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History Of Sibu Municipal Council (SMC)History Of Sibu Municipal Council (SMC)
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The Sibu Urban District Council was re-structured and upgraded to SIBU MUNICIPAL COUNCIL on Sunday, November 01, 1981 with areas of coverage increased from 50 km square to 129.5 km square. It includes the Sibu town center, Sungei Merah Bazaar, extending from east bank of Batang Rejang and including Pulau Kerto up to KM 10 Teku Road, KM 12 Sibu Ulu Oya Road and approximately KM 8 Salim Road.

The population within the Sibu Municipality is approximately 126,000 according to the 1991 population census.

Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 24 Councillors appointed to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 2-year term with effect from Sunday, November 01, 1981 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1981 - 1983

Both Chairmanship and Deputy Chairmanship continued till end of 1987.

As Councillors were appointed biannually, a new group of Councillors took office from Tuesday, November 01, 1983. The new line up was as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1983 - 1985

Similarly, those appointed to sit as Councillors for a 2-year term with effect from Friday, November 01, 1985 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1985 - 1987

They were succeeded in 1988 by a new batch of 26 Councillors as shown in the list below :-

List Of Councillors : 1988 - 1990

For 1991 - 1992, the newly appointed Councillors were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1991 - 1992

Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 24 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 1993 - 1994 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1993 - 1994

Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 24 appointed Councillors serving in the Sibu Municipal Council for 1995 - 1996 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1995 - 1996

The term of councillorship was extended for another year until December 1997.

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 24 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 1998 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1998

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 24 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 1999 - 2000 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 1999 - 2000

The term of councillorship has been extended until December 2003.

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 25 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 2004 - 2006 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 2004 - 2006

The term of councillorship has been extended until December 2008.

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 25 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 2009 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 2009

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 25 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 2010 - 2013 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 2010 - 2013

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 30 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 2014 - 2015 were as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 2014 - 2015

The term of councillorship has been extended until June 2016.

The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 30 appointed Councillors to serve in the Sibu Municipal Council for 2016 - 2018 are as follows :-

List Of Councillors : 2016 - 2018

The administration of the Council is headed by Municipal Secretary who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Council. The names of the CEO over the years are as follows :-

1.

Encik Wee Chong Jin

1950 - Saturday, May 31, 1958

2.

Encik Ling Poh Kuang

Sunday, June 01, 1958 - Saturday, July 01, 1961

3.

Encik Chin Ting Ming

Wednesday, August 16, 1961 - Friday, January 10, 1964

4.

Encik Ling Poh Kuang

Saturday, January 11, 1964 - Sunday, October 31, 1976

5.

Encik Chan Pik Kwang

Monday, November 01, 1976 - Saturday, March 31, 1979

6.

Encik Ling Poh Kuang

Sunday, April 01, 1979 - Wednesday, April 28, 1982

7.

Encik Peter Ngu Teck Ming

Thursday, April 29, 1982 - Thursday, January 31, 1985

8.

Encik Stephen Tsai Jit Jui

Friday, February 01, 1985 - Thursday, July 22, 2004

9.

Ir. Wong Fu Toh
(Acting Municipal Secretary)

Friday, July 23, 2004 - Tuesday, January 27, 2009

10.

Encik Hii Chang Kee
(Acting Municipal Secretary)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Wednesday, March 04, 2009

10.

Encik Hii Chang Kee

Thursday, March 05, 2009 - Thursday, October 15, 2015

11.

Tuan Haji Morshidi Fredrick
(Acting Municipal Secretary)

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Monday, January 2, 2017

12.

Encik Jong Thian Puk
(Acting Municipal Secretary)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - now

Eversince its establishment, Sibu Municipal Council has put in lots of effort to develop Sibu town over the years. Some of the major projects are as follows :-

  • Rejang Esplanade was completed in 1988 at a cost of RM916,175.13.

  • Mission Road Mini Park completed in 1990 at a cost of RM478,449.00.

  • The Bukit Lima Recreational Park completed in April 1991 at a cost of RM617,797.13.

  • Traffic Garden at Rejang Park completed by JKR in 1983. Since then, traffic games competition is held annually by our Council and Sibu Rural District Council on a rotation basis.

  • The six (6) storey Multi-storey Car Park at the junction of Jalan Kampung Nyabor and Jalan Wong Nai Siong, with provision of 374 car parks and a food court at top floor, was completed at the end of 1993, at a cost of approximately RM9.7 millions.

  • Taman Jubli Bukit Aup (Phase I) covering an area of about eight (8) acres, completed in March 1993 at a cost of about RM3 millions. Taman Jubli Bukit Aup (Phase II) covering an area of about 14 acres was completed in July 1997 at a cost of RM4 millions. Though it involved a great amount of money, it is a worthwhile project as it provides Sibu public with a recreational park - a park where Sibu general public can spend their spare time relaxing.

  • The new Sibu Central Market at Channel Road was completed at the end of 1996 at a cost of about RM12 millions. With the completion of this new market, Sibu town was given a face-lift by resettling all hawkers located along the riverfront, side and back lanes in town center into the building. A new market at Grand Height, Jalan Upper Lanang was also completed at a cost of RM0.5 millions in 1999.

  • Other major projects completed include a modern pig slaughter house, a sanitary landfill dumping site at Kemunyan and a second multi-storey car park adjacent to the Sibu Central Market.

Sibu Municipal Council moved into its new office at Wisma Sanyan building in 2001 which offer a better environment for the staff to serve the public.