MIC President Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu lost the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat
Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, whose full name is Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu (Tamil: சாமிவேலு சங்கிலிமுத்து) (born March 8, 1936), is the longest serving president of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) . He has held the position since 1979, for 10 consecutive terms.
He is also the Works Minister of Malaysia and also the longest serving minister in the Cabinet of Malaysia. He is the only Malaysian Indian minister and the representative of the ethnic Indian community in the Malaysian cabinet.
Datuk S. Samy Vellu had lost his long-time sungai Siput parliamentary seat in the 12th Malaysia General Election which falls on his 72nd birthday.
Samy Vellu booed and jeered?
This SMS was sent to me at 10.56 pm last night:
“d crowd jeered loudly at semi value (samy vellu) at ‘d atta 100 vagai’ at PISA in penang just now (22/12). d crowd booed loudly when DJ announced samy vellu’s presence. d ‘BOO’ was so loud dat no one heard anything. Within 2-3 mins he moved back 2 d stage. A very gd lesson 4 d spineless… I’m here in PISA. samy has left d arena.”
read more from Lim Kit Siang’s Blog.
Kuala Lumpur (PTI): Samy Vellu, the lone ethnic Indian minister in the Malaysian government on Saturday suffered a shocking defeat on his birthday, losing his parliamentary seat after winning it for eight terms.
Vellu, chief of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), turned 72 on Saturday and was the Works Minister in Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s Cabinet.
An official announcement on Vellu losing from his Sungei Siput parliamentary seat in Perak state has not been announced by the Election Commission as yet.
Vellu lost to opposition Partiso Sialis Malaysia (PSM) candidate Dr D Jeyakumar, whom the ethnic Indian had defeated in the 2004 polls.
Vellu had earned the ire of the Indian community for deriding the protests led by NGO Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) against alleged racial discrimination since November last year.
BAHAGIAN PILIHAN RAYA NAMA CALON PARTI BILANGAN UNDI
P.62-SUNGAI SIPUT S. SAMY VELLU A/L SANGALIMUTHU BN 14,637
NOR RIZAN BIN OON BEBAS 864
MICHAEL JEYAKUMAR DEVARAJ PKR 16,458
JUMLAH PEMILIH : 47,424
KERTAS UNDI DITOLAK : 1,001
KERTAS UNDI DIKELUARKAN : 33,154
KERTAS UNDI TIDAK DIKEMBALIKAN : 194
PERATUSAN PENGUNDIAN : 69.91%
MAJORITI : 1,821
Oohhh Samy Vellu lost… Happy? What’s ur comment?