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Malaysian PM disapproves of protests by ethnic Indian group


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has criticised a banned organisation of Indians whose supporters courted arrest to demand withdrawal of a school book they say ... Read more...

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Indian barbers tell Malays to cash in on hair sacrificed during Hindu festival


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (ANI): Several barbers from India have said that hair sacrificed by devotees during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival, is worth big bucks internationally.The barbers were working at booths set ... Read more...

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Hair sacrificed during Hindu festival is worth big bucks


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (ANI): Several barbers from India have said that hair sacrificed by devotees during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival, is worth big bucks internationally.The barbers were working at booths set ... Read more...

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Malay Hindus flock to Batu Caves to celebrate Thaipusam Festival


January 20th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.20 (ANI): Hindu devotees and tourists flocked to Malaysia's Batu Caves on Thursday to observe the colourful Hindu festival of Thaipusam.The annual Thaipusam festival is an event of thanksgiving and ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindu festival gets Buddhist touch


January 20th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
George Town (Malaysia), Jan 20 (IANS) Two Malaysian Indian brothers celebrating the Thaipusam festival of the Tamil Hindus carried idols of Buddhist deity Kuan Yin after their ailing mother recovered.G. Asokumar, 31, ... Read more...

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Malay-Indians begin silver chariot procession


January 19th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (ANI): The Malay-Indians have begun their 12-hour silver chariot procession bearing Lord Subramaniam's idol from the Sri Maha Mariamman temple last night.The Star quoted Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam ... Read more...

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Indians celebrate century of living in Malaysia


December 20th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 20 (IANS) It is celebration time for ethnic Indians, whose forefathers came to settle in Malaysia, as they complete a century of living in the northeastern state of Kelantan, ... Read more...

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Case involving Indian lawyer missing in Malaysia gets more mysterious


September 18th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 18 (ANI): The case surrounding A. Muthuraja, the missing Indian millionaire is getting more mysterious and intriguing by the day.Now, his wife - Usharani and brother - Kashi, claim ... Read more...

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Tourists ignore media reports about possible terrorist attack in


June 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Petalingjaya (Malyasia) June 20 (ANI): Media reports about theKek Lok Si and Batu Caves temples being targeted by terrorists,has not deterred the number of tourists visiting these spots."I believe the ... Read more...

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Malaysian temples to heighten security over terror threat


June 18th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 18 (IANS) Temples in Malaysia, including the ancient Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam in Batu Caves, will step up security following a threat to blow up places of worship reportedly ... Read more...

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Temple security at Malaysia’s Batu Caves to be intensified


June 18th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 18 (ANI): Security of the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam at Malaysia's famous Batu Caves and at several temples in Penang will be beefed up following threats to blow up ... Read more...

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Videos insult of Malay Indian community under probe


February 6th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.6 (ANI): The Putera unit of the Malaysia India Congress (MIC) has asked the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to investigate two offensive YouTube video clips that have insulted the ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia hold strategic dialogue, vow to bridge gap


February 1st, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Mahendra Ved Kuala Lumpur, Feb 1 (IANS) Singapore has 3,000 Indian firms compared to 400 in relatively bigger Malaysia. Taking a cue from this, India and Malaysia are now looking to ... Read more...

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1.7 million throng Hindu shrine in Malaysia


February 1st, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 1.7 million Hindu devotees Monday thronged Lord Subramaniam's temple at the Batu Caves near the national capital to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival. Crowds of devotees and ... Read more...

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Over million Hindus throng Malaysia’s Batu Caves for Thaipusam Festival


January 31st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.31 (ANI): Over 1.6 million people, more than one million of them Hindu devotees, packed the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple Batu Caves, for the Thaipusam festival on Saturday.Thousands of devotees ... Read more...

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Hindu devotees, tourists throng to Malaysian cave temple


January 30th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of devotees celebrated the Hindu festival of Thaipusam Saturday, climbing steep steps to seek divine blessings at a cave temple near Kuala Lumpur. Worshippers and ... Read more...

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Wishes come true for many devotees during Malaysia’s Thaipusam festival


January 28th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 28 (ANI): V.M. Gunasekaran, 54, had acquired bronchitis in childhood and he believes lord Murugan cured him of the disease.Following that, he carried the kavadi at Batu Caves in ... Read more...

