Sakthivel Comes From Humble Beginnings to Breathe New Life into the Malaysian Parliament A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. Likewise, Sakthivel's journey up the political ladder wasn't all a story of smooth sailing.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sakthivel Alagappan, better known as Sakthivel was born as the youngest son to Alagappan and Letchumy in Kampung, Malaysia, Sungai Besi on 6 March 1970. Upon his mother's death, raised singlehandedly by his father, he had experienced nothing more than hardship throughout his growing years. From his early education at SJKT Sungai Besi, right up to his form six days at Catholic High School, Sakthivel struggled through education, managing excellent results amidst acute poverty. Be it in assisting his father's 'kacang putih' business or in teaching tuition to supplement his family income, Sakthivel Alagappan was determined to serve the community in whatever way possible. Experiences like that are what he hopes to take to parliament.


While he garnered experience in a vast array of professions namely education, engineering and business ventures, Sakthivel's passion of a true politician maintained a steady momentum when he became the assistant secretary for the MIC Serdang Division in the year 1997. Not resting on his laurels, his perseverance and hard work secured him the seat as the Secretary of the same division in the year 2000.

His commitment, professionalism and selfless service to the community also earned him recognition from the Federal government when in the year 2003, Sakthivel Alagappan was conferred with the Pingat Pangkuan Negara (PPN) and most recently the Pingat Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) both from His Majesty the Yang Dipertuan Agong.

As a pragmatic negotiator, Sakthivel Alagappan constantly strives hard to secure the interests of people from various strata of the society while at the same time being sensitive to collective needs and issues. He has been incredibly fervent about striving to help deserving and financially challenged young students achieve their dreams by providing them the means to education. He strongly believes that one of the most tangible ways to uplift the general economic status of the Malaysian community would be to upgrade their educational levels.

Hailing from a modest, middle class background, challenges has never been new for Sakthivel. Today, he strives and continues thriving to give back to the Malaysian society. While understanding their every heartbeat, he pledges to be their advocate in enriching their lives.

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