Pasir Gudang will now be recognised as a city in Johor. His Majesty, the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, has proclaimed it as the third city in Johor after Johor Bahru in 1994 and Iskandar Puteri in 2017.
Through the proclamation, the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) will now be known as the Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG). The proclamation document was signed and delivered to Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Ir. Hasni Mohammad and on 22nd November a special proclamation handover ceremony was held at Bangunan Dato Jaafar to the mayor of Pasir Gudang.
Back in 2008 on 1st July, Pasir Gudang was declared a municipality with Zainor Adani serving as its current president. In line with its proclamation as a city, the president’s post in the local authority will now be upgraded to that of mayor.
With a population of 533,868, the rapid development of Pasir Gudang as an Industrial City and Port with the advantage of having two international ports as well as comprehensive infrastructure facilities that prioritise the well-being of its people and fully meet the requirements of its needs, then it is appropriate for Pasir Gudang to gain recognition and status as a city.