Kula: My commitment to service, multi-racial representation and effective governance

I AM writing to express my sincere gratitude for the privilege of serving as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department with a specific focus on Law and Institutional Reform.

This opportunity is both humbling and an honour, aligning seamlessly with my unwavering passion for justice, fairness and legal reform – a commitment that has been nurtured throughout my professional journey as a lawyer and my advocacy within DAP.

My enthusiasm for this new responsibility is heightened by the prospect of collaborating with Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, a fellow champion for legal reform.

Together, we aim to fulfil the Madani Government’s promise of comprehensive reforms, striving to make a lasting impact.

Recent changes in our government structure such as the transition of MP R. Ramanan and Noraini Ahmad to new roles underscore the dynamic nature of our administration.

Unlike a rigid hierarchical structure, our focus remains on deploying expertise where it can be most beneficial. Endorsed by Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, this approach reflects a commitment to harnessing diverse skills and experiences to drive national reforms and progress.

Newly appointed Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) M. Kula Segaran

This strategy of utilising skills where they are most needed is not unique to Malaysia. The UK under the leadership of PM Rishi Sunak witnessed a notable cabinet reshuffle by bringing back former PM David Cameron as the Foreign Minister.

This move exemplifies the global importance of leveraging expertise and experience for maximum impact.

As a devoted party member, my commitment extends to serving wherever my skills and expertise are needed, acknowledging that positions are not permanent.

My primary focus is on serving all communities, upholding multiracial principles, and ensuring that meritocracy remains a fundamental aspect of our governance framework.

I am equally devoted to serving the Indian Tamil community, using my position to advocate for their rights and needs. I will work tirelessly to ensure that their voices are heard and that they are adequately represented in our government’s policies and initiatives.

I extend my deep gratitude to PM DS Anwar Ibrahim for this opportunity to serve. I am eager to contribute to the progress of our nation while actively working towards the betterment of the Indian Tamil community. – Dec 15, 2023


M Kula Segaran is Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) and MP for Ipoh Barat.

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

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