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Seremban, in the southern state of Negeri Sembilan, will become Malaysia's 12th city before the end of this year. The declaration will be made once consent is obtained from the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and state ruler, Tuanku Muhriz.
The other 11 cities in Malaysia are Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, South and North Kuching, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Shah Alam, Malacca, Alor Star, Miri, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Terengganu.
In order to qualify for city status, the local government will need to have a revenue of more than RM100mil and a population exceeding 500,000. On the side of the state, having enough number of civic servants to serve the people in the area is one of the conditions.
Source: The Star..Seremban to get city status this year