The history of Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) is closely related to Melaka history. Although Melaka has gone through its ups and downs, the city of Melaka has continued to exist. In 1824, it was called "The Town and The Fort of Malacca", administrated by the "Committee of Assessors" under the British Government.

In 1848, The East India Act XIX recommended the formation of a "Municipal Committee" to replace the "Committee of Assessors". The act allocated five council members led by a "Resident Councillor" which were known as the Municipal Commission.

The East India Act XXVII gave power to these Municipal Commissioners as trust holders in which they could indict or be indicted. On 1st January 1887, the Straits Settlement Municipality Ordinance has approved the municipal area of 1.4 square miles and was enlarged to 4.2 square miles in 1930 under Act 133 in 1913.

On 1st January 1977, through Act 171 (1976), the Melaka Municipality Area was merged with the Historical Melaka City Municipal Council (MPMBB) with an administrative power over an area of 114.7 square miles (303 square kilometres).

MPMBB was the main factor in making Melaka a dynamic, progressive, and beautiful city. Its administration area has developed at the same rate with the overall development of Melaka where focus has been given towards the agricultural, industrial, and currently the tourism sectors.

The infrastructural growth is very pronounced, comparable to any developed state in Malaysia. This condition has increased the rate of which investors have come to invest and therefore increase the number of jobs available.

On 15th April 2003, MPMBB was upgraded to Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB). With this recognition, MBMB will continue to improve its quality of service towards people of Melaka and tourists.

On 1st January 2010, another Local authority was established called Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya (MPHTJ). The MPHTJ administration area covers 57.66 sq km of the Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB). While MBMB are is 270.39 sq km. The new MBMB administration area is 30.86 sq km.

Last Updated: Saturday, 20 April 2019 - 12:32am