|Yang Berhormat Dato'
P. Kamalanathan s/o. P. Panchanathan
|Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education I|
29 July 2015
|Preceded by||Mohd Puad Zarkashi|
|Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Learning II|
16 May 2013 – 28 July 2015
|Preceded by||Mohd Puad Zarkashi (Education)
Saifuddin Abdullah (Higher Learning)
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Hulu Selangor, Selangor
25 April 2010
|Preceded by||Zainal Abidin Ahmad (PKR–PR)|
18 October 1965 |
Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Spouse(s)||Datin Shobana Kamalanathan|
|Residence||Taman Garing, Rawang, Malaysia|
|Profession||Public relations practitioner|
Dato' Kamalanathan s/o. P. Panchanathan (born 18 October 1965) is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Hulu Selangor and the Deputy Minister of Education. He is a member of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) in the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
Kamalanathan was elected to Parliament in April 2010 in a by-election after the death of the incumbent member Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad. The by-election saw the seat shift from Zainal's opposition People's Justice Party to the Barisan Nasional. The MIC had sought to field veteran politician Datuk G. Palanivel, but Barisan Nasional's leaders wanted a lesser-known candidate.
|2010||P94 Hulu Selangor, Selangor||P. Kamalanathan (MIC)||24,997||51.79%||Zaid Ibrahim (PKR)||23,272||48.21%||1,725|
|2013||P. Kamalanathan (MIC)||37,403||50.89%||Khalid Jaafar (PKR)||33,989||46.25%||Radzali Mokhtar (IND)||1,105||1.50%||3,414|
|Edmund Santhara (Ex-CEO of Masterskills) (IND)||999||1.36%|
- "BN Recaptures Hulu Selangor Seat, With Bigger Majority". Bernama. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- "Helping teachers to focus on core role". New Straits Times. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum 13 Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri 2013". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
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