The Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP) has been officially launched, marking Iskandar Puteri as the 14th city in Malaysia and the second in the state of Johor. MBIP, previously known as the Johor Baru Central Municipal Council, was started in 2000 after being upgraded from the Johor Baru Central District Council.

MBIP is now the second local authority in Johor to achieve city status after the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) in 1994.

As of September, MBIP covers 157 residential areas and 45 villages with more than 750,000 residents under its jurisdiction.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Noh Omar also witnessed the historic event.