|Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr.
|9th President of the Malaysian Indian Congress|
25 June 2015
|Preceded by||Palanivel Govindasamy|
|Malaysian Minister of Health|
16 May 2013
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Preceded by||Liow Tiong Lai (MCA)|
|Malaysian Minister of Human Resources|
18 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
|Prime Minister||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
|Preceded by||Fong Chan Onn (MCA)|
|Succeeded by||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
21 March 2004
|Preceded by||Subramaniam Sinniah|
|Born||Subramaniam s/o K. V. Sathasivam
1 April 1953
|Political party||Malaysian Indian Congress|
|Alma mater||University of Singapore|
Datuk Seri Dr. Subramaniam s/o. K. V. Sathasivam (Tamil: சுப்ரமணியம்; born 1 April 1953) is a Malaysian politician of Indian origin and the current Minister of Health in the Malaysian federal cabinet. He served as Deputy President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a major component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) until he was sacked by the party President. He is the one of the two full Ministers representing the Malaysian Indian community.
Dr Subra, as he is known to many, is a dermatologist by training. He has been the Member of Parliament representing Segamat since 2004. He served as Parliament Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Local Government from 2004 till 2008. He was one of only three MIC candidates who managed to retain their parliamentary seats in the 2008 general elections.
Previously, he had been the parliamentary secretary to the Housing and Local Government Minister.
In 2008 he was appointed Minister for Human Resources. He said his appointment would benefit low-income groups, especially Indians. He also said issues related to Indians and employment was one of the reasons the MIC had been given the human resources portfolio in the Cabinet and he would seek solutions. He said:
The Prime Minister (Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) is hopeful that issues related to unemployment, low numbers enrolled in skills' training institutes and the plight of estate workers among the Indian community can be effectively addressed through the ministry
He served as Human Resource Minister from 18 March 2008 until 5 May 2013.
|2004||Subramaniam Sathasivam (MIC)||17,953||63%||Pang Hok Liong (DAP)||10,144||36%|
|2008||Subramaniam Sathasivam (MIC)||15,921||55%||Pang Hok Liong (DAP)||12,930||44%|
|2013||Subramaniam Sathasivam (MIC)||20,037||51.6%||Chua Jui Meng (PKR)||18,820||48.4%|
- MIC president suspends deputy, senior leaders, 16 Jun 2015, 16 Jun 2015
- Subra gets down to work, The Star, 22 March 2008.
- "Dermatologists". Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia. Dermatological Society of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- Boost for Indian community, The Star, 19 March 2008.
- "New Health Minister Subramaniam wants to focus on early detection and prevention of diseases". Bernama. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties.
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