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Sungai Siput is a town and also a parliamentary constituency in Kuala Kangsar district, Perak, Malaysia. Sungai Siput is part of the Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar. The area covering 155.141 hectares is 61.5% of the total area of Kuala Kangsar. It is located about 25km from state capital, Ipoh and 20km from royal town of Kuala Kangsar. 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.

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]

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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The Star Online
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:26:15 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj is applying for leave to initiate a judicial review over the implementation of a new fee structure for foreigners seeking treatments at government hospitals and clinics. Dr Jeyakumar claimed ...
 
The Star Online
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Dr Subramaniam was responding to a move by Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, who filed an application for leave to seek a judicial review of public hospitals and clinics' fee structure for foreigners. He claimed the reviewed fees would ...
 
malaysiandigest.com
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:30:00 -0700

Yet another performance staged was the story of ASP Mohd Zabri Abdul Hamid and Platoon 69 commandos who fought to the death a communist attack in Sungai Siput, Perak in Op Bamboo 2. In his last moments, Mohd Zabri who died when he stepped on a ...
 
Bernama
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:15:00 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Julai (Bernama) -- Anggota Parlimen Sungai Siput Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj hari ini memfailkan permohonan kebenaran bagi semakan kehakiman terhadap pelaksanaan Menteri Kesihatan berhubung garis panduan caj baharu ...

Astro Awani

Astro Awani
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:03:45 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT: The first Orang Asli residential secondary school built in Kampung Bawong, here, hopefully can arrest the dropout problem among the indigenous community's young. Rural and Regional Development Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Wed, 20 May 2015 01:48:45 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR: The sole Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) parliamentarian has to depend on his friends to be able to run his constituency work. Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar said his monthly expenses came to about RM20,000 while his income ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:21:05 -0700

On Monday, Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj filed an application for leave to seek a judicial review of public hospitals and clinics' fee structure for foreigners, which he claimed would deter them from seeking treatment, and possibly ...

Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online
Fri, 22 May 2015 02:41:28 -0700

IPOH, May 22 — A baby boy was found, still with his umbilical cord attached, in a back lane in a housing estate in Sungai Siput here today. Sungai Siput District Police Chief Superintendent Wan Jamil Wan Chik said the baby was found at about 7.10am by ...
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