|Yang Berhormat Prof. Dr.
|Deputy Chief Minister of Penang, Malaysia|
|Governor||Abdul Rahman Abbas|
|Chief Minister||Lim Guan Eng|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batu Kawan, Penang
|Preceded by||Huan Cheng Guan (Gerakan – BN)|
|Succeeded by||Kasthuriranni Patto (DAP – PR)|
|Member of the Penang State Assembly
|Preceded by||Rajapathy Kuppusamy (MIC – BN|
10 May 1949 |
Sitiawan, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||DAP – Pakatan Rakyat|
|Alma mater||Indiana University
University of Malaya
Prof. Dr. Ramasamy Palanisamy (Tamil: பேராசிரியர் ராமசாமி; born 10 May 1949) 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. 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.
|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%|
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