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The Kulim District is a district and town in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located on the southeast of Kedah, bordering Penang. The town of Kulim, a mere 27 km (17 mi) east of Penang's capital city, George Town, also forms part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation.
|Local area government(s)||Kulim Municipal Council|
Kulim Hi-Tech Industrial Park Local Authority
|• District officer||Mohd Yusri Daud |
|• Total||765 km2 (295 sq mi)|
|• Density||360/km2 (920/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+8 (Not observed)|
|Vehicle registration plates||K|
|Granted municipality status||2001|
|• President||Roaizad Rashid |
The Kulim’s independence clock was officiated by the Sultan of Kedah (15 September 1957) and serves as the unofficial landmark for the city of Kulim. The construction of the clock was completed within 3 months Capital States Kedah : Kulim, was made formalized by DYMM Tuanku Sultan Badlishah Ibni Almarhum Yang Di Pertuan Paduka Seri Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah, KOM, CMG, KBE Sultan Kedah on 15 September 1957, or 2 weeks after the declaration of independence of Malaysia (31 August 1957).
- Bagan Sena
- Kulim Town
- Padang China
- Padang Meha
- Sidam Kanan
- Sungai Seluang
- Sungai Ular
Kulim District is administered by Kulim Municipal Council.
Kulim District is currently most notable for its Kulim Hi-Tech Park.
In March 2019, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali announced the Federal Government's approval to invest MYR 1.6 billion (~USD 380 million) to build the proposed Kulim International Airport. In August 2019, it was announced that the proposed 17 sq. km airport will have two runways, which will be able to cater to 60 flight movements per hour, or one flight landing/take-off per minute.
- Ismail Omar, Chairman of New Straits Times Press, former Inspector-General of Royal Malaysian Police, and former Malaysian Ambassador to France.
- Gary Steven Robbat, professional football player for Johor Darul Takzim F.C.
- Suppiah Chanturu, professional football player for Johor Darul Takzim F.C.
- Muhammad Akram Mahinan, professional football player for PKNS F.C..
- Abdul Halim Saari professional football player for Selangor FA and former player for Kedah FA.
- Abdul Halim (Caca Raja Lawak @ Abang Donut)
- Anwar Ibrahim (former Anak Wayang Astro)
Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit
List of Kulim district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P17||Padang Serai||Karuppaiya Muthusamy||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
|P18||Kulim - Bandar Baharu||Saifuddin Nasution Ismail||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
List of Kulim district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P17||N33||Merbau Pulas||Siti Ashah Binti Ghazali||PAS|
|P17||N34||Lunas||Azman Bin Nasrudin||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
|P18||N35||Kulim||Yeo Keng Chuan||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
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- Tee, Kenneth. "Putrajaya announces RM1.6b for Kulim airport as part of 11MP review | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
- "Kulim airport to have two runways". The Star Online. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
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