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Malay Govt. urged to recognise Thaipusam as a national festival


January 25th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 25(ANI): The Malaysian Government has been urged to recognise Thaipusam as a national festival and to make it a public holiday in the peninsula.Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated ... Read more...

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Church in Malaysia forgives arsonists


January 21st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Christian Federation of Malaysia Thursday said it had forgiven the arsonists involved in the attacks that took place earlier this month and would pray that they ... Read more...

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Malaysian youth held for threatening to vandalise Hindu shrine


January 15th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 15 (IANS) Malaysian police have nabbed a youth who posted on a website that he was ready to vandalise a Hindu shrine at Batu Caves near here. The youth, ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian artists get new platform


January 6th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (IANS) Symbols Art Club, a new platform for Malaysian Indian artists to connect and to express themselves, has begun by holding its first exhibition - Caves on Canvas. The ... Read more...

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Black Eyed Peas rock Kuala Lumpur


September 26th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, September 26 (ANI): Black Eyed Peas had their Malaysian fans rocking, as they performed on the Arthur's day in Kuala Lumpur.The group belted out their latest hits 'Boom Boom Pow' ... Read more...

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Dissatisfied over low pay 78 Indian workers return from Malaysia


September 10th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (ANI): Seventy-Eight Indian nationals who sought refuge in the Batu Caves temple last month have been flown back home by the Indian High Commission.Commission chief secretary Sudhir Kumar ... Read more...

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Indians pray for racial harmony on Malaysia’s Independence Day


September 1st, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 1 (IANS) Ethnic Indians held special prayers to seek racial harmony on Malaysia's 52nd Independence Day and condemned last week's display of a severed cow head by a group ... Read more...

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Revelry marks Malaysian PM’s visit to Hindu shrine


August 10th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 10 (IANS) Hindu revellers Monday greeted Najib Tun Razak who became the first Prime Minister in 30 years to visit Batu Caves that house the ancient Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Malaysia's ... Read more...

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Lanka envoy calls pro-Malay Tamil protesters ‘jokers’


May 29th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (ANI): Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia Dr D.D. Ranasinghe has described Malaysian Indians who participated in Sunday's protest rally against alleged Lankan Tamil atrocities as "jokers".A Tamil ... Read more...

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Malaysian Tamils demand war tribunal against Sri Lankan leaders


May 24th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IANS) Tamils in Malaysia, who form a bulk of the ethnic Indian population, have demanded a war tribunal against Sri Lankan leaders, even as the government has ... Read more...

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MIC wants to increase proportion of Indians in public service


February 9th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Gombak, Feb 9 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President S. Samy Vellu will meet Chief Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan on February 13 to finalise an agreement to increase the ... Read more...

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Tamils worship at Malaysia’s Batu Caves on Thaipusam


February 8th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 8 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees braved a scorching sun to pay obeisance to Hindu deity Lord Murugan and to received his blessings on Thaipusam at Batu Caves ... Read more...

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Malaysias Thaipusam Celebrations may draw a record crowd


February 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 3 (ANI): The Thaipusam celebration at the Batu Caves temple of Malaysia may draw a record 1.3 million devotees and visitors this Sunday. This year the devotees may outnumber ... Read more...

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Thaipusam Festival, 8 February,2009


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Thaipusam is a celebration of the birthday to the Hindu deity Subramaniam. At this occasion, the Hindus shows sincerity of their faith. It is a time for making and fulfilling vows. The ... Read more...

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HINDRAF supporters trial postponed to 2009


September 16th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept.16 (ANI): The trial of the 66 Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) supporters charged for illegal assembly and causing mischief has been postponed to next year by a Shah ... Read more...

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15 Indian workers stranded after Malaysian employer refuses to pay


June 27th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , June 27 (ANI): Fifteen south Indian workers employed in three Malaysian restaurants in Salak, South and Kajang have sought refuge with the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian ‘drug-carrier’ dying in Peru prison


May 5th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 5 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian woman is lying grievously ill in a prison in the Peruvian capital Lima after she was detained when three kilograms of cocaine were found ... Read more...

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Malaysia court sets Sept 15 as next date for Hindraf members illegal assembly case


April 16th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 16 (ANI): Even after one year, Malaysias Attorney-General Chambers are yet to decide on the representation made by the 66 men charged with participating in an illegal assembly ... Read more...

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