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Samy Vellu

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S. Samy Vellu

ச. சாமிவேலு
Samy Vellu in 2004
Minister of Works[a]
In office
8 May 1995 – 18 March 2008
MonarchJa'afar
Salahuddin
Sirajuddin
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyRailey Jeffrey (1995–1999)
Mohamed Khaled Nordin (1999–2004)
Mohd Zin Mohamed (2004–2008)
Preceded byLeo Moggie Irok
Succeeded byMohd Zin Mohamed
ConstituencySungai Siput
In office
15 September 1979 – 15 June 1989
MonarchAhmad Shah
Iskandar
Azlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyClarence E. Mansul (1979–1981)
Nik Hussein Wan Abdul Rahman (1981–1983)
Zainal Abidin Zin (1983–1986)
Mustaffa Mohammad (1986–1987)
Luhat Wan (1987–1989)
Preceded byLee San Choon
Succeeded byLeo Moggie Irok
ConstituencySungai Siput
Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts
In office
15 June 1989 – 7 May 1995
MonarchAzlan Shah
Ja'afar
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyAbdul Ghani Othman (1989–1990)
Tajol Rosli Mohd Ghazali (1990–1995)
Preceded byLeo Moggie Irok
Succeeded byLeo Moggie Irok as Minister of Energy, Communications and Multimedia
ConstituencySungai Siput
7th President of Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
In office
12 October 1979 – 6 December 2010
DeputySubramaniam Sinniah (1979-2006)
G. Palanivel (2006-2010)
Preceded byV. Manickavasagam
Succeeded byG. Palanivel
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sungai Siput
In office
16 September 1974 – 8 March 2008
Preceded byV. T. Sambanthan (MIC)
Succeeded byMichael Jeyakumar (PSM)
Majority644 (1974)
5,141 (1978)
7,897 (1982)
4,436 (1986)
1,763 (1990)
15,610 (1995)
5,259 (1999)
10,349 (2004)
Personal details
Born
Samy Vellu s/o Sangalimuthu

(1936-03-08)8 March 1936
Kluang, Johor, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died15 September 2022(2022-09-15) (aged 86)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyMalaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Spouse(s)Indrani Samy Vellu
Children1
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionArchitect

Tun Samy Vellu s/o Sangalimuthu (Tamil: சாமிவேலு சங்கிலிமுத்து, romanized: Cāmivēlu Caṅkilimuttu; 8 March 1936 – 15 September 2022)[1] was a Malaysian politician. He was the Minister of Works from June 1983 to June 1989 and again from May 1995 to March 2008. He was also the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts from June 1989 to May 1995 and Minister of Works and Public Amenities from September 1979 to June 1983.

He was a Member of Parliament from September 1974 to March 2008. In December 2010, he announced his retirement from politics.[2]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Minister of Works and Public Amenities (1979–1983)

References[change | change source]

  1. Former Malaysian minister Samy Vellu dies, aged 86
  2. Narayanan, Bernice (2010). A Life, a Legend, a Legacy: Dato' Seri S. Samy Vellu. BN Communications. p. 200. ISBN 9789834150563.