Muallim District

The Muallim District is the eleventh district of the state of Perak, Malaysia, situated at the southeastern tip of the state, bordering the state of Selangor. It was proclaimed by the current Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah on 11 January 2016 at the Tanjung Malim District Council Building.[4][5] The district was previously part of the neighbouring Batang Padang district.

Muallim District
Daerah Muallim
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiدائره معلم
  Tamilதஞ்சோங் மாலிம்
Location of Muallim District in Perak
Muallim District
Location of Muallim District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°50′N 101°30′E
Country Malaysia
State Perak
As full district2016
SeatTanjung Malim
Local area government(s)Tanjong Malim District Council
  District officerNor Sham Rahman[1]
  Total934.35 km2 (360.75 sq mi)
  Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA

It covers an area of 93,435-hectares of land.[6]

The district includes the towns of Slim River, Tanjung Malim and Proton City.[7] It was given the name Muallim, the Arabic word for "teacher", because of the Sultan Idris Education University in the district. The university has produced many teachers since the colonial era.

Administrative divisions

Map of Muallim District

The Muallim District is divided into two mukims (townships), which are:[6]

  • Ulu Bernam (East and West)
  • Slim

The east and west parts of the Ulu Bernam mukim is separated by the town of Hulu Bernam, which is a part of Hulu Selangor, Selangor. West Ulu Bernam is an exclave of the district and the mukim.


Historical population
2016 69,639    
2020 76,688+10.1%
Figures before 2016 is included under Batang Padang District.
Source: [8]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

The parliamentary constituency of Tanjong Malim encompasses the entire district. It also supplies two state constituencies in the Perak State Legislative Assembly.

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P77 Tanjong MalimChang Lih KangPakatan Harapan (PKR)

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

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P77 N58SlimMuhammad Zulfadli ZainalPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P77 N59BehrangSalina SamsudinBarisan Nasional (UMNO)

See also


  1. "Muallim is now Perak's 11th district". 11 January 2016.
  2. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  4. "Muallim is now Perak's 11th district". New Straits Times Publication. The Star. 11 January 2016.
  5. "Muallim rasmi menjadi daerah ke-11 di Perak". Berita Harian. 11 January 2016.
  6. "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Pentadbiran Mukim".
  7. "Muallim is new district in Perak". The Star Publication. The Star. 27 November 2015.
  8. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.

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