Subramaniam Sathasivam

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Description Datuk Seri Dr. Subramaniam s/o. K.V. Sathasivam (Tamil: சுப்ரமணியம்; born 1 April 1953) is a Malaysian politician of Indian origin and the current Minister of Health in the Malaysian federal cabinet. He served as Deputy President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a major component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) until he sacked by the party President. He is the one of the two full Ministers representing the Malaysian Indian community.Dr Subra, as he is known to many, is a dermatologist by training. He has been the Member of Parliament representing Segamat since 2004. He served as Parliament Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Local Government from 2004 till 2008. He was one of only three MIC candidates who managed to retain their parliamentary seats in the 2008 general elections.Previously, he had been the parliamentary secretary to the Housing and Local Government Minister.Ministerial careerIn 2008 he was appointed Minister for Human Resources. He said his appointment would benefit low-income groups, especially Indians. He also said issues related to Indians and employment was one of the reasons the MIC had been given the human resources portfolio in the Cabinet and he would seek solutions. He said:
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