Past & Present Leaders
Sardar. Bhagwan Singh
1947 – 1948
This was the beginning of a new era for the Sikh Community of Malaya for they could now collectively discuss the many challenges faced by the community in relation to language, religion, cultural practices and even politics.
Dr. Tara Singh Shergill
1948 – 1952
Dr. Tara Singh Shergill of Seremban took over as the second President and continued the good work of his predecessor and enhanced the awareness of MSU amongst the Sikhs and non-Sikhs throughout the country.
Sardar Nasib Singh
1952 – 1953
Sardar Nasib Singh of Sentul, Kuala Lumpur took over as the third President of the MSU and further consolidated the organization, enabling the MSU to further its various activities for the benefit of the community, including the establishment of religious classes in Gurdwaras.
Dato’ T. Mahima Singh
1953 – 1984
At this juncture Dato’ T. Mahima Singh of Seremban took over as the 4th President. During his tenure as President, he was elected to Parliament from Port Dickson and thus became the first Sikh Member of Parliament.
Datuk Dr. Keshmahinder Singh
1984 – 1988
To revive the MSU a pro-tem committee was set up in mid 1984 with Datuk Dr. Keshmahinder Singh as Chairman and Sardar Satwant Singh Aluwalia as its Secretary.
Dato’ Dr. Gurdial Singh Gill
1998 – 1990
Dato’ Gurdial Singh Gill or more fondly known as Dato’ GS Gill, of Kuala Lumpur took over the helm as the 6th President of MSU.
Dato’ Darshan Singh Gill
1990 – 1994
Dato’ Darshan Singh Gill of Ipoh, became the 7th President of MSU. During his tenure MSU expanded to all the States of Malaysia, thereby increasing the number of Branches and the membership.
Lt. Col. (Rtd) Dato’ Dr. Mohan Singh Pannu
1994 – 1998
Having been involved in the MSU since its revival, first as the General Secretary from 1986 to 1990 and then as the Deputy President from 1990 to 1992, Lt. Col. (Rtd) Dato’ Dr. Mohan introduced a new facet into the MSU activities, that of Punjabi Culture by sponsoring “DCS Cultural Group” from England in 1995 and the “Bombay Talkie” from Scotland in 1997.
Sardar Sukhveer Singh Sidhu
1998 – 2002
Sardar Sukhveer Singh Sidhu, of Kuala Lumpur, added a new chapter to the list of MSU activities, education seminars for the benefit of the young and old. These included seminars on Self Improvement, Information Technology (IT), and Social and Matrimonial Problems faced by Sikhs Youth.
Dato’ Ir. Mokkam Singh Bhullar
2002 – 2006
Dato’ Ir. Mokkam Singh Bhullar, from Johor Bahru took over as the 10th President. Realizing the need to put MSU on a strong financial standing to further help the organizations activities, Dato’ Ir. Mokkam Singh strove to and succeeded in obtaining funds amounting to RM 100,000, providing a welcome shot in the arm for MSU.
Datuk Dr. Jasbir Singh Pannu
2006 – 2010
Prior to taking up as the 11th MSU President, Datuk Dr. Jasbir Singh Pannu has served the MSU in various capacities. He is the longest serving Council Member, having been first appointed to the post in 1986. He was the MSU Assistant Secretary from 1990 t0 1992, the General Secretary from 1994 to 1998, and Deputy President 2002 to 2006.
Sardar Suwaran Singh
2010 - 2014
Served as the Deputy President from 2006 – 2010 before moving on to become the President in the year 2010.
He was the longest serving Council Member and Member of the Executive Committee. Actively involved in organizing various events at both state and national level.
Dr Kerpal Singh
2014 - 2018