Khamis, Mei 23, 2019



Birth Date : 4th July 1963
Place of Birth : Sungai Petani, Kedah
Alma Mater :

  • Primary – SK Batu Pekaka, Kuala Ketil, Kedah
  • Secondary – SMK Kuala Ketil, Kedah

Higher Instituition :

  • Teacher’s Training College, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
  • Teacher’s Training College, Ulu Kinta, Ipoh

Political Party : Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party (10.10.2009 – Present)
Spouse : Vaney Maniam (Married 3rd February 1990 – Present)
Children :

  • Preeyashini (Born 1993)
  • Saktiyashinee (Born 1994)
  • Veera Paghu Theavan (Born 1999)

Profession :

  • Teacher (1985-1993)
  • Businessman (1993-Present)

Awards :

  1. PJM –’Pangkat Jasa Masyarakat’ – (1992)
  2. Conferred the ‘Datuk’ title from the King of Malaysia, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin( 1.2.2011)
  3. M.W. –’Panglima Mahkota Wilayah
  4. Delhi Tamil Sangam awarded ‘Ilayakiya Pani Selvar‘ (1.4.2012)
  5. Lifetime Achievement Award‘ by The Governor Of Tamil Nadu (22 June 2016)
  6. Conferred the ‘Datuk Seri’ title from the King of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V (2017)


1.HYO (Hindu Youth Organisation Butterworth) – 1980 -2003
President HYO Butterworth (1990-2003)

2.MBN – Vice President (Majlis Belia Negeri Pulau Pinang)
(Penang State Youth Council)

3.MBM – National Treasurer ( Majlis Belia Malaysia)
(Malaysian Youth Council)

4.MHYC – Treasurer (Malaysia Hindu Youth Council)
(Majlis Belia Hindu Malaysia)


  • Nippon Maru Ship to South East Asian Countries
  • Represented Malaysia Actively in Promoting Leadership Activities
1988 Successfully conducted various Youth Activities at Temples, Orphanages, Old Folks Homes & Yatra Trips throughout Malaysia
1989 Represented Malaysia at the Malindo World Youth Leadership Conference in Manila, Philippines
1990 Delegated Malaysia at the World Youth Enterprise & Employment Consultative Seminar, Kuala Lumpur
  • Delivered a paper on ‘World Youth Development’ at the United Nations, New York, America
  • Launched Butterworth HYO’s 1st Building Fund Raising Dinner and successfully purchased a double-storey building for HYO at No.10, Taman Riang, Butterworth, Penang
1994 Left the teaching profession and ventured into Metal Scrap Business. Established own company –‘Vetree Enterprise Sdn. Bhd’
1997 Established own restaurant –‘Restoran Saravanas’ at No.4988, Jalan Kampung Benggali, Butterworth, Penang
2006 Successfully launched Butterworth Mariamman Temple ‘Silver Chariot’ worth RM1.2 Million under intense effort as the Temple Secretary and Chariot Chairman
2007 Fought for Indian People’e Rights in Malaysia as ‘Hindraf’ National Co-ordinator
2009 Formed Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party on 10.10.2009. Launched by Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Bin Abd Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Officially launched Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party Website (
  • Established Yayasan Sakti (Sakti Foundation) in upbringing education, social interactions, culture & religion
  • Submitted a memorandum to the Australian Embassy condemning the interference of 40 Australian MPO in the Malaysian Judicial System
  • Launched a nationwide registration camp pertaining to Malaysian Indian individuals without Malaysian Birth Certificates @ Identity Card
  • Launched ‘Save 1 Malaysia Project’ involving 28 tamil schools throughout Penang State. 3,200 students were allocated on initial amount for opening a bank account at Bank Simpanan Nasional Malaysia
  • Purchased MMSP’s 1st Building HQ Building in Klang, Kuala Lumpur
  • Conferred the ‘Datuk’ title (P.M.W. – Panglima Mahkota Wilayah) by the King of Malaysia –Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (1.2.2011)
  • Achieved a ‘Malaysian Guiness Book of Records Achievement’ in Launching 1,500 Ponggal Pots at one site involving multiracial university Students at University Utara Malaysia, Kedah
  • Delhi Tamil Sangam (1.4.2012) awarded ‘Ilayakiya Pani Selvar’ title
  • Met APJ Abdul Kalam
  • The 1st Party to promote Malaysia Tamil Writers (Cherish & Share) officiated by Malaysia’s Prime Minister –Dato’ Seri Mod Najib Abd Razak at University Malaya. For the 1st time ever 25 Tamil Novels written by 25 Tamil Writers were given recognition of certificates and cash. 10,00 copies of the books were printed and given away freely to the public
  • Build & Launched the 1st Tamil School Fully Air-Conditioned school hall in Kedah at SJK (T) Kalaivaani, Gurun, Kedah (29.6.2013)
  • Headed the ‘Humanitarian Mission to Sri Lanka’ in aid of 500 Tamilian Families – War Victims and Refugees 2014at Sri Lanka Refugees Camp, Kilinochi, Navuniya, & etc
  • Launched the 1st Malaysian E-Book – ‘Indian Religious & Moral Quiz’ at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Winners were sent on an educational trip to India.
  • Build and conducted the sacred consecration (Khumbabhisegam) ceremony of ‘Veera Sundara Muthu Mariamman Temple’ Ladang Henrietta, Padang Serai, Kedah (7.9.2014)
  • Succesfully purchased a 10 acre land at Sungai Siput, Perak to build the 1st Malaysian Tamil Secondary School.
  • Build and conducted the sacred consecration (Khumbabhisegam) ceremony of ‘Sri Maha Mariamman Temple’ Batu Dua, Sungai Petani, Kedah (22.3.15). Also Conducted ‘1008 Kalasa Pooja & Theeba Chandi Pooja’ at the temple site (30.12.14 – 1.1.15)
  • Build and conducted the sacred consecration (Khumbabhisegam) ceremony of ‘Sri Meenatchi Sundrareswarar Temple’ Simpang Ampat, Penang (21.8.2015)
  • Patronised the ‘Yeagathasa Rudra Teeba Sarabeashwara Moola Manthira
  • Helped purchase a new bus for Ladang Kubang Tamil school, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Annual adoption of 10 orphaned youngsters from Ramakrishna Ashram, Penang Malaysia as a move towards education guidance and skills training.
  • Helped purchase a new Van for Jalan Sungai Tamil school, Penang.
  • Providing foreign trips for top scoring Tamil students in Malaysian public examinations. E.g. Indonesia and India.
  • Sponsored a computer class room for Jalan Sungai Tamil school, Penang.
  • Conferred the ‘Datuk Seri’ title from the King of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V (2017) for his incredible contributions.
  • Trained over 5,000 Indian youths throughout Malaysia in Youth Transformation and Empowerment Programmes.
  • Sponsored a Hockey Field for SJK(T) Saraswathy, S.Petani, Kedah.

Watch Biograph of Datuk RS Thanenthiran