This is an open letter to the authorities responsible for mukim administration. I would like to propose the official mukim names to be changed.
Among all mukims in the country, four of them – Berakas ‘A’, Berakas ‘B’, Gadong ‘A’ and Gadong ‘B’ – are the only ones that do not have truly unique names.
It has been 25 years since Berakas ‘A’ and ‘B’ split from Mukim Berakas, and 16 years since Gadong ‘A’ and ‘B’ parted ways.
Since the breakups, each mukim has seen significant population growth, with the urbanisation and socio-economic development worthy of truly unique identities.
As of 2016, according to the Population and Housing Census, these mukims are among the most populous.
My suggestion is for these mukims to be renamed as followed: Mukim Berakas ‘A’ to Mukim Berakas, to retain the original name before the split; Mukim Berakas ‘B’ to a name after one of the villages it contains, such as Manggis, Sungai Akar or Sungai Tilong; Mukim Gadong ‘A’ should be renamed Mukim Rimba, after the prevalently populated village within in; and Mukim Gadong ‘B’ to be known simply as Mukim Gadong to retain the original mukim name before the split.
There may be better suggestions out there, but my hope is for the name change to make way for further development of these zones and avoid confusion that may surface when it comes to administrative matters.