The official Blog of YB Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy A/L Palanisamy, Deputy Chief Minister II of Penang State.
About the Author of the Blog
P. Ramasamy s/o Palanisamy (Tamil: இராமசாமி பழனிசாமி; born 10 May 1949) is a Malaysian politician who is currently the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Penang. He is also the former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Batu Kawanconstituency (2008-2013), and currently represents the seat of Perai in the Penang State Legislative Assembly since 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) a component party in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
Ramasamy was elected to the Malaysian Parliament and Penang State Assembly in the 2008 election, defeating former Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon. He became Deputy Chief Minister of Penang after the election, serving under the new Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, making him the first person of Indian origin to hold the post of deputy chief minister in any Malaysian state.
Before entering politics, Ramasamy was a Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), from which he officially retired in May 2005. He later took up teaching positions in Germany and Singapore.