PETALING JAYA: Former MIC president S Samy Vellu has handed away.
“It’s with nice unhappiness and a heavy coronary heart that I obtained the tragic information of the demise of Tun Samy Vellu, the previous MIC president and a legendary minister within the Malaysian Cupboard, from his son, Vell Paari,” stated former MIC president Dr S Subramaniam in a Fb put up.
“To many people, he was the last word mentor.”
Samy Vellu, who was 86, was the Sungai Siput MP from 1974 to 2008 and served as works minister from 1979 to 1989. He was the vitality, telecommunications and posts minister from 1989 to 1995 earlier than taking up the works ministry as soon as once more from 1995 to 2008.
He was the longest-serving MIC president after holding the place for 31 years from 1979. Samy Vellu served underneath three prime ministers throughout his time within the Cupboard – Hussein Onn, Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
He was additionally one of many longest-serving ministers, having been within the Cupboard for 29 years.
His former press secretary, E Sivabalan, stated those that want to pay their final respects might achieve this from 2pm at Samy Vellu’s residence at 19, Lengkongan Vethavanam, Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur.
The cortege will depart at 3pm tomorrow and arrive on the DBKL crematorium in Cheras at 4pm, he stated in an announcement.