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Book burning by Malaysian Indians sparks debate


January 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Burning of copies of a book that refers to caste system among Malaysian Indians, allegedly by some Hindu groups, has triggered an animated debate.The point being ... Read more...

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Malay Indians need to have a separate TV channel, says HINDRAF leader


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 22 (ANI): Human Rights Party secretary-general P. Uthayakumar has appealed to the Malaysian Government to create a separate television channel for the Maly Indian community.He said that the programming ... Read more...

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`Malaysian Indians feel let down by opposition alliance


March 11th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 11 (IANS) Malaysian Indians feel "extremely let down" by the opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) they voted for in a big way two years ago, a special report ... Read more...

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Divorce your wife, Malaysian Indian lawmaker told


February 20th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker M. Manoharan has been confronted with an unusual threat -- he must divorce his wife within seven days. If he fails, the former leading ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Makkal Sakthi low on power


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.23 (ANI): The newly-formed Malaysia Makkal Sakthi Party's descent into divisive chaos with rival factions going for each other's jugular has put paid to a grand plan to give ... Read more...

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HINDRAF chief files RM 100 m libel suit against ten persons


January 1st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.1 (ANI): HINDRAF chairman P. Waytha Moorthy is suing Penang Deputy Chief Minister Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, six local media organisations and three others for RM 100 million for defamation. ... Read more...

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Hindraf name being exploited by MMSP: Waythamoorthy


September 30th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 30 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman P. Waythamoorthy is angry over news that there are plans to connect the movement with the newly-registered Malaysian Makkal Sakthi ... Read more...

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MIC against entry of another Indian party in Barisan Nasional


September 29th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 29 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress youth wing chief T. Mohan has said that the party would not allow another Indian party to be admitted into the Barisan Nasional."We ... Read more...

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Former Malaysian PM, MIC chief Samy Vellu engaged in war of words


September 19th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Sep 19 (ANI): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has warned that Malaysian Indian Congress President S. Samy Vellu will become a liability to the Barisan Nasional in ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader ‘used millions for personal use’


August 21st, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug.21 (ANI): HINDRAF activist V. Ganabatirau has accused the outlawed movement's leader P. Waythamoorthy of using millions of ringgit (Malaysian currency) collected from the people for personal use while in ... Read more...

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‘Too many Malay-Indian political parties will make Indians suffer’


July 20th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Seremban (Malaysia), July 20 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress President S. Samy Vellu has said that the formation of too many political parties representing Malay Indians will only harm the community."Many ... Read more...

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We expect `more good things’ from Malaysian PM: Samy Vellu


July 13th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (IANS) Senior Malaysian Indian leader S. Samy Vellu has welcomed Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's several gestures towards the Indian community and has expressed the hope that ... Read more...

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Malaysian High Court orders return of Hindraf leader’s passport


July 11th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 11 (ANI): A Malaysian High Court has ruled that passport of Hindraf leader P. Uthayakumar be returned to him, revising a Session Court's ruling made in December 2007.The ... Read more...

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Hindraf supporters hold protests to save Penang village


July 1st, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
George Town (Malaysia), July 1 (ANI): A group of Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters gathered at Komtar, demanding that the Penang Government use its "executive powers" to save Kampung Buah ... Read more...

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Hindraf leaders form a political party


May 19th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), May 19 (ANI): Several Hindraf leaders in Malaysia have formed a political party, which they say is aimed at addressing the aspirations of the Indian community.Led by the Hindu ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu brushes off political aspirations of Hindraf


May 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 15 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu has brushed off the political aspirations of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf).He said in 64 years of ... Read more...

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HINDRAF must file an appeal first, says Malaysian Home Minister


May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), May 12 (ANI): The ban on HINDRAF will be reviewed if the organisation makes an appeal to the Malaysian Home Ministry to reconsider its status, said the country's Home Minister ... Read more...

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Hindraf leader’s mom says release of son best Mother’s Day gift


May 10th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Taiping, May 10 (ANI): R. Manomani, who has been crying and praying for the release of her son K. Vasanthakumar held by the Malaysian authorities under the Internal Security Act (ISA) ... Read more...

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Malaysia frees three Hindraf leaders detained under ISA


May 10th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Taiping (Malaysia), May 10 (ANI): Three Hindu Right Action Force leaders along with other 10 detainees held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Malaysia were released from the Kamunting detention ... Read more...

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Malaysia to release three jailed Hindraf activists


May 9th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (IANS) The Malaysian government is to soon release the remaining three leaders of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) jailed since December 2007 for holding a ... Read more...

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Hindraf leader Uthayakumar fails in Sessions Court bid on sedition charge


May 7th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 7 (ANI): Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee P. Uthayakumar has failed in his bid to get the Sessions Court to strike out his sedition charge on grounds that ... Read more...

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Malaysian court rejects HINDRAF leader’s plea to drop sedition charge


May 1st, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (ANI): A Malaysian Sessions Court has dismissed Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) legal adviser P. Uthayakumar's application to drop the sedition charge against him.Judge Sabariah Othman ruled that ... Read more...

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Hindraf ready for talks with PM over condition of Malay Indians


April 27th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Klang, Apr 27 (ANI): H indu Right Action Force leader P. Waythamoorthy wants to have a dialogue over the condition of Indians living in Malaysia with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.Waythamoorthy, ... Read more...

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`Malaysian Indians not aware of economic opportunities’


April 27th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 27 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are generally unaware of economic opportunities the government offers, including loans for farming and to start own businesses, two ministers from the community have ... Read more...

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Hindraf to remain non-political organisation: Waythamoorthy


April 24th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 24 (ANI): Hindraf chairman P.Waythamoorthy, who is in self-exile in London, has vowed to keep the organisation non-political.The Makkal Osai quoted him as saying that any former Hindraf ... Read more...

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Malaysian court rejects Hindraf detainee’s appeal


April 21st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) A Malaysian court has rejected an appeal by a jailed leader of a Hindu body, paving the way for his trial under the stringent sedition charge. The ... Read more...

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Hindraf leaders to reorganize banned group


April 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Apr. 18 (ANI): Leaders of Malaysia's Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf) have agreed to reorganize the banned organization.However, they are at loggerheads as to whether it should be ... Read more...

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Malaysian apex court dismisses Hindraf leaders’ petitions


April 16th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 16 (IANS) Malaysia's Federal Court Thursday dismissed an applications of two Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders who complained about defects in the proceedings that considered their detention ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader’s wife says house has become home again with his return


April 6th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Apr.6 (ANI): The wife of recently released HINDRAF lawyer R. Kengadharan has said that their house has become a home again after his return from a detention center.Kengadharan ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress calls for release of three other HINDRAF members


April 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.10 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has urged the federal government to release the other three Hindu Rights Action Front (HINDRAF) members, who were detained under Internal Security ... Read more...

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Malaysian Court dismisses HINDRAF leader’’s petition for release


March 11th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Mar 11 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader P. Uthayakumar''s appeal on his second habeas corpus application to secure his release from detention under the Internal Security Act has ... Read more...

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Water cannons turned on Malaysian Indians, 17 held


February 28th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Police Saturday turned water cannons on a group of ethnic Indians in Malaysia who refused to disperse outside a police station - where they had come to ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian legislator wants to be allowed to attend assembly


February 13th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (IANS) Jailed Malaysian Indian legislator M. Manoharan Friday said he will move court yet again to secure his right to sit in the assembly and raise issues concerning ... Read more...

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Hindraf chief’s India visit: Malaysia to quiz Britain


January 20th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 20 (IANS) Malaysia may ask Britain why it facilitated the visit to India of a Hindu leader that it thinks misrepresented the case of his ethnic compatriots at the ... Read more...

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Hindraf and Penans get Suaram award


December 10th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.10 (ANI): The outlawed Hindraf and the Penans of Ulu Baram in Sarawak have jointly been awarded the Suarams Human Rights Award 2008. A panel of judges selected the two ... Read more...

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