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 Negeri. 

 

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 Negeri. 

 

In 1963, the Council Negeri’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 Negeri was renamed the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN).

 

Administrative Division and Districts

Division District Sub-District
Kuching Kuching Padawan
Bau  
Lundu Sematan
Samarahan Samarahan  
Asajaya  
Simunjan Sebuyau
Serian Serian Siburan
Tebedu  
Sri Aman Sri Aman Lingga
Pantu
Lubok Antu Engkilili
Betong Betong Spaoh
Debak
Saratok Nanga Budu
Pusa Maludam
Kabong Roban
Sarikei Sarikei  
Maradong  
Julau  
Pakan  
Sibu Sibu  
Kanowit  
Selangau  
Mukah Mukah Balingian
Dalat Oya
Matu Igan
Daro  
Tanjung Manis  
Bintulu Bintulu  
Tatau  
Sebauh  
Kapit Kapit Ng. Merit
Belaga Sg. Asap
Song  
Bukit Mabong  
Miri Miri Bario
Marudi Mulu
Subis Niah-Suai
Beluru Tinjar
Telang Usan Long Lama
Long Bedian
Limbang Limbang Ng. Medamit
Lawas Sundar
Trusan