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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]


  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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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 00:47:04 -0700

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 04:48:45 -0700

"Yuen carried a bullet in his body after he was shot by communists in an ambush in Sungai Siput as doctors advised him not to remove it," Thambipillay said. "His services cannot be forgotten and will always be remembered ... my condolences to his ...

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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 ...

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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 23:56:15 -0700

IPOH: Police arrested a couple from Penang, believed to be drug traffickers, and recovered various drugs weighing 2,416.86g worth RM68,066 in Sungai Siput on Sunday. Perak Narcotics Crime Department acting chief Supt R. Ravi Chandran said police ...

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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 ...

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:06:15 -0800

IPOH: 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, died on ...

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:15:29 -0700

Lawyer M. Kulasegaran, who is Ipoh Barat MP, said he had known Morais since 1985 when he was a magistrate at the Sungai Siput and Lenggong courts. “He always took a firm stand against corruption. “Yet he was easy to get along with,” he said. A former ...

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:46:04 -0700

“I was a magistrate in Ipoh at the time and Kevin was a magistrate in Sungai Siput. “He was very dedicated and committed to his job. I will miss him terribly as he was a dear friend,” said Umar. He said Morais, who was seconded to MACC for 10 years ...

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