Ramasamy Palanisamy

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Yang Berhomat
Prof. Dr. Ramasamy Palanisamy பேராசிரியர் ராமசாமி
Deputy Chief Minister of Penang, Malaysia
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Governor Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batu Kawan, Penang
In office
2008–2013
Preceded by Huan Cheng Guan (Gerakan - BN)
Succeeded by Kasthuriranni Patto (DAP - PR)
Member of the Penang State Assembly
for Perai
Incumbent
Assumed office
Jun 2013
Personal details
Born Sitiawan
Political party DAP - Pakatan Rakyat
Residence Penang
Occupation Politician

Yang Berhomat Ramasamy Palinasamy Tamil: பேராசிரியர் ராமசாமி is a Malaysian politician and is currently the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Penang. He is also a member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Batu Kawan constituency, and represents the seat of Perai in the Penang State Assembly. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and is a shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.

Ramasamy was elected to the Malaysian Parliament and Penang State Assembly in the 2008 election, defeating former Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon.[1] He became Deputy Chief Minister of Penang after the election, serving under the new Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, making him the first person of Indian origin to hold the post of deputy chief minister in any Malaysian state.[2]

Before entering politics, Ramasamy was a Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, but his employment was terminated in 2005. He later took up teaching positions in Germany and Singapore.[2]

Election results[edit]

Year Parliamentary seat Votes Obtained Majority Ballots Cast Opponent Turnout
2008 P46 Batu Kawan, Penang won by 23,067 9,485 37,289 Koh Tsu Koon (Barisan Nasional - Gerakan) 79%
Year State assembly seat Votes Obtained Majority Ballots Cast Opponent Turnout
2008 N16 Perai, Penang State Assembly won by 7,668 5,176 10,651 Krishnan Letchumanan (Barisan Nasional - MIC) 75%
2013 N16 Perai, Penang State Assembly won by 10,549 7,959 13,465 Krishnan Letchumanan (Barisan Nasional - MIC) 83.90%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Kuppusamy, Baradan (20 March 2008). "Dr P. Ramasamy -- from critic to Penang No. 2". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 21 December 2009. 

Makkal Osai turned Ramasamy’s Apologist