In common with most of the states in the Malay Peninsula during that time, Kiu-Li was in contact with Funan.
The Chinese records mention that an embassy sent to Funan by the Indian King Murunda sailed from Kiu-Li's port (between 240-245 CE).
; Jawi: ڤهڠ), officially Pahang Darul Makmur with the Arabic honorific Darul Makmur (Jawi: دار المعمور, "The Abode of Tranquility") is a sultanate and a federal state of Malaysia.
With an area of 35,840 square kilometres, it is the third largest Malaysian state and the largest in Peninsular Malaysia.
The early iron civilisation in Pahang that began around the beginning of Common Era is associated by prehistorians with the late neolithic culture.
Murunda presented tot the Funanese King Fan Chang four horses from the Yuetshi (Kushan) stud farms.
By the middle of the 5th century, a polity suggestive as ancient Pahang, was described in the Book of Song as Pohuang or Panhuang (婆皇).
The king of Pohuang, She-li- Po-luo-ba-mo ('Sri Bhadravarman') was recorded to have sent an envoy to the Liu Song court in 449-450.
In 456-457, another envoy of the same country arrived at the Chinese capital, Jiankang.