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 Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu

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Birth
Johor, Malaysia
Death
15 Sep 2022 (aged 86)
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Cremated at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Crematorium in Cheras.
Memorial ID
243694962 View Source

Politician. He served as 7th President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) from 1979 to 2010. He also served in several positions, including the Minister of Works (1983 - 1989, 1995 - 2008), Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts (1989 - 1995), and a Member of Parliament for Sungai Siput from 1974 to 2008. His political career began in 1959, when he joined the Batu Caves MIC branch. He was then elected a Selangor MIC committee member and later, the head of the party. In 1963, during the conflict with Malaysia and Indonesia, he made headline news by pulling down the Pancasila symbol at the Indonesian embassy and raising the Malaysian flag, after Indonesian citizens had burnt the Malayan embassy in Medan, Indonesia. In 2011, he was appointed Malaysia's Special Envoy of Infrastructure to India and Southern Asia. He served in the position until 2018, when it was terminated by the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. He is the longest-serving MIC president and one of the longest-serving Malaysian Cabinet ministers for 29 years.

Politician. He served as 7th President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) from 1979 to 2010. He also served in several positions, including the Minister of Works (1983 - 1989, 1995 - 2008), Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts (1989 - 1995), and a Member of Parliament for Sungai Siput from 1974 to 2008. His political career began in 1959, when he joined the Batu Caves MIC branch. He was then elected a Selangor MIC committee member and later, the head of the party. In 1963, during the conflict with Malaysia and Indonesia, he made headline news by pulling down the Pancasila symbol at the Indonesian embassy and raising the Malaysian flag, after Indonesian citizens had burnt the Malayan embassy in Medan, Indonesia. In 2011, he was appointed Malaysia's Special Envoy of Infrastructure to India and Southern Asia. He served in the position until 2018, when it was terminated by the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. He is the longest-serving MIC president and one of the longest-serving Malaysian Cabinet ministers for 29 years.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/243694962/samy_vellu-sangalimuthu: accessed ), memorial page for Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu (8 Mar 1936–15 Sep 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 243694962, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, who reports a Cremated at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Crematorium in Cheras..