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Perlis

(pûr`lĭs), state (1991 pop. 184,070), 310 sq mi (803 sq km), Malaysia, central Malay Peninsula, on the Andaman Sea. The smallest of the states of Malaysia, it is bordered on the N and E by Thailand and on the SE by Kedah, of which it formed a part till 1842. KangarKangar
, town (1991 pop. 48,948), capital of Perlis state, Malaysia, central Malay Peninsula, on the Perlis River. It is a port and the center of a rice-growing region.
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, its capital, is in the center of one of the richest rice-growing areas of Malaysia. Small quantities of tin are produced. The population is mostly Malay. In 1909 Siam transferred its suzerainty over Perlis to Great Britain. Perlis was one of the Unfederated Malay States before the creation (1948) of the Federation of Malaya. See MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2015 est. pop. 30,723,000), 128,430 sq mi (332,633 sq km), Southeast Asia. The official capital and by far the largest city is Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya is the adminstrative capital.
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Perlis

 

a state in Malaysia, located in the northwestern part of the Malay Peninsula and including the coastal islands. Area, 800 sq km. Population, 121,100 (1970). The administrative center is the city of Kangar.

Perlis is the least economically developed state in Malaysia. Jungles cover about three-fourths of its area, with the population concentrated along the coast. The economy is based on agriculture, and the main crop is rice, which is planted on three-fifths of the cultivated land; rubber-bearing plants, coconut palms, and other crops are also grown. There is also fishing, small-scale tin mining, and the primary processing of rubber.

Perlis

a state of NW Peninsular Malaysia, on the Andaman Sea: a dependency of Thailand until 1909. Capital: Kangar. Pop.: 204 450 (2000). Area: 803 sq. km (310 sq. miles)
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The statement also said that the Raja of Perlis and Raja Perempuan, as well as the Raja Muda of Perlis and Raja Puan Muda, will perform Aidilfitri prayers at the State Mosque in Arau.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail would officiate the opening at the State Assembly Complex here.
The Raja of Perlis had rejected Ismail's candidacy to be MB by saying he did not want a 'puppet' for the role.
He was touted as BN's choice to be Perlis MB, but was unsuccessful after the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, said he did not want a 'puppet' in the position, alluding to Shahidan.
The Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail today expressed his disappointment that the state government took more than a month to be sworn in, following a political situation over the selection of the mentri besar.
Only one assemblyman, Datuk Ismail Kassim of Tambun Tulang, did not attend the swearing-in before the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, at Istana Arau, and so did not take the oath of service.
The Alor Setar PKR division today lodged a police report against Perlis Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who allegedly insulted the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail by questioning the appointment of the state mentri besar.
'This decision was reached unanimously before we had an audience with the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail on Sunday.
The Malay Rulers have, on several occasions, refused to appoint individuals nominated by the ruling parties to become mentri besar, most recently when the Raja of Perlis chose one who did not have the support of his fellow Barisan Nasional lawmakers.
The political crisis in Perlis over the appointment of the mentri besar's post has yet to be resolved, as the state Barisan Nasional (BN) continues to issue statements which seem to oppose the decision made by the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail.
Khairy suggested that embattled Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Azlan Man, elected Barisan Nasional assemblymen and the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Syed Jamalullail should have a round-table discussion to determine the right candidate to lead the state.