Newly minted minister Gobind Singh Deo visits Sikh gathering in Malacca

Gobind Singh Deo and his mother Gurmit Kaur at the Malacca Yaadgar programme – Photo: Asia Samachar

“The hard work starts now to rebuild the Malaysia that we fought for, that we all worked for,” Gobind Singh Deo said at the sideline of a major Sikh gathering in Malacca.

Gobind, the newly minted Malaysian federal government minister and the also the first from the Sikh community in Malaysia to hold the position, was invited to the46th Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji Salaana Yaadgar Semagam.

The four day programme is an annual prayer in the memory of  the late Sikh granthi-parcharak Baba Sohan Singh. It ends on Sunday (27 May 2018).

Gobind, 45, took oath as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia on 21 May 2018 under the new government led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Gobind Singh Deo and his mother Gurmit Kaur with sme of the active volunteers at the Malacca Yaadgar programme – Photo: Asia Samachar

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  1. Perfect timing. Gobind Singh Deo got appointed just before the largest annual Sikh gathering in Southeast Asia. Of course, we are all clear that he won as a Malaysian. But the Sikh community is no less happy with his appointment. He had to stop again and again to allow the congregation members to snaps photos with him. Well done, Gobind.