Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam

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Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam

சேவியர் ஜயகுமார்
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Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources
In office
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyTengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji
Preceded byMaximus Ongkili (Water)
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (Natural Resources)
Succeeded byShamsul Anuar Nasarah as Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
ConstituencyKuala Langat
Member of the Selangor Executive Council for Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Friendly Government
In office
25 March 2008 – 29 May 2013
Menteri BesarAbdul Khalid Ibrahim
Preceded byLim Thuang Seng (Health)
Kamala Ganapathy (Plantation Workers)
Abd Rahman Palil (Friendly Government)
Succeeded byDaroyah Alwi (Health)
Ganapathi Rao Veraman (Plantation Workers, Poverty and Friendly Government)
ConstituencySeri Andalas
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Langat
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded byAbdullah Sani Abdul Hamid (PKR)
Majority17,112 (2018)
Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
for Seri Andalas
In office
8 May 2008 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byKamalam Annasamy (MICBN)
Succeeded byMat Shuhaimi Shafiei (PKRPH)
Majority10,203 (2008)
15,633 (2013)
Personal details
Xavier Jayakumar s/o Arulanandam

1953 (age 66–67)
Ipoh, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Spouse(s)Shiela Christine Devaraj
ResidenceTaman Sri Andalas, Klang, Selangor[citation needed]
Alma materManipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal

Dato' Dr. Xavier Jayakumar s/o Arulanandam (Tamil: சேவியர் ஜயகுமார், romanized: Cēviyar jayakumār) is a Malaysian politician from the People's Justice Party (PKR) formerly serving as the former Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources of Malaysia. He was sworn in on 2 July 2018 in the presence of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.[1]

Political career[edit]

People's Justice Party[edit]

He is the Vice President of PKR. In the 2018 Malaysian general election, he was appointed as the Pakatan Harapan Election Director for the Selangor state.

Minister of Land, Water and Natural Resources[edit]

He has 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.


He contested in the 2004 Malaysian general election in the Ampang which saw him lose to Barisan Nasional candidate, Rozaidah Talib.

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.

Election results[edit]

Selangor State Legislative Assembly[2][3]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 N49 Seri Andalas, P111 Kota Raja Xavier Jayakumar (PKR-PR) 20,258 66.83% Kamalam Annasamy (MIC-BN) 10,055 33.17% 31,039 10,203 79.93%
2013 N49 Seri Andalas, P111 Kota Raja Xavier Jayakumar (PKR-PR) 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%
Parliament of Malaysia[4][5]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 P099 Ampang, Selangor Xavier Jayakumar (PKR-BA) 13,482 28.87% Rozaidah Talib (UMNO-BN) 33,214 71.13% 47,479 19,732 71.26%
2018 P112 Kuala Langat, Selangor 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%



  1. ^ "Meet Malaysia's new Cabinet of 26 ministers, 23 deputy ministers". 2 July 2018. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Dashboard PRU13". 23 April 2013. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE-12". 6 September 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Dashboard PRU14". pru14.spr.gov.my. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  5. ^ http://result.spr.gov.my/menuutama2.asp. Archived from the original on 1 April 2004. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Ketua Audit Negara dahului senarai 623 penerima kehormatan Kelantan" (in Malay). Bernama. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.