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The British colonial official J.W.W. Birch, who had been sent to take up the position of the first British Resident in Perak, was assassinated at Pasir Salak as the result of a conspiracy involving the local chiefs Dato Maharaja Lela and Sepuntum. The British responded to Birch's assassination with a military intervention during the Perak War.
Today, Pasir Salak is also the name of the parliamentary constituency.
- J.W.W Birch Memorial
- Pasir Salak Mosque
- Kutai Traditional House (Rumah Kutai)
- Makam Sepuntum
- Dato Maharaja Lela Memorial
- Birch's murder site
- Pasir Salak historical tunnel
- Perak's Menteri Besar Gallery
- Pasir Salak Resort