Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. M. Kayveas (Tamil: எம் கேவியஸ், romanized: Em kēviyas; born 29 April 1954) is a Malaysian politician. He is also the President of the People's Progressive Party (MyPPP) and formerly a Special Advisor to the former Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He was formerly a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
24 March 2004 – 13 February 2008
|Preceded by||Kerk Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting (Gerakan-BN)|
|Succeeded by||Nga Kor Ming (DAP-PR)|
|President of People's Progressive Party of Malaysia|
1993 – 14 Jan 2019
|Preceded by||S. I. Rajah|
|Succeeded by||Party dissolved|
29 April 1954
Benta Estate, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Barisan Nasional (until 2018)|
|Children||Marsella Kayveas, Yasheena Kayveas, Mikhaerl Kayveas and Mikhryan Kayveas|
|Alma mater||University of Bucks|
|Occupation||Politician, Flight Attendant|
He was the Member of Parliament for Taiping constituency, until losing in the 2008 Malaysian General Election to Nga Kor Ming a candidate from the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP). Previously, he was a senator in the Malaysian bicameral parliament and a Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government.
Kayveas was born on 29 April 1954, in Benta Estate, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia. He is married to Blanche Olbery, formerly a Malaysian Ambassador to Republic of Finland, and has four children, Marsella Kayveas, Yasheena Kayveas, Mikhaerl Kayveas and Mikhryan Kayveas.
Kayveas was a Flight Attendant with Malaysia Airlines.
In 1993, Kayveas became president of People's Progressive Party (PPP), a component member of the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, and is the longest serving PPP president to date. He was credited for putting the PPP on a strong footing after many years of internal strife within the party. Membership of the PPP in the coalition was suspended from 1988 until 1993. When Kayveas started restructuring the party and brought it back to the coalition in 1994, many old timers who caused the party's internal squabbles wanted to take back the helm and push Kayveas out. However, he emerged victorious and worked on growing the party and regaining its past glory. Today, the PPP is 574,000 strong with a network of over 3700 branches throughout the country. The restructure started with Kayveas himself having a membership card signed by the secretary-general as #000001 and all subsequent cards are personally signed by Kayveas as President himself. It is also understood that the Malaysian Book of Records is notified and it would be registered as the most number of signature of sorts.
Kayveas who was formerly known as K.V.S ( K.V. Supramaniam ) was a born Hindu. Kayveas is a graduate from University of Bucks [Citation Needed], Buckingham England.
Former Deputy MinisterEdit
Kayveas was a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, which is a ministry by itself. Kayveas previous responsibilities as a deputy minister includes:
- Pardon's Board
- Attorney General's Chambers
- Legal Affairs Division
- Legal Aid Bureau
- KL Regional Centre for Arbitration
- Department of Insolvency Malaysia
- Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court
In July 2007, Kayveas was alleged to have mentioned an ultimatum to leave the Barisan Nasional coalition if the ISA is not amended and his party is not given any allocation of seats in the next general election. He later clarified that there was no such thing as an ultimatum but simply stating the PPP's stand and made a 'friendly request' on the seats .
|2013||N55 Pasir Bedamar, P76 Telok Intan||M. Kayveas (PPP)||5,823||23.26%||Terence Naidu (DAP)||18,860||75.35%||25,031||13,037||79.70%|
|2004||P60 Taiping, Perak||M. Kayveas (PPP)||20,129||47.41%||Ong Chee Keng (DAP)||17,957||42.29%||44,821||2,172||68.91%|
|Annah Dorai Pakiri (PKR)||4,371||10.30%|
|2008||M. Kayveas (PPP)||16,800||35.65%||Nga Kor Ming (DAP)||28,098||59.63%||47,123||11,298||71.52%|
Honour of MalaysiaEdit
- "Kayveas: It’s a friendly request"[permanent dead link], The New Straits Times, 30 July 2007.
- "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
- "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 May 2013. Results only available for the 2013 election.
- "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
- "Agong berkenan kurnia darjah kebesaran kepada 38 penerima". Bernama (in Malay). Utusan Borneo. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2019.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
- "Senarai Penerima Kurniaan Panglima Jasa Negara ..." (in Malay). data.gov.my. Retrieved 18 January 2019.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
- "Federal Territory honour's list". The Star. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
- Chief secretary among 256 recipients on FT day Archived 8 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine