barisan/