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.

M Kayveas
எம் கேவியஸ்
Tan Sri M Kayveas.jpg
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Taiping
In office
24 March 2004 – 13 February 2008
Preceded byKerk Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting (Gerakan-BN)
Succeeded byNga Kor Ming (DAP-PR)
Majority2,172 (2004)
President of People's Progressive Party of Malaysia
In office
Preceded byS. I. Rajah
Succeeded byMaglin Dennis D'Cruz
Personal details
Born (1954-04-29) 29 April 1954 (age 67)
Benta Estate, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyMyPPP
Other political
Barisan Nasional (until 2018)
Spouse(s)Blanche Olbery
ChildrenMarsella Kayveas, Yasheena Kayveas, Mikhaerl Kayveas and Mikhryan Kayveas
ResidenceKuala Lumpur
Alma materUniversity of Buckingham
OccupationPolitician, 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Kayveas who was formerly known as K.V.S ( K.V. Supramaniam ) was a born Hindu. Kayveas is a graduate from University of Buckingham,[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
  • AmanahRaya
  • 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 .[1]

Election resultsEdit

Perak State Legislative Assembly[2][3][4][5]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
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%
Parliament of Malaysia[6][2]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
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


  1. ^ "Kayveas: It’s a friendly request"[permanent dead link], The New Straits Times, 30 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  8. ^ "Agong berkenan kurnia darjah kebesaran kepada 38 penerima". Bernama (in Malay). Utusan Borneo. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Senarai Penerima Kurniaan Panglima Jasa Negara ..." (in Malay). data.gov.my. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Federal Territory honour's list". The Star. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  11. ^ Chief secretary among 256 recipients on FT day Archived 8 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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