The Panglima Kinta

The chief ruled over the valley of the Kinta River.  He received a royalty of 10 percent on all tin found in the district, besides the usual fines and fees.  He had to send 100 baharas of tin anually as a tributary to the Sultan and was given in return a complimentary present of $100 worth of articles for distribution among his “rakyat or people of his constituency”. He was sometimes described as the “peminggang kiri or ruler of the left flank” of Perak because his territories guarded the eastern frontier of the State.  The wife of Panglima Kinta was a To’ Puan; his heir apparent was a To’ Muda.


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