YANG AMAT BERBAHAGIA TUN S. SAMY VELLU
SSM, SPMJ, SPMP, DPMS, SSAP PNBS, SUMW
CHANCELLOR, AIMST UNIVERSITY
Former President of Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) & Chairman of Maju Institute of Educational Development (M.I.E.D), YBhg. Tun is an icon, and he does indeed epitomize what every Malaysian Indian should strive to achieve. YBhg. Tun entry into politics occurred when he was appointed to the Malaysia cabinet in 1979, as the Local Government and Housing Minister.
He then went on to serve as the Works Minister, a portfolio he held until 2008, except for a brief stint from 1989 to 1995, when he was the Minister for Energy, Telecommunications and Post. YBhg. Tun has been appointed the country’s special envoy on infrastructure to India and South Asia effective January 1, 2010 by Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak. This appointment was in recognition of YBhg. Tun S. Samy Vellu’s enormous contributions in helping Malaysian companies to implement development projects on the Indian sub-continent.