|Yang Berhormat Prof. Dr.
|Deputy Chief Minister 2 of Penang, Malaysia|
|Governor||Abdul Rahman Abbas|
|Chief Minister||Lim Guan Eng|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batu Kawan, Penang
|Preceded by||Huan Cheng Guan (Gerakan – BN)|
|Succeeded by||Kasthuriraani Patto (DAP – PR)|
|Member of the Penang State Assembly
|Preceded by||Rajapathy Kuppusamy (MIC – BN|
|Deputy Secretary General (Democratic Action Party)|
|Born||P. Ramasamy s/o Palanisamy
10 May 1949
Sitiawan, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||Democratic Action Party (DAP)|
|Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
|Alma mater||Indiana University
University of Malaya
P. Ramasamy s/o Palanisamy (Tamil: இராமசாமி பழனிசாமி; born 10 May 1949) is a Malaysian politician who is currently the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Penang. He is also the former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Batu Kawan constituency (2008-2013), and currently represents the seat of Perai in the Penang State Legislative Assembly since 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) a component party in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
Ramasamy was elected to the Malaysian Parliament and Penang State Assembly in the 2008 election, defeating former Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon. He became Deputy Chief Minister of Penang after the election, serving under the new Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, making him the first person of Indian origin to hold the post of deputy chief minister in any Malaysian state.
Before entering politics, Ramasamy was a Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), from which he officially retired in May 2005. He later took up teaching positions in Germany and Singapore.
In April 2015, he called the Salafi Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, " Satan", and accused him of making speeches "designed to promote hatred of other faiths." His office in the Malaysian state of Penang was subsequently bombed with a petrol explosive.
|2008||P46 Batu Kawan, Penang||P. Ramasamy (DAP)||23,067||62.94%||Koh Tsu Koon (Gerakan)||13,582||37.06%||37,292||9,485||78.71%|
|2008||N16 Perai, P46 Batu Kawan, Penang||P. Ramasamy (DAP)||7,668||71.99%||Krishnan Letchumanan (MIC)||2,590||24.32%||10,651||5,176||75.14%|
|Ulaganathan a/l K.A.P Ramasamy (IND)||311||2.92%|
|2013||P. Ramasamy (DAP)||10,549||78.29%||Krishnan Letchumanan (MIC)||2,590||19.22%||13,474||7,959||83.90%|
|Muhammad Ridhwan bin Sulaiman (IND)||184||1.37%|
- "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- Kuppusamy, Baradan (20 March 2008). "Dr P. Ramasamy – from critic to Penang No. 2". The Star. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
- Hindustan Times: "Malaysia leader Ramasamy’s office attacked for comment on Zakir Naik as ‘Satan’" April 12, 2016
- News Pakistan: "Malaysian politician calls Zakir Naik ‘Satan’; Faces repercussions" By Fatima Arshad April 12, 2016
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 5 May 2014. Results only available from the 2004 election.
- "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum. Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
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