Gobind Singh Deo
Gobind Singh Deo
ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਓ
|Minister of Communications and Multimedia|
|Assumed office |
21 May 2018
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Deputy||Eddin Syazlee Shith|
|Preceded by||Salleh Said Keruak|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Puchong, Selangor
|Assumed office |
8 March 2008
|Preceded by||Lau Yeng Peng|
Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh
19 June 1973
|Spouse(s)||Sangeeta Kaur Sidhu|
|Relations||Jagdeep Singh Deo (brother) |
Ramkarpal Singh (brother)
|Parents||Karpal Singh |
|Alma mater||University of Warwick (LLB)|
Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh (Punjabi: ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਓ, translit. Gōbida sigha di'ō; born 19 June 1973) is a Malaysian politician, lawyer and currently serving as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. 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. He is the first Sikh in history to be appointed to the Cabinet of Malaysia. 
Gobind was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996, a year after returning from Lincoln's Inn. He was then 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, and also retained his seat at the 2018 election.
Following Pakatan Harapan's victory in the elections over the incumbent Barisan Nasional in 2018, Gobind was appointed Minister of Communication and Multimedia, and was sworn in on 21 May 2018. Gobind is the first Malaysian Sikh cabinet minister.
|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%|
|2018||Gobind Singh Deo (DAP)||60,429||62.66%||Ang Chin Tat (Gerakan)||12,794||13.27%||96,437||47,635||87.47%|
|Mohamad Rosharizan Mohd Rozlan (PAS)||10,255||10.63%|
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