K. Parthiban

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K. Parthiban
கே. பார்திபன்
Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
for Ijok
In office
28 April 2007 – 13 February 2008
Preceded byK. Sivalingam - BN
Succeeded byAbdul Khalid Ibrahim - PKR
Majority1,850
Personal details
BornKuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
Political partyMIC part of Barisan Nasional
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
OccupationPolitician, teacher

K. Parthiban (Tamil: கே. பார்திபன்) is a Malaysian politician of Indian (specifically Tamil) descent. He is a member of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, and has been the party's Tanjung Karang division secretary since 2002. In 2003, he was appointed as a special officer to the incumbent Tanjung Karang MP, Datuk Noh Omar.[1]

Early life[edit]

Parthiban was born in Ladang Raja Musa, Kuala Selangor district, Selangor. He attended the Seri Kota Teachers' Training College in Kuala Lumpur before enrolling in the University of Malaya, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree and later a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Management.[1]

Parthiban was as a teacher from 1994 to 2006 at various schools in Tanjung Karang and Kuala Selangor prior to entering politics.

Politic career[edit]

On 16 April 2007, despite being a relative novice in politics, Parthiban was chosen as the BN candidate in the 2007 Ijok by-election.[1] Parthiban eventually defeated Khalid Ibrahim of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in a straight fight.

In the 2008 Malaysian general elections, K. Parthiban contested in the N10 Bukit Melawati, Selangor State Legislative Assembly and eventually lost to Muthiah a/l Maria Pillay from PKR by a slim majority of 297 votes.

Election results[edit]

Selangor State Legislative Assembly[2][3]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2007 N11 Ijok, Selangor K. Parthiban (MIC) 5,884 59.33% Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (PKR) 11,731 52.91% 10,052 1,850 81.90%
2008 N10 Bukit Melawati, Selangor Muthiah Maria Pillay (PKR) 4,741 51.62% K. Parthiban (MIC) 4,444 48.38% 9,707 297 75.27%

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Manirajan, R., "EC: Campaigns lack substance", The Sun, 20 April 2007
  2. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  3. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.