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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 Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Sungai Siput MP Dr. D. Michael Jeyakumar with the farmers and supporters from the Save Farmers and Breeders in Perak group at the Taiping High Court complex today. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Ista Kyra Sharmugam, August 27, 2015.Nine farmers ...

Malaysia Chronicle

Malaysia Chronicle
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:47:38 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT - Barisan Nasional component parties should resolve their internal problems and strengthen the coalition in its march towards the next general election, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said this was ...

The Sun Daily

The Sun Daily
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:03:45 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT: Tourism and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz today launched the Malayan Emergency Monument and Gallery in remembrance of security forces, planters, civilians and workers who lost their lives during the Malayan ...

The Sun Daily

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 ...

TODAYonline

TODAYonline
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:15:02 -0700

"Everyone so far has been understanding when we turned them away, even the police," said PSM member and Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar. 4.15am: While many are resting on the ground or sleeping, a small crowd has formed around two rally ...

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 Rakyat Post

The Rakyat Post
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:33:45 -0700

Harchan Singh Bedi (right) seen here with Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz at the Malayan Emergency Monument and Gallery at the Sungai Siput Estate last weekend. — Courtesy pic ...

Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:24:37 -0800

IPOH, Feb 21 — A police corporal's son was gunned down gangland-style at his residence in Taman Tun Sambanthan near Sungai Siput here early today. The 29-year-old victim, whose father, T. Nadarajah, 54, is attached to the Khantan Baru police station, ...
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