Tanasekharan Autherapady

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Tanasekharan Autherapady
ஔ. தனசேகரன்
Member of the Penang State Assembly
for Bagan Dalam
In office
8 March 2008 – 9 May 2018
Preceded bySubbaiyah Palaniappan (MIC-BN)
Succeeded bySatees Muniandy (DAP-PH)
Majority2,932 (2008), 5,161 (2013)
Personal details
Born1956 (age 62–63)
Kuala Kurau, Perak, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action PartyPakatan Harapan
Alma materUniversity of London

Tanasekharan Autherapady (Tamil: ஔ. தனசேகரன்) is a Malaysian lawyer[1] and politician. He is the former Democratic Action Party (DAP) assemblyman for Bagan Dalam, Penang for two terms from 2008 to 2018.[2][3][4] Tanasekharan was dropped by DAP as a candidate in the 2018 general election.[5]

Tanasekharan is also currently serving as Vice Chairman for Penang Hindu Endowments Board.

Early life[edit]

Tanasekharan was born in Kuala Kurau, Perak and received his primary school education in Wellesley Primary School Penang and secondary education in Penang Free School. Upon completing secondary education, he continued studying for Law in an External Programme with University of London and completed Law Degree in 1982.

Election results[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assembly: N9 Bagan Dalam, P43 Bagan[6][7][8]
Year Government Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Tanasekharan Autherapady (DAP) 7,601 61.90% Subbaiyah Palaniappan (MIC) 4,669 38.10% 12,546 2,932 73.00%
2013 Tanasekharan Autherapady (DAP) 10,253 66.40% Karuppanan Malairaja (MIC) 5,092 33.00% 15,687 5,161 84.30%
Lim Seang Teik (PCM) 76 0.50%
Asoghan Govindaraju (IND) 25 0.10%


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  2. ^ Fuentes, Shane (2014-04-03). "High Court dismisses Ind candidate's application". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  3. ^ ":: iDirektori". Idirektori.penang.gov.my. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  4. ^ "About Me". Thanasekharan.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  5. ^ K. Suthakar and Arnold Loh (21 April 2018). "DAP six face the axe". The Star. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.