|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||Kasthuriranni 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||DAP – Pakatan Harapan|
|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 a member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Batu Kawan constituency, and represents the seat of Perai in the Penang State Assembly. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and is a shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition 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, 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.
|Year||Parliamentary seat||Votes Obtained||Majority||Ballots Cast||Opponent||Turnout|
|2008||P46 Batu Kawan, Penang||won by 23,067||9,485||37,289||Koh Tsu Koon (Barisan Nasional – Gerakan)||79%|
|Year||State assembly seat||Votes Obtained||Majority||Ballots Cast||Opponent||Turnout|
|2008||N16 Perai, Penang State Assembly||won by 7,668||5,176||10,651||Krishnan Letchumanan (Barisan Nasional – MIC)||75%|
|2013||N16 Perai, Penang State Assembly||won by 10,549||7,959||13,465||Krishnan Letchumanan (Barisan Nasional – MIC)||83.90%|
- "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.
- Hindustani 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
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