Gobind Singh Deo
|Yang Berhormat Tuan
Gobind Singh Deo
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Puchong, Selangor
8 March 2008
|Preceded by||Lau Yeng Peng|
19 June 1973 |
|Political party||Democratic Action Party – Pakatan Rakyat|
|Spouse(s)||Sangeeta Kaur Sidhu|
|Relations||Jagdeep Singh Deo (brother)
Ramkarpal Singh (brother)
Gobind Singh Deo (born 19 June 1973) is a prominent Malaysian lawyer and politician and the Member of Parliament for Puchong, Selangor. He is also the national legal bureau secretary of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). He is dubbed the "little lion of Puchong". He is the son of the DAP politician and lawyer Karpal Singh. His brothers, Ramkarpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Deo, are also DAP politicians.
Gobind was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996, a year after returning from Lincoln's Inn. He was elected to Parliament at the 2008 election, unseating the Barisan Nasional incumbent Lau Yeng Peng amid a significant swing to the opposition in Selangor. In 2009 he was suspended from Parliament for 12 months for calling the Prime Minister, Najib Razak, a "murderer" in a parliamentary debate and insulting the deputy speaker. He later won a legal challenge seeking to be paid his normal remuneration for his period of suspension. He was re-elected to Parliament, with an increased margin, at the 2013 election.
|Year||Pakatan Rakyat||Votes||Pct||Barisan Nasional||Votes||Pct||Ballots cast||Majority||Turnout|
|2008||Gobind Singh Deo (DAP)||35,079||59.14%||Lau Yeng Peng (Gerakan)||15,107||25.47%||59,317||19,972||78.44%|
|2013||Gobind Singh Deo (DAP)||62,938||66.69%||A. Kohilan Pillay (Gerakan)||30,136||31.93%||94,367||32,802||88.19%|
- "Federal Court orders Parliament to pay Gobind’s salary". The Malaysian Insider. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
- "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 3 January 2010. Results only available from the 2004 election.
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