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Friday April 11, 2008

Taste for reggae

My MP: Sungai Siput

Full name: Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (PSM)
Age: 53
Marital status: Married
Number of children: One son
Constituency: Sungai Siput, Perak
Education: MBBS medical degree Universiti Malaya, MRCP (UK)
Profession: Doctor

AN apple a day might keep this doctor away from his patients but when it comes to tasty food, nothing can get in his way. He simply loves good food, Indian food in particular.

Having a busy schedule – juggling between his medical practice and being an MP – it is no wonder Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj has not much time for sports and social activities.

But no matter how busy he is, he will always make time for his 15-year-old son. Although not a movie buff, he makes it a point to watch sci-fi films like Star Wars with his only child.

How much time to do you spend on the computer?

Half-an-hour to an hour daily.

Do you have a website?


Do you play a musical instrument, dance or sing?

I play the piano.

What kind of music do you listen to? Name a favourite song.

Reggae. Bob Marley’s Get Up, Stand Up.

Are you into movies?

Not really, I only watch them with my son.

What do you read?

Health and socialist magazines.

Are you into English Premier League football?

Not fanatical about it.

What do you play then?

No games.

Coffee or tea?

Teh tarik.

What is your usual drink?

Wine, but I rarely drink.

Do you smoke?


What is the gadget you can’t do without?

My handphone.

Favourite food?

Indian food.

You have a weakness for ...

Tasty food.

Any pets?

A mongrel, Chief.

What car do you drive and how long have you had it?

A Mazda for 14 years and a Volvo for a year.

What is your contribution to environmental conservation?

Recycling papers, plastic bags, bottles and cardboard at home.

Name an idol you look up to and why?

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. He is not corrupt, he stood up against the United States and he gave hope to millions of people for a better world.

For more profiles on Members of Parliament and state assemblymen, go to http://thestar.com.my/myrepresentative.


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