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Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu (born 1936) was the Works Minister of Malaysia from 1979-1989 and he has been re-elected again in 2004. A chartered architect, Vellu was also the Government & Housing Minister from 1978 till 1979, and Minister Of Energy, Telecommunications & Posts from 1989 to 1995.
He is also President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a post he has held since 1979.
Since holding his post as Works Minister of Malaysia, Samy Vellu is alleged to have been involved in several money scandals and work defects upon several prolific construction projects in Malaysia, which included the discovery of fungus growing in the air-conditioner system of the operating theatre of the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Bahru as well as long closure cracks on MRR II, an overpass highway in Ampang . Vellu is also frequently being accused of sucking up shares of many of Malaysia's companies.
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