Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) was established on 1st July 2008 under Seksyen 3, Akta Kerajaan Tempatan, 1976 (Akta 171) [Section 3, Local Government Act, 1976 (Act 171)]. Formerly known as Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Pasir Gudang (PBTPG) (Pasir Gudang Local Authority) a subsidiary of Johor Corporation (JCorp). It is the first local authority in Malaysia that was privatised, although Johor Corporation is the investment arm of the Johor State Government. MPPG are responsible for public health and sanitation, waste removal and management, town planning, environmental protection and building control, social and economic development and general maintenance functions of urban infrastructure. The MPPG main headquarters is located at Pasir Gudang.