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Former Cabinet Minister of Malaysia Tun S Samy Vellu died at 86

Former Cabinet Minister of Malaysia Tun S Samy Vellu died at 86 – Former Cabinet Minister and first Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee from Malaysia Tun S. Samy Vellu has passed away at the age of 86. Malaysian politician Samy Vellu served as Minister of Works between June 1983 and June 1989 and served for his second term again from May 1995 to March 2008.

  • He also assumed the post of Minister of Energy, Telecommunications from June 1989 to May 1995.
  • Tun Dr S. Samy Vellu also served as the Minister of Works and Public Amenities from September 1979 to June 1983.
  • He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sungai Siput from September 1974 to March 2008.
  • On 1st January 2011, Samy Vellu was appointed as Malaysia’s Special Envoy of Infrastructure to India and Southern Asia.
  • Samy Vellu was the longest-serving MIC president who served for 31 years from 1979.
  • Samy Vellu had also served under three prime ministers during his time in the Cabinet – Hussein Onn, Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

PM condoles the passing away of Tun Dr. S. Samy Vellu, Former Cabinet Minister of Malaysia

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

“Saddened by the passing away of Tun Dr. S. Samy Vellu, Former Cabinet Minister of Malaysia and the first Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee from Malaysia. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Om Shanti.”

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