Gobind Singh Deo

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For the Sikh religious leader, see Guru Gobind Singh.
In this Indian name, the name Karpal Singh is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Gobind Singh Deo.
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Gobind Singh Deo
MP
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Puchong, Selangor
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Lau Yeng Peng
Majority 12,593
Personal details
Born Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh
(1973-06-19) 19 June 1973 (age 43)
Penang, Malaysia
Political party Democratic Action PartyPakatan Rakyat
Spouse(s) Sangeeta Kaur Sidhu
Relations Jagdeep Singh Deo (brother)
Ramkarpal Singh (brother)
Children Jaydn
Keeshan
Kayden
Parents Karpal Singh
Gurmit Kaur
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Sikhism
Website gobindsinghdeo.com

Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh (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".[1] 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.[2] He was re-elected to Parliament, with an increased margin, at the 2013 election.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P103 Puchong, Selangor[3]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government 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%

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thenutgraph.com/theres-no-democracy-in-parliament/
  2. ^ "Federal Court orders Parliament to pay Gobind's salary". The Malaysian Insider. 3 November 2014. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010.  Results only available from the 2004 election.