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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
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Shockingly, a plot no less than 600ha forming part of the Chior wildlife reserve near Sungai Siput, the first such wildlife reserve in the country dating back to the early 1900s, had been cleared. In its place now stand oil palm plantations. “The ...

Malaysia Kini

Malaysia Kini
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:11:15 -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 ...

Malaysia Chronicle

Malaysia Chronicle
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:01:46 -0700

PSM leader Mohd Nasir Hashim,who previously held the Kota Damansara state seat also lost it, leaving the party with only the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat held by Dr Dr Jeyakumar. PSM also lost the Semenyih and Jelapang state seats. "We felt it was a ...
The Star Online
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Tham Yeong Chai, 65, who has been rearing cows for milk production, which is supplied to the Agriculture Ministry's Ladang Infoternak in Sungai Siput, is living in fear of eviction, too. The farmer, who has won the first prize in the dairy category at ...
The Sun Daily
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:48:45 -0700

Another delegate, Sungai Siput division member Chong Siew Lan concurred with Koay's view. "If people do not ask and do not receive bribes, then corruption can be curbed," she said this in the presence of 512 delegates at the Wanita Wing delegation ...

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Malaysia Kini
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:08:35 -0700

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The Malay Mail Online
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:03:45 -0700

aliran.com. * Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, a long-time Aliran member and contributor, is the Member of Parliament for Sungai Siput. * * This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of Malay Mail Online.

The Sun Daily

The Sun Daily
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:33:45 -0700

In conjunction with World Habitat Day today, Jeyakumar, who is also Sungai Siput MP, added PSM had also made some proposals to the federal government to overcome housing woes in the country. One of these was the setting up of a non-profit People's ...

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