The government today announced the names of 15 federal ministers. Gobind Singh Deo is listed as the new Communications and Multimedia Minister.
As Communications and Multimedia Minister, the responsibilities includes heading the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (also know as KKMM) and managing Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
According to Wikipedia:
Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh (born 19 June 1973) is a prominent Malaysian lawyer and politician and the Member of Parliament for Puchong, Selangor. He is also the national legal bureau secretary of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). He is dubbed the “little lion of Puchong”. He is the son of the DAP politician and lawyer Karpal Singh. His brothers, Ramkarpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Deo, are also DAP politicians.
Gobind was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996, a year after returning from Lincoln’s Inn. He was elected to Parliament at the 2008 election, unseating the Barisan Nasional incumbent Lau Yeng Peng amid a significant swing to the opposition in Selangor. In 2009 he was suspended from Parliament for 12 months for calling the Prime Minister, Najib Razak, a “murderer” in a parliamentary debate and insulting the deputy speaker. He later won a legal challenge seeking to be paid his normal remuneration for his period of suspension. He was re-elected to Parliament, with an increased margin, at the 2013 election.