Kesavan Subramaniam

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Kesavan Subramaniam

கேசவன் சுப்ரமணியம்
Member of Parliament of Sungai Siput
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded byMichael Jeyakumar Devaraj (PSM)
Perak State Assemblyman of Hutan Melintang
In office
8 March 2008 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byG Rajoo (BN-MIC)
Succeeded byKhairuddin Tarmizi (BN-UMNO)
Personal details
Kesavan s/o Subramaniam

Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
WebsiteKesavan Subramaniam on Facebook
Kesavan Subramaniam on Parliament of Malaysia

Kesavan s/o Subramaniam (Tamil: கேசவன் சுப்ரமணியம், romanized: Kēcavaṉ cupramaṇiyam) is a Malaysian politician of Indian origin from the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.[1] He currently is a Member of Parliament represents the parliamentary seat of Sungai Siput in Perak.[2][3] He is also formerly the Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly for Hutan Melintang for two terms from 2008 to 2018.[4]


In May 2019, Kesavan was accused of sexual harassment by a woman who claimed to be his former aide in a police report she had lodged.[5][6] However, Kesavan had denied the accusation and her allegation of being his former assistant.[7] Kesavan had counter filed a police report against the woman and claimed it was the woman who had taken advantage of himself and had tried to disrupt his family instead.[8] On 16 July, Indrani Ramasamy who was the alleged PKR Sungai Siput treasurer and parliamentary research officer, filed a defamation suit against Kesavan.[9]

Election Results[edit]

Perak State Legislative Assembly[10][11][12][13][14][15]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 N54 Hutan Melintang Kesavan Subramaniam (PKR) 7,804 53.61% S. Thangesvari (MIC) 6,083 46.39% 14,556 1,721 70.12%
2013 N54 Hutan Melintang Kesavan Subramaniam (PKR) 10,155 49.60% Supramaniam Ramalingam (MIC) 8,915 3.55% 20,472 1,240 83.09%
Azahari Abdullah (BERJASA) 353 1.72%
Mat Sidi Hashim (IND) 413 2.02%
Parliament of Malaysia[11][15][16]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P62 Sungai Siput, Perak Kesavan Subramaniam (PKR) 20,817 48.72% S.K. Devamany (MIC) 15,210 35.60% 42,726 5,607 77.68%
Ishak Ibrahim (PAS) 5,194 13.84%
Michael Jeyakumar (PSM) 1,505 3.52%


  1. ^ Idris, Rohaniza (26 July 2018). "Kekanda Adinda di Dewan Rakyat". Berita Harian. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ "RASMI | P.062 Sungai Siput (Perak): S. Kesavan (PKR) menang - Portal Islam dan Melayu | ISMAWeb". Portal Islam dan Melayu | ISMAWeb. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "YB S. Kesavan @ Vizhuthugal". Kuasa. Astro Ulagam. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ Sylvia Looi (30 November 2010). "Hutan Melintang rep ejected from Perak state assembly". The Star. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Former aide accuses PKR MP of sexual harassment". Free Malaysia Today. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ Martin Carvalho (18 May 2019). "Sg Siput MP denies sexual harassment allegations". The Star. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  7. ^ Emily Jessinta (18 May 2019). "Sungai Siput MP denies sexual harassment allegation". New Straits Times. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  8. ^ JERRY CHOONG (18 May 2019). "Amid brewing controversy, Sungai Siput MP denies sexually harassing woman". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  9. ^ Arfa Yunus, Teh Athira Yusof (20 July 2019). "Former officer files defamation suit against Sungai Siput MP". New Straits Times. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  12. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 May 2013. Results only available for the 2013 election.
  13. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  15. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  16. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.

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