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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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The Star Online

The Star Online
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:22:30 -0800

Unexploded mortar bomb found at Sungai Siput plantation. by t. avineshwaran. The unexploded mortar round found at a plantation in Sungai Siput. IPOH: Residents of Kg. Perlop 1 in Sungai Siput were shocked to stumble upon an unexploded mortar round ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:37:30 -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 ...
 
The Malaysian Insider
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:26:11 -0800

Police busted a drug syndicate in Sungai Siput, Ipoh today, with the arrest of three men, including a Thai tourist, and seizure of RM59,380 worth of drugs. State narcotics criminal investigation department head V.R. Ravi Chandran said the two local ...
 
The Star Online
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:13:57 -0800

They are in Taman Keladi, Sungai Petani; in Heawood Estate, Sungai Siput, Perak; in Taman Sentosa, Klang; in Bandar Mahkota, Cheras; in PJS1, Petaling Jaya; and Bandar Seri Alam, Johor. Among those present at the ceremony were Kedah Mentri Besar ...

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 ...

Green Left Weekly

Green Left Weekly
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:30:00 -0800

Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj represents the Sungai Siput seat in the state of Perak. There are a number of PSM branches in Perak, where members work with local urban and rural poor, urban pioneers and farmers to improve people's living conditions.

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 Sun Daily

The Sun Daily
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 02:11:15 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj today filed a leave application for a judicial review over the Health Ministry's guideline on medical fee for foreigners in the country. The application, filed at the Kuala Lumpur Court complex ...
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