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Selangor

(səlăng`ər), state (1991 pop. 2,289,236), 3,150 sq mi (8,159 sq km), Malaysia, S Malay Peninsula, on the Strait of Malacca. Shah Alam is the capital, and Port Kelang (formerly Port Swettenham) is the chief port. An area of 94 sq mi (243 sq km) containing Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
, city (1990 est. pop. 1,750,000), capital of Malaysia, S Malay Peninsula, at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, within the Federal Territory. Malaysia's chief inland city, Kuala Lumpur is the country's commercial and transportation hub.
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, the capital of Malaysia and formerly Selangor's largest city, was made a separate federal territory in 1974. Tin and coal are mined; rubber, rice, pineapples, coconuts, and oil palms are grown; and there are numerous fisheries. Ethnic Chinese and Indians outnumber the native Malays. Before the 16th cent. the territory of Selangor was subject to the powers that in turn dominated the Malay Peninsula. After the fall of Malacca (1511), it was nominally ruled by the sultans of Riau and Johor, but in the early 18th cent. it was conquered by Bugis tribespeople from Sulawesi, who for a time threatened to dominate the Malay Peninsula from Selangor. Selangor became a British protectorate in 1874, one of the Federated Malay States in 1896, and part of the Federation of Malaya (see MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2015 est. pop. 30,723,000), 128,430 sq mi (332,633 sq km), Southeast Asia. The official capital and by far the largest city is Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya is the adminstrative capital.
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) in 1948.
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Selangor

 

a state in Malaysia, on the western coast of the Malay Peninsula. Area, approximately 8,200 sq km. Population, 1.63 million (1970). The administrative center of Selangor is Kuala Lumpur. Plantation crops include coconut and oil palms, rubber-yielding plants, and pineapples. Tin is mined in Selangor, and industries include sawmilling, cement production, and food processing. Selangor’s principal ports are Port Swettenham and Kelang.

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Selangor

a state of Peninsular Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca: established as a British protectorate in 1874, became a Federated Malay State in 1896 and part of Malaysia in 1946; tin producer. Capital: Shah Alam. Pop.: 4 188 876 (2000). Area: 8203 sq. km (3167 sq. miles)
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'We need to do all these wholeheartedly so that the mandate we received in the last general election can be maintained in the coming elections,' Amirudin told reporters after opening the Selangor Wanita PKR Annual General Meeting, here, today.
Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said 509 houses were identified to have been affected by the natural disaster but some 100 of them were still being assessed for damages.
Amirudin added assistance would be provided by relevant government agencies including the Selangor Zakat Board and the Selangor Welfare Department.
"It is inaccurate reporting which does not reflect the actual situation because until today the Selangor administration remains united.
He said these sectors were among those included in the proposals submitted by Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari in the 12MP Engagement Session between his ministry and the Selangor government today.
Amirudin, who is Sungai Tua assemblyman, admitted he was going to present the proposal at the last sitting that started July 29, but also said he gave a mandate to Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim to decide on whether or not to allow the tabling.
The Bukit Lanjan assemblyman denied claims that the meeting between Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari and state PH leaders later this evening was convened in haste and in light of a purported attempt to oust the Selangor chief minister, describing it as nothing 'extraordinary'.
The four coalition parties comprising PKR, DAP, Parti Amanah Negara and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia that form the Selangor government issued a joint statement today backing Amirudin's leadership and pledging to drive the state's economy to further growth.
Ganabatirau, Hee Loy Sian and Ng Sze Han were believed to have met the sultan over the mentri besar's alleged push to introduce unilateral conversion of minors in Selangor.
News emerged yesterday that Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari would meet state Pakatan Harapan leaders today over the proposed amendment that has caused disagreement within the pact.
It is understood that the Selangor MB had planned to push through an amendment to a state enactment, which currently says that individuals below 18 must obtain the consent of both 'mother and father' before converting to Islam.
While other states in the country suffer from water issues as well, the Klang Valley's (Selangor and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) water woes frequently grab national headlines.