|Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources|
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
|Monarchs||Muhammad V |
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Deputy||Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji|
|Preceded by||Maximus Ongkili (Water) |
Wan Junaidi (Natural Resources)
|Succeeded by||Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (Minister of Energy and Natural Resources) |
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (Minister of Environment and Water)
|Selangor State Executive Councillor |
(Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Friendly Government)
25 March 2008 – 29 May 2013
|Menteri Besar||Abdul Khalid Ibrahim|
|Preceded by||Lim Thuang Seng (Health) |
Kamala Ganapathy (Plantation Workers)
Abd Rahman Palil (Friendly Government)
|Succeeded by||Daroyah Alwi (Health) |
Ganapathi Rao Veraman (Plantation Workers, Poverty and Friendly Government)
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Kuala Langat
9 May 2018 – 19 November 2022
|Preceded by||Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid (PKR)|
|Succeeded by||Ahmad Yunus Hairi (PN–PAS)|
|Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly|
for Seri Andalas
8 May 2008 – 9 May 2018
|Preceded by||Kamalam Annasamy (MIC–BN)|
|Succeeded by||Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei (PKR—PH)|
Xavier Jayakumar s/o Arulanandam
1953 (age 69–70)
Ipoh, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||People's Justice Party (PKR) |
Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM)
|Perikatan Nasional (PN) |
(independent member) (2021-2022)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
|Residence(s)||Taman Sri Andalas, Klang, Selangor|
|Alma mater||Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal|
Xavier Jayakumar s/o Arulanandam (Tamil: சேவியர் ஜெயக்குமார், romanized: Cēviyar Jeyakkumār; born 1953) is a Malaysian politician who served as Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018, to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kuala Langat from May 2018 to November 2022. He was also Selangor State Executive Councillor (EXCO) from March 2008 to May 2013, and member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Seri Andalas from March 2008 to May 2018. He was a former member and vice-president of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the PH opposition coalition.
Minister of Land, Water and Natural Resources
He had proposed to amend the National Land Code passed in 2014 which allows the ownership of land to foreign citizens and companies through Section 433B with the approval of the state government.
On 1 May 2019, Xavier gave himself a rating of seven to eight out of 10 for his performance as the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister in the Pakatan Harapan government, after being in the position for about a year.
On 17 February 2021, a person he described as a fellow party member and "close family friend" was arrested with two others by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in relation to a contract awarded in 2019 under the jurisdiction of his ministry.
People's Justice Party and defection
On 13 March 2021, he suddenly announced that he resigned as both a member and as a party vice-president, citing that he was "extremely frustrated" by the events of the past year. Subsequently, he would become an Independent MP while declaring his full support to Perikatan Nasional's leadership.
On the same day, PKR Member of Parliament Sivarasa Rasiah claimed that Xavier defected due to pressure arising from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's investigation into a contract awarded in 2019 to several people including Xavier's "close family friend" during his tenure as minister.
After losing to grab the Parliamentary seat, he has contested in the Selangor State Assembly seat, Seri Andalas. Fate has sided with him and won the seat in the 2008 Malaysian general election. After winning, he was appointed as a Member of the Selangor State Executive Council.
In the 2013 Malaysian general election, he managed to defend the Seri Andalas seat in a 5-cornered contest.
|2004||Ampang||Xavier Jayakumar (PKR-BA)||13,482||28.87%||Rozaidah Talib (UMNO-BN)||33,214||71.13%||47,479||19,732||71.26%|
|2018||Kuala Langat||Xavier Jayakumar (PKR-PH)||43,239||49.08%||Shahril Sufian Hamdan (UMNO-BN)||26,127||29.66%||89,437||17,112||87.34%|
|Yahya Baba (PAS)||18,731||21.26%|
|2008||Seri Andalas||Xavier Jayakumar (PKR)||20,258||66.83%||Kamalam Annasamy (MIC-BN)||10,055||33.17%||31,039||10,203||79.93%|
|2013||Xavier Jayakumar (PKR)||31,491||64.43%||Mohan Thangarasu (MIC-BN)||15,858||32.45%||49,552||15,633||87.30%|
|Hanafiah Husin (IND)||871||1.78%||75.24%|
|Uthayakumar Ponnusamy (IND)||614||1.26%|
|Kottappan Suppaiah (IND)||41||0.08%|
Honour of Malaysia
- Kelantan :
- "A New Committee for the Indian Community!" - YB Dr. Xavier". astroulagam.com.my. Astro (television). 11 June 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
- "Meet Malaysia's new Cabinet of 26 ministers, 23 deputy ministers". 2 July 2018. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018.
- Ida Nadirah Ibrahim (1 May 2019). "Water, land and resources minister rates himself 7/10 in Pakatan's first-year report card". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
- Rajvinder Singh (18 February 2021). "MACC arrest Perak PKR deputy chairman and two company directors". theSun. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
- Wani Muthiah (13 March 2021). "Kuala Langat MP Xavier Jayakumar leaves PKR". The Star. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
- R. Loheswar (13 March 2021). "Sivarasa: PKR's Dr Xavier wouldn't have resigned if not for MACC probe targeted at him". Malay Mail. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
- "Dashboard PRU14". pru14.spr.gov.my. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
- "Penamaan Calon: Keputusan Pilihan Raya". Archived from the original on 1 April 2004.
- "Dashboard PRU13". 23 April 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2018.[dead link]
- "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE-12". 6 September 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2018.[dead link]
- "Ketua Audit Negara dahului senarai 623 penerima kehormatan Kelantan" (in Malay). Bernama. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.