Ethnic Indians in the Dewan Rakyat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

There have been 65 ethnic Indians in the Dewan Rakyat since the establishment of the Parliament of Malaysia. As of 2018, there are 16 representatives, or 7.21% of the body.

There is currently one ethnic Indian woman representative in the Dewan Rakyat, Kasthuriraani Patto. The youngest representative elected in parliament at 22 years of age, Prabakaran Parameswaran is also ethnic Indian.[1]

D.P. Vijandran (BN-MIC) is the sole Malaysian Indian legislator to hold the post of Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat from 18 October 1986 to 23 February 1990.

List of members of Indian origin[edit]

This is a complete list of ethnic Indians who have served as members of the Dewan Rakyat, ordered by seniority. This list includes ethnic Indians who served in the past and who continue to serve in the present.[2][3]

Party Member Federal Constituency Year elected Year left
Socialist Front (Lab) Veerappen Veerathan Seberang Selatan 1959 1964
Gerakan 1971 1974
Alliance (MIC) V. T. Sambanthan Sungei Siput 1959 1974
PPP D. R. Seenivasagam Ipoh 1959 1971
PPP S. P. Seenivasagam Menglembu 1959 1974
Socialist Front (Lab) V. David Bungsar 1959 1964
Gerakan Dato' Kramat 1971 1974
DAP Damansara 1978 1982
Puchong 1986 1995
` Socialist Front(Ra'ayat) Karam Singh Veriah Damansara 1959 1964
Alliance (MIC) V. Manickavasagam Klang 1959 1974
BN (MIC) Pelabuhan Kelang 1974 1979
Alliance (MIC) T. Mahima Singh Port Dickson 1959 1971
PAP S. Rajaratnam Nominated member 1959 1965
PAP Devan Nair Bungsar 1964 1969
DAP
DAP Peter Paul Dason Penang Utara 1971 1974
Bukit Bendera 1978 1982
Bayan Baru 1986 1990
Gerakan Thomas Gabriel Selvaraj Penang Selatan 1971 1974
PPP R. C. Mahadeva Rayan Ipoh 1971 1974
DAP Soorian Arjunan Port Dickson 1971 1974
DAP Sinnathamby Seevaratnam Seremban Barat 1971 1974
BN (Gerakan) Rasiah Rajasingam Jelutong 1974 1978
BN (MIC) Samy Vellu Sungei Siput 1974 2008
BN (MIC) Subramaniam Sinniah Damansara 1974 1978
Segamat 1982 2004
Hulu Selangor 1986 1990
BN (MIC) K. Pathmanaban Telok Kemang 1974 1990
DAP Karpal Singh Jelutong 1978 1999
Bukit Gelugor 2004 2013
DAP P. Patto Menglembu 1978 1982
Ipoh 1986 1990
Bagan 1995 1995
BN (MIC) V. Govindaraj Pelabuhan Kelang 1978 1986
BN (MIC) M. G. Pandithan Tapah 1986 1990
BN (MIC) D. P. Vijandran Kapar 1986 1990
BN (Gerakan) Dominic Joseph Puthucheary Nibong Tebal 1990 1995
BN (MIC) K. Kumaran Tapah 1990 1999
BN (MIC) Palanivel Govindasamy Hulu Selangor 1990 2008
Cameron Highlands 2013 2018
BN (MIC) M. Mahalingam Kapar 1990 1995
Subang 1995 1999
BN (MIC) T. Marimuthu Telok Kemang 1990 1995
DAP M. Kulasegaran Telok Intan 1997 1999
Ipoh Barat 2004 Serving
BN (MIC) G. Leelavathi Kapar 1995 1999
BN (MIC) L. Krishnan Telok Kemang 1995 1999
BN (MIC) S. Veerasingam Tapah 1999 2008
BN (MIC) Karnail Singh Nijhar Subang 1999 2008
BN (MIC) P. Komala Devi Kapar 1999 2008
BN (MIC) S. A. Anpalagan Telok Kemang 1999 2000
BN (MIC) S. Sothinathan Telok Kemang 2000 2008
BN (PPP) M. Kayveas Taiping 2004 2008
BN (MIC) Devamany S. Krishnasamy Cameron Highlands 2004 2008
BN (MIC) S. Vigneswaran M. Sanasee Kota Raja 2004 2008
BN (MIC) Subramaniam Sathasivam Segamat 2004 2018
IND N Gobalakrishnan Padang Serai 2008 2013
DAP Ramasamy Palanisamy Batu Kawan 2008 2013
PSM Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj Sungai Siput 2008 2018
BN (MIC) Saravanan Murugan Tapah 2008 Serving
DAP M. Manogaran Telok Intan 2008 2013
DAP Gobind Singh Deo Puchong 2008 Serving
PKR Sivarasa K. Rasiah Subang 2008 2018
Sungai Buloh 2018 Serving
PKR S. Manikavasagam Kapar 2008 2013
DAP Charles Santiago Klang 2008 Serving
DAP John Fernandez Seremban 2008 2013
BN (MIC) Kamalanathan Panchanathan Hulu Selangor 2010 2018
PKR Surendran Nagarajan Padang Serai 2013 2018
DAP Kasthuriraani Patto Batu Kawan 2013 Serving
DAP Ramkarpal Singh Bukit Gelugor 2013 Serving
DAP V. Sivakumar Batu Gajah 2013 Serving
PKR G. Manivannan Kapar 2013 2018
PKR Karuppaiya Muthusamy Padang Serai 2018 Serving
DAP Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer Rajaji Rayer Jelutong 2018 Serving
PKR Kesavan Subramaniam Sungai Siput 2018 Serving
BN (MIC) Sivarraajh Chandran Cameron Highlands 2018 Serving
PKR Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam Kuala Langat 2018 Serving
PKR Prabakaran Parameswaran Batu 2018 Serving
PKR Danyal Balagopal Abdullah Port Dickson 2018 Resigned
PKR Edmund Santhara Kumar Ramanaidu Segamat 2018 Serving

Number of ethnic Indians in the Dewan Rakyat[edit]

Parliament Number of

ethnic Indian members

Percentage of

ethnic Indian members

Total members

(including other ethnic)

1st 9 8.65% 104
1st(after 1963) 9 5.66% 159
2nd 7 4.40% 159
2nd(after 1965) 6 4.17% 144
3rd 10 6.94% 144
4th 6 3.90% 154
5th 7 4.55% 154
6th 4 2.60% 154
7th 7 3.95% 177
8th 10 5.56% 180
9th 7 3.65% 192
10th 8 4.15% 193
11th 12 5.48% 219
12th 12 5.41% 222
13th 13 5.86% 222
14th 16 7.21% 222

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M'sian Indians have voted for multiracial parties to represent them - what's next?". Malaysiakini. 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  2. ^ "Representatives List of Members". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  3. ^ "Representatives Archive List of Members". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-08-04.