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Lubok Antu is a district in the Sri Aman Division of the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It borders on Indonesia and a Malaysian border crossing checkpoint is located here. The checkpoint on the Indonesian side is called the Nanga Badau Border Crossing Checkpoint located in the village of Badau, West Kalimantan.

Lubok Antu District
Official logo of Lubok Antu District
Towns of Sarawak
Lubok Antu District is located in Borneo
Lubok Antu District
Lubok Antu District
Coordinates: 1°3′0″N 111°50′0″E / 1.05000°N 111.83333°E / 1.05000; 111.83333Coordinates: 1°3′0″N 111°50′0″E / 1.05000°N 111.83333°E / 1.05000; 111.83333
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
DivisionSri Aman Division
DistrictLubok Antu District
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager government
 • ChairmanEncik Jack Aman Luat
Area
 • Total3,142.55 km2 (1,213.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total27,984
 • Density8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Postal code
95900
International dialling code prefix+6083 (landline only)
Websitelubokantudc.sarawak.gov.my at Archive.today (archived 2012-12-19)

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PopulationEdit

The district has about 5000 people; they are predominantly Ibans, and there are also some Chinese residents.[2] Most residents make their living from farming (shifting cultivation).[3]

GeographyEdit

The Batang Ai river runs through the district. There is a suspension bridge which leads to the village of Kampung Pasir.[2] A dam completed in 1985 caused the displacement of thousands of people when their homes were flooded.[3] In 2018 a suspension bridge at Nanga Kesit collapsed because of flooding.[4]

GovernmentEdit

Lubok Antu is governed by the Lubok Antu District Council which is a local government organisation formed under the State Government's Local Authorities Ordinance, 1956. The council has the right to implement council by-laws from enactments and ordinance as approved by the State Government which, includes taxation, rentals and finance autonomy.

The council consists of a chairman, or a chairperson, a vice-chairman, and 26 council members who are appointed by the Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak under section 12, Local Authorities Ordinance, 1996.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sarawak Population". sarawak.gov.my. Sarawak Government. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Lubok Antu is no ghost town". Borneo Post, June 7, 2017
  3. ^ a b "Displaced by dam, Lubok Antu settlers lament lack of land". Free Malaysia Today, February 22, 2018
  4. ^ "Villagers cut off after bridge collapse in Nanga Kesit in Sarawak". The Star, 15 Nov 2018