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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 borne in Sungai Siput in 1936[2]

See also[edit]

References[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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Berita Harian

Berita Harian
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:28:52 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT: Mayat dua beradik yang lemas di Jeti Batu Musafat di sini petang Khamis lalu ditemui pasukan penyelamat pagi tadi. Mayat pertama ditemui jam 8.08 pagi manakala mayat seorang lagi ditemui sejam kemudian kira-kira jam 9.25 pagi.
 
Sinarharian
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:30:00 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT - Penduduk Orang Asli di Kampung Langkor di sini akhirnya menerima bekalan air bersih selepas lebih 20 tahun menggunakan sumber air yang tidak ditapis, menerusi projek bekalan air bersih yang diusahakan Universiti Sains Malaysia ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:10:19 -0700

OP IBLIS at Perlop, Sungai Siput, Perak. Although outnumbered, Trooper Rasli courageously charged towards the enemy to provide protection to his small reconnaissance team during contact with the enemy. Awarded the SP posthumously on 7 July 1972.
 
The Star Online
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:07:18 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT: A freak storm left a slew of disasters when it ripped through at least three residential areas here, affecting around 108 families. The turbulent winds and downpour ripped through the roofs of more than 40 houses, causing severe leakage, ...

AsiaOne

AsiaOne
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:33:45 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT - The bodies of two brothers who fell into Perak River near Batu Musafat while fishing have been found. The body of Meor Mohamad Izzat Meor Mazinun, 14, was the first to be found at Chegar Galah, some 5km from the site where he fell at ...

Kosmo!

Kosmo!
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:00:27 -0700

DALAM lipatan sejarah negara, nama Sungai Siput Utara, Perak sentiasa diingati kerana di sinilah berlakunya peristiwa berdarah yang menyebabkan negara (ketika itu Persekutuan Tanah Melayu) diisytiharkan Darurat. Ia ekoran pembunuhan tiga peladang ...

Berita Harian

Berita Harian
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:34:38 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT: Dua beradik hilang dan dikhuatiri lemas ketika mandi bersama-sama rakan mereka di Sungai Perak berhampiran Batu Musafat, Bekut di sini semalam dan usaha mencari diteruskan hari ini. Meor Mohamad Izzat Meor Mazinun, 13, dan Meor ...

The Rakyat Post

The Rakyat Post
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:35:12 -0700

The NGOs, led by Parti Sosialis Malaysia's (PSM) Sungai Siput Member of Parliament Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, had protested outside the Housing and Local Government Ministry building here earlier today against the high cost and unaffordable ...
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