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After Japan crisis, Malaysia undecided on n-power plants


March 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) Malaysia has said it is yet to take a final decision on building two nuclear power plants in the wake of the nuclear crisis in ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM applauds ethnic Indian player via Twitter


January 18th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has congratulated national hockey goalkeeper and ethnic Indian S. Kumar on being named Asia's best player for 2010 - through ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM calls for racial unity on Eid


September 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Tear down the walls of suspicion and discard prejudices, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has said while greeting his countrymen on Eid, which is known ... Read more...

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Mahathir backs English teaching in Malaysia


August 11th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 11 (IANS) Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has strongly backed the continuance of English language teaching in Malaysia, saying this "will not make us less patriotic." He has joined ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian woman wants her conversion to Islam invalidated


August 4th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
George Town (Malaysia), Aug 4 (IANS) An ethnic Indian housewife in Malaysia Wednesday said she would appeal against a civil court ruling that heard her plea questioning her conversion to Islam when ... Read more...

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Fresh twist in Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial has got a new twist following reports of "romantic relations" between the man who is alleged to have been sodomised ... Read more...

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India’s Congress party invited for Malaysian meet


July 29th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) India's ruling Congress is among the 48 political parties invited to attend an international forum organised by Malaysia's United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). The international forum featuring representatives ... Read more...

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Rakesh Sharma to attend Malaysian astronaut’s wedding


July 28th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 28 (IANS) India's Rakesh Sharma will be among the 100 astronauts converging here to attend the wedding of Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Shukor's wedding with Halina Mohammed Yunos ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader reveals alibi at sodomy trial


May 31st, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 31 (DPA) Lawyers for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Monday that he has an alibi showing that he was not present at a flat when he is alleged ... Read more...

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Anwar Ibrahim’s 1998 sacking was lawful: Malaysian court


March 8th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (IANS) Malaysia's Federal Court Monday ruled that the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim as deputy prime minister and finance minister 11 years ago was lawful. Court of Appeal president Alauddin ... Read more...

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Malaysia to continue flying MiG-29Ns for five more years


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 23 (IANS) Ten MiG-29Ns, serviced and maintained by India, will continue to fly with the Royal Malaysian Air Force for at least five more years, thanks to the country's ... Read more...

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Media barred from Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy trial


February 4th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 4 (IANS) The media was barred Thursday from entering the courtroom as Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim faced a second trial on charge of sodomy. The people concerned visited ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM’s ex-aide being probed for sedition


February 4th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 4 (IANS) An investigation was launched Thursday against Nasir Safar, who resigned as a special officer to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, for sedition after he spoke against the ... Read more...

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Sultan breaks protocol, helps Malaysian Indian award recipient


December 13th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor broke protocol to steady 84-year-old Malaysian Indian Sundraledchimy Maheswaran as she walked back to her seat after being conferred a title ... Read more...

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English only in courts, two Malaysian states insist (Lead)


December 11th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 11 (IANS) A Malaysian court's decision to reject opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's appeal on the ground that it was not filed in Bahasa Malