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Sungai Siput is a town and also a parliamentary constituency in Kuala Kangsar district, Perak, Malaysia. Since the recent Malaysian general election of 8 March 2008, this parliamentary constituency is represented by Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, from Pakatan Rakyat Party, in the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of Malaysian Parliament. Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj defeated the previous incumbent, Dato Seri Samy Vellu, who had held the seat since 1974.

Ahamad bin Pakeh Adam from Barisan Nasional is the current state assemblyman for Lintang state seat and from DAP is the current state assemblyman for Jalong state seat. He is also the State Local Government Committee chairman.

Public Enemy No.1

Sungai Siput is famous for the incident that led to the Malayan Emergency. The Malayan colonial administration declared a state of emergency on 16 June 1948 after members of the Communist Party of Malaya killed three European plantation managers here. The CPM was subsequently banned in July. Many Singaporean historians and anti-communists allege that Chin Peng ordered the killings. Chin Peng claims he had no prior knowledge. In fact, he says he was so unprepared for the start of hostility that he barely escaped arrest, losing his passport in the process, and lost touch with the party for a couple of days.[1]

Mahatma Gandhi Kalasalai Tamil School is the biggest Tamil school in the state with over 1000 students. The school was built by Tun V. T. Sambanthan in 1954 and was officially opened by Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's sister.

SMJK Shing Chung is the largest secondary school in Sungai Siput.

Sungai Siput is famous for its groundnuts and can easily be bought in one of the shop along the main street.

Besides, the famous Chinese Esperanto Professor, Mr LI Wei-Lun was born in Sungai Siput in 1936[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chin Peng, My Side of History, pp 215-222.
  2. ^ http://www.espero.com.cn/2013-07/19/content_29470963.htm

Coordinates: 4°49′12″N 101°4′12″E / 4.82000°N 101.07000°E / 4.82000; 101.07000

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New Straits Times Online
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:37:30 -0800

SUNGAI SIPUT: A jewellery shop suffered undisclosed amount of losses after being robbed by four men, armed with hammer and metal rod, here today. In the 10am incident at Jalan Besar, closed circuit television (CCTV) recording showed the suspects, who ...

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Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:11:15 -0800

SUNGAI SIPUT: TOWNSFOLK are hoping that an alternative highway will be built so that this town of nearly 60,000 people will be able to enjoy socioeconomic growth and better travel comfort. Residents interviewed by Streets believed the laid-back image, ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:45:00 -0800

In 2011, frustrated that the Sungai Siput voters were denied their right to government allocation, its MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar took the matter to court. However, last year the Federal Court ruled Dr Jeyakumjar could not use the legal process to ...

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:18:50 -0800

"I will personally travel to Sumatra for the purpose and also to evaluate peat conditions there," he said in answer to a question by Dr Michael Jayekumar Devaraj (PSM-Sungai Siput) in parliament Thursday. Dawos said that outbreaks of peat soil fires, ...

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:59:45 -0800

To reach this place, you will need to drive a short distance out of Ipoh city, towards Chemor/Sungai Siput. Located off the main road, Wong Kee specializes in a few not so common dishes that may qualify for use in a Fear Factor episode! The crispy ...

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:07:53 -0800

Dr Michael is definitely a good guy, People in Sungai Siput will vouch for it. Hope PSM will take a practical approach. Since it cannot join Pakatan, it should focus its energy in his strong area. Hopefully, when PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is ...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0700

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:17:48 -0700

Banzai: PSM, watch out, you may lose your sole parliamentary seat Sungai Siput also if you have wrong strategies. Go with Pakatan and ensure that BN is defeated in GE14. BN must be defeated at all cost. The Analyser: You lost my vote when you mentioned ...

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