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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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In Madhya Pradesh, emergency detainees, freedom fighters at par


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has hiked the honorarium for those detained during the Emergency to Rs.15,000 per month, taking it at par with the pension received ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda-linked terrorist held in Malaysia


June 11th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Johor, June 10 (IANS/AKI) An Indonesian linked with an Al Qaeda-affiliated terror outfit has been arrested in Malaysia, police said Friday.Abdul Haris bin Shuhadi is linked to the Southeast Asian ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Indians’ plea against Malaysian PM


March 25th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) A Malaysian court has dismissed a suit against Prime Minister Najib Razak and five others brought by two ethnic Indian lawyers who say their ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian loses court appeal over LTTE link charge


March 10th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 10 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian activist accused of having links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has lost his defamation appeal before a court.One ... Read more...

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Malaysia urged to speed up changes to Internal Security Act


January 26th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Jan.26 (ANI): Malaysia should expedite its amendments to the Internal Security Act (ISA) and other laws that are considered restrictive, says Human Rights Watch in its latest report.The New ... Read more...

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Bomb kills 8 people in southern Thailand


January 25th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by BNO News
YALA, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb explosion killed eight people and wounded two others in the southern province of Yala in Thailand on Tuesday, MCOT online news reported.

The bomb targeted a ... Read more...

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Thai Cabinet revokes emergency decree, approves bail for 104 opposition Red supporters


December 21st, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Dec. 21 (ANI): The Thai cabinet on Tuesday decided to revoke the emergency decree, set up a new situation monitoring centre and allow Rights and Liberties Department officials to seek the ... Read more...

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New Malaysian party to give voice to Indian community


August 16th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16 (IANS) A new party seeking to help uplift conditions of the ethnic Indian community in Malaysia plans to contest the next general election in the country. The ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s wanted terror suspect held for recruiting univ. students for Jemaah Islamiah


July 18th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 18 (ANI): One of Malaysia's most wanted terror suspects, Mohamad Fadzullah Abbul Razak, who is allegedly involved in recruiting university students for Jemaah Islamiah (JI), has been detained under ... Read more...

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Malaysia to regulate entry of foreign students to tackle terrorism threat


June 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 19, (ANI): The Malaysian Government has said that stricter entry rules for foreign students will be applied to deal with the terror concerns in the country. Malaysian Home Ministry ... Read more...

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10 arrested in Malaysian anti-terror raid targeted places of worship


June 17th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 17(ANI): Malaysian Police have said that the nine foreigners and a local, who were arrested in an anti-terror raid early this year, had planned to blow up two places ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Bangkok


April 7th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 7 (IANS) A state of emergency has been declared in Bangkok and in the adjoining areas following widespread political unrest, Xinhua reported Wednesday. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva made the ... Read more...

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Thailand government warns protesters of strong action (Second Lead)


April 3rd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 3 (DPA) The Thai government Saturday told tens of thousands of protesters to leave a posh Bangkok shopping district by 9 p.m. or they would impose the draconian Internal ... Read more...

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Malay Indians losing their strength due to disunity


March 26th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 26 (ANI): The Indian community in Malaysia is more split now with the formation of many Indian-based political parties and is losing its strength.The Malaysia Nanban quoted V. ... Read more...

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Banish the cell phone, says ‘baba’ MP


March 17th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The ubiquitous cell phone is the epitome of all evil that would bedevil your sex life, damage your brain and make you a liar! That ... Read more...

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Anti-government demonstrators give blood for Bangkok protest


March 16th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 16 (DPA) Thousands of Thai demonstrators donated blood to pour on the government's administrative compound in Bangkok Tuesday in a gory attempt to force a dissolution of parliament. The United ... Read more...

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Thai government rejects protesters’ ultimatum (Lead)


March 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 15 (DPA) The Thai government has rejected an ultimatum by tens of thousands of provincial protesters to dissolve parliament and call for new elections by mid-Monday. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva ... Read more...

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Meet demands or resign, protesters tell Thai government


March 14th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 14 (DPA) Tens of thousands of protesters from provinces throughout Thailand gathered in Bangkok Sunday to pressure the government to resign within 24 hours and call new elections. An estimated ... Read more...

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HINDRAF’s divorce from Pakatan Rakyat likely to divide Malaysian Indian votes


March 13th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar. 13 (ANI): The parting of ways between the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and Pakatan Rakyat, the allies of the 2008 general election, is set to divide the ... Read more...

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Anti-government protesters ready to descend on Bangkok


March 13th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 13 (DPA) Tens of thousands of protesters arrived at the outskirts of Bangkok Saturday to participate in demonstrations aimed at forcing the Thai government to resign and call ... 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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Three churches attacked in Malaysia over word `Allah’ in journal


January 8th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Malaysian government Friday threatened stern action following attacks on three churches in the outskirts of the national capital following controversy over the use of the word ... 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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BJP MP praises MISA


December 2nd, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP stunned the Rajya Sabha Wednesday when he lavished praise on the defunct and much-reviled Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) ... Read more...

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India foils 12 terror attacks, says Chidambaram (Roundup)


December 2nd, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India foiled a dozen terror attacks in the last one year but it cannot afford to lower its guard as Pakistan has not changed its approach, ... Read more...

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Banned Hindu outfit chief wants talks with Malaysian PM


November 26th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26 (IANS) The banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has proposed a dialogue with the Malaysian government to discuss the future of the estimated 1.8 million ethnic Indians ... Read more...

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Curbs lifted on Malaysian Indian activist


October 4th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4 (IANS) Malaysian authorities have lifted restrictions on legislator-lawyer M. Manoharan who was the legal advisor of the banned outfit Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf). Manoharan's wife S. ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM to launch party of ethnic Indians


September 25th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 25 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will launch a new party of ethnic Indians that will cement the split in the ranks of the banned Hindu ... Read more...

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Thousands protest 2006 Thai coup (Lead)


September 19th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 19 (DPA) Thousands of supporters of former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra braved a tropical downpour and tight security Saturday to protest on the third anniversary of the 2006 coup that ... Read more...

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Security tight as Bangkok prepares for protests against 2006 coup


September 19th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 19 (DPA) A 6,500-man combined force of police and soldiers equipped with riot gear were on standby Saturday in Bangkok's government district to keep the peace during a planned ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian sues officials over LTTE link charge


September 11th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) Firmly denying any links with Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Malaysian Indian legislator Friday sued senior government officials for defamation. M. Manoharan, a ... 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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Malaysian Indian to be tried for sedition


August 3rd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (IANS) A court will try for sedition a Malaysian Indian leader who published a letter addressed to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on a web site two ... Read more...

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