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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.

Chin Peng wanted by Malaya.jpg

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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Malaysiakini (subscription)
Sun, 01 May 2016 21:52:44 -0700

MP SPEAKS Let me put yesterday's event in perspective. Forty-six years ago, in 1970, Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) was RM10.5 billion. Today, it is RM1,250 billion. Okay, there has been inflation of about 400 percent, between 1970 and now.

The Star Online

The Star Online
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:11:15 -0700

In a press conference during the rally, Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar said Malaysians had not reaped the benefits of the country's economic development since the formation of Malaysia as a federation. He added that Malaysia's GDP had increased ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:42:13 -0800

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven years after toppling long-time MIC president Datuk Seri Samy Vellu in GE12, Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar (pic) still finds that there are many obstacles to change in his constituency. Sungai Siput has no little symbolic ...
 
Utusan Malaysia
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:56:15 -0700

SUNGAI SIPUT 20 April - Seorang lelaki dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Majistret di sini hari ini atas tiga pertuduhan iaitu memiliki bahan, menggalakkan kegiatan keganasan dan merekrut seorang lelaki sebagai ahli kumpulan pengganas sejak Jun tahun lalu.

Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 02:12:27 -0700

These include temples as far north as Sungai Siput while down south, the furthest temple is located at Bukit Mor in Johore. You can also find the temples on the east up to Gambang, Pahang. Located within the Kajang temple, there's a small exhibition on ...

Astro Awani

Astro Awani
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 17:57:17 -0800

SUNGAI SIPUT: A total of 75 villagers from Kampung Lintang and Kampung Tok Sirat, here, were evacuated to relief centres after their homes were flooded since Sunday morning. Sungai Siput Civil Defence Unit officer Muhammad Hasrul Hashim said two ...

Aliran Monthly

Aliran Monthly
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:35:14 -0700

We filed the application for judicial review at the Taiping High Court in July 2015 asking the court to order the Sungai Siput Land Office to give us at least one year notice as well as assistance in finding an alternative site for farming and animal ...
 
The Star Online
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:36:31 -0700

The services of certain specialists can also be obtained at the Batu Gajah and Sungai Siput hospitals to ease congestion at the main hospital,” he added. Questioned by A. Sivasubrama-niam (DAP-Buntong) about faulty lifts at HRPB, Dr Mah said the ...
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