KOTA KINABALU: The Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) will be known as Sandakan City Council (MBS) beginning July 1.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor said the upgrading process had been decided by a cabinet during a roundtable discussion.
“There are certain conditions that must be fulfilled in order for a municipal council to become a city council, which have been met by Sandakan.
“With this upgrade, the city will provide even better services to its citizens,” he said after his lecture entitled ‘Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan: Tadbir Urus Baik,’ at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Chapter UMS Lecture Series No. 4, organised by the National Professors Council (MPN).