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6.7 percent ethnic Indians in Malaysia


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 23 (IANS) Around 6.7 percent of Malaysia's total population of 27.5 million are people of Indian origin, according to the country's latest census report.The decennial census report ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Report


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are "drifting away" from opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and are veering back to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), a ... Read more...

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Illegitimate births rise among Malay Indians


March 21st, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Illegitimate births are on the rise among ethnic Indians in Malaysia.Although Indians form only eight percent of the 28 million population, there have been more ... Read more...

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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 to celebrate Pongal in grand way


January 14th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Jan 14 (ANI): Hindu temples across Malaysia are gearing up to celebrate Pongal or the harvest festival this weekend in a grand way.The Pongal festival, celebrated by Indians in Malaysia, ... Read more...

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Book chronicles life of Malaysia’s ethnic Indians


December 19th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (IANS) A book that chronicles Malaysia's efforts to improve the conditions of its 2.1 million ethnic Indians in the last decade has been unveiled here.Titled "National Development ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt. compiles book to help Indian community


December 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 18 (ANI): The Malaysian government has compiled all its efforts to help the Indian community in a book called "National Development Plans & Indians in Malaysia".Former Malaysian Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Malay Indians set to give rousing welcome to Manmohan Singh


October 25th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 25 (ANI): The Malay Indian community, and especially Sikhs settled in Malaysia, are set to give a rousing welcome to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh when he ... Read more...

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More airtime for Tamil programmes on Malaysian radio, TV


September 10th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Tamil programmes will get more airtime on Malaysian radio and TV, authorities have decided. Malaysia's information, communication, arts and culture ministry agreed to allocate more screening time for ... Read more...

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More Chinese than Indians in Malaysia’s civil services


August 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 27 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia hold just four percent of jobs in the civil services compared to six percent by Chinese who have doubled their presence since ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians seek monarch’s help in Malaysia


July 12th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Alleging discrimination, a group of 20 ethnic Indians in Malaysia have approached the country's royal constitutional head for more scholarships and loans to help deserving students ... Read more...

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K.P Samy gives ultimatum to MIC President S. Samy Vellu to unite Indians


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur June 23 (ANI): Expelled MIC central working committee member K.P Samy has asked the President of MIC S. Samy Vellu to unite the Indian community by early July.He ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian party elects new chief


June 15th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (IANS) A party espousing the cause of ethnic Indians in Malaysia has elected new office bearers, ending the uncertainty following the election of its last chief being ... Read more...

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Tamil films blamed for crime by Indians in Malaysia


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian official has blamed Tamil cinema for young people from the community taking to crime. N.V. Subbarow, education officer of the Consumer Association of Penang (CAP), ... Read more...

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Trip to Chennai a tribute to Malay Indians: Malaysian PM


January 24th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 24 (ANI): Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has said that he deliberately chose to visit Tamil Nadu on his first official visit to India, because 85 percent of ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians to raise racism issue at diaspora meet


January 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) While people of Indian origin continue to script success stories in various parts of the world, a group of human right activists from fifth generation ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian minister asked to resign by party


November 30th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 30 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian minister has been asked to resign from his post within two weeks by the People's Progressive Party (PPP), which had sacked him as its ... Read more...

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Malay Govt. asks businessmen to use Indian, Chinese links for economic development


November 16th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 16 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has advised businessmen to use the country's multi-racial cultural, especially links with India and China, as an asset for economic relationships and developments.Minister ... Read more...

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MIC wants Sedition Act on writer for terming Malay Indians ‘immigrants’


June 4th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 4 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the government to take immediate action against a writer of Mingguan Malaysia for indirectly referring the Chinese and Indians in ... 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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40 Tamil schools to be rebuilt in Malaysia


March 12th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 12 (IANS) Forty Tamil schools will be rebuilt across Malaysia this year, a minister said. Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam Wednesday thanked Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Tun ... 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 lawmaker quits after marriage scandal


February 10th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) V. Arumugam, the only ethnic Indian lawmaker in Malaysia's Kedah state assembly, has quit following a scandal over his alleged second marriage.The first-time legislator has also quit ... 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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Indian community will get its due, says Malaysian leader


February 8th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), Feb 8 (IANS) The Malaysian Perak state's Mentri Besar (chief minister) Zambry Abdul Kadir has assured ethnic Indians that their interests would be taken care of even though they have ... Read more...

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Commonwealth group calls for pardon for illegal Indians in Malaysia


January 15th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.15 (ANI): The Commonwealth International Peace Tribunal has urged Malaysia to pardon illegal Indian nationals. The Star and the Malaysia Nanban quoted its president Selvam Parimanan, who is visiting Malaysia, ... Read more...

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Indian origin PKR leaders meeting to address discrimination in Malaysia


December 30th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Dec. 30 (ANI): Followed by the resignation of several Indian origin members of the parliament, 50 PKR leaders have a planned a meeting on Wednesday to discuss discrimination faced ... Read more...

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Hindraf will join coalition only after its leaders are released from detention under ISA


October 13th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , Oct 13 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) national event coordinator Kannan Ramasamy has reportedly said that the organisation looking after the interests of the Indians in Malaysia ... Read more...

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Indians in Malaysia celebrate Navratri with religious fervour


October 8th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 8 (IANS) Malaysia's Indian community is celebrating the Hindu festivals of Navratri and Durga Puja with gusto, combining worship with dance and music.During the nine-day celebrations, which began Sep ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians urged to support Hindraf with low-key Diwali


August 26th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (IANS) Malaysian Indians have been urged to keep celebrations during this year's Hindu festival of Diwali low-key as a show of solidarity with the detained leaders of the ... Read more...

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‘Sonrise’ among Indians in Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 22 (IANS) Ethnic Indian lawyer-lawmaker Karpal Singh is seeking re-election to the chairmanship of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), where two of his sons are also seeking organisational offices. ... Read more...

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Rising crime among Malaysian Indians worrying: Vellu


August 17th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 17 (IANS) Concerned over the rising crime graph among ethnic Indians in Malaysia, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has sought a meeting with Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan ... Read more...

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Dr Mahathir behind the plight of Indians in Malaysia, says Hindraf leader


June 24th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , June 24 (ANII): Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) national coordinator in Malaysia R. Thanenthiran has reportedly said that the countrys former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad was responsible for ... Read more...

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Hindraf steps up attack on Mahathir


June 24th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 24 (IANS) Malaysia's long-serving ruler Mahathir Mohamad destroyed the future of the Indian community by ignoring their welfare, a group claiming to speak for ethnic Indians has said. Mahathir ... Read more...

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No more visas-on-arrival for Indians in Malaysia


May 30th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (ANI): Tourists arriving from India and Bangladesh will no more be given visas-on-arrival in Malaysia (VOA) and they must must have a two-week social visit pass and ... Read more...

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