Sarawak Government

Sarawak’s State Legislative Assembly, the oldest legislature in Malaysia, was established after its first inaugural meeting at Bintulu on 8th September 1867. Its first 21-member Sarawak General Council, headed by Rajah Charles Brooke, consisted of six of Brooke’s officers and 16 local community leaders. In 1903, the General Council was renamed Council Negri.

In 1941, Brooke’s son, Vyner, established a written constitution known as the Constitution Order in Council during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Brookes’ rule in Sarawak. As a result, the Council Negri membership numbers were increased to 24. Instead of Vyner Brookes (in his role as Rajah) the Chief Secretary was appointed to preside over the Council Negri.

In 1963, the Council Negri’s membership increased to 42. Since then, it rose incrementally to 48 in 1968, 56 in 1989, 62 in 1996 and 71 in 2006. In 1976, the Council Negri was renamed the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN).

Administrative Division and Districts

Division
Districts
Sub-Districts
Kuching
Kuching
Padawan
 
Bau
 
 
Lundu
Sematan
Samarahan
Samarahan
 
 
Asajaya
 
 
Serian
Tebedu
 
Simunjan
Sebuyau
Sri Aman
Sri Aman
Lingga
Pantu
 
Lubok Antu
Engkilili
Betong
Betong
Maludam
Debak
Spaoh
Pusa
 
Saratok
Kabong
Roban
Budu
Sarikei
Sarikei
 
 
Meradong
 
 
Julau
 
 
Pakan
 
Sibu
Sibu
 
 
Kanowit
 
 
Selangau
 
Mukah
Mukah
Balingian
 
Dalat
Oya
 
Daro
Belawai
 
Matu
Igan
Bintulu
Bintulu
Sebauh
 
Tatau
 
Kapit
Kapit
Ng. Merit
 
Belaga
Sg. Asap
 
Song
 
Miri
Miri
Sibuti
Niah-Suai
 
Marudi
Beluru
Long Lama
Limbang
Limbang
Ng. Medamit
 
Lawas
Sundar
Trusan