Saravanan Murugan

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M. Saravanan

மு. சரவணன்
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterKhairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
Preceded by1. Razali Ibrahim
2. Gan Ping Sieu
Succeeded bySteven Sim
ConstituencyTapah
Deputy Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing
In office
19 March 2008 – 15 May 2013
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
MinisterZulhasnan Rafique (2008-2009)
Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (2009-2013)
Preceded byAbu Seman Yusop
Succeeded byHalimah Mohamed Sadique
ConstituencyTapah
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tapah
Assumed office
March 2008
Preceded byVeerasingam Suppiah (MICBN)
Majority3,020 (2008)
7,927 (2013)
614 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Saravanan s/o Murugan

(1968-02-04) 4 February 1968 (age 50)
Selangor, Malaysia
Political partyMalaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Kavitha Vivekanandan[1]
OccupationPolitician
Websitemsaravanan68.blogspot.com

Datuk Seri Saravanan s/o Murugan (Tamil: மு. சரவணன், translit. Mu. Caravaṇaṉ; born 4 February 1968) commonly referred to as M. Saravanan, is the member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Tapah constituency in Perak. He is a member of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and was the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports in the Barisan Nasional coalition government of Najib Tun Razak.[2]

Before being elected to the Dewan Rakyat (the lower house of Malaysia's Parliament), Saravanan was a Senator.[3] In the 2008 general election, he contested the seat of Tapah and won, defeating a People's Justice Party (PKR) candidate. The MIC suffered widespread losses at the election, leaving Saravanan as one of only three MIC members in the Dewan Rakyat.[4] Despite his party's reduced presence in Parliament and the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, Saravanan was appointed as a Deputy Minister.[5]

Within the MIC, Saravanan is seen as an ally of its President Samy Vellu, being elected as a vice-president of the MIC on Vellu's ticket[6] and defending Vellu from opposition attacks.[7] However he lost in the party re-election close fight for the position of Deputy President in 2015 to another MIC Vice-President, S. K. Devamany.[8][9][10]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P72 Tapah, Perak[11][12][13][14]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 M. Saravanan (MIC) 14,084 52.53% Tan Seng Toh (PKR) 11,064 41.27% 26,811 3,020 70.12%
2013 M. Saravanan (MIC) 20,670 55.91% K. Vasantha Kumar (PKR) 12,743 34.48% 36,957 7,927 81.30%
Shaharuzzaman Bistamam (BERJASA) 2,053 5.56%
Ridzuan Bani (IND) 337 0.91%
2018 M. Saravanan (MIC) 16,086 44.47% Mohd Azni Mohd Ali (PKR) 15,472 42.77% 37,113 614 78.75%
Norazli Musa (PAS) 4,615 12.76%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Court Allows Saravanan To Strike Out Former Business Partner's Application". Bernama. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  2. ^ "M. Saravanan, Y.B. Datuk" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  3. ^ "All made it – except for one". The Star (Malaysia). 11 May 2003. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  4. ^ Retna, S. (9 March 2008). "End For Samy Vellu's Legacy After Historic Loss at Sg Siput". Bernama. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  5. ^ "4 ethnic Indians in new Malaysian cabinet". PTI. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Vote for the President's Men, Says Samy Vellu". Bernama. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  7. ^ Retna, S. (27 December 2008). "Saravanan Slams Karpal, Defends Samy Vellu". Bernama. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Saravanan loses race for MIC No 2". Malaysiakini. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ KHOO, SIMON (6 November 2015). "Devamany is new MIC deputy president". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Devamany beats Saravanan in race for MIC deputy president". The Malay Mail. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  13. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 6 January 2010..
  14. ^ "2013 Malaysia General Election NEGERI PERAK P72 Tapah". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 May 2013. Results only available for the 2013 election.
  15. ^ "Some 320 individuals awarded in conjunction with Federal Territories Day". L. Suganya. The Star. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  16. ^ "370 dapat pingat sempena Hari Wilayah". Irwan Shafrizan Ismail (in Malay). Berita Harian. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.