|Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly|
28 April 2007 – 13 February 2008
|Preceded by||K. Sivalingam - BN|
|Succeeded by||Abdul Khalid Ibrahim - PKR|
|Born||Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Political party||MIC part of Barisan Nasional|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
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.
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.
On 16 April 2007, despite being a relative novice in politics, Parthiban was chosen as the BN candidate in the 2007 Ijok by-election. 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.
|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
- Manirajan, R., "EC: Campaigns lack substance", The Sun, 20 April 2007
- "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.
- "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
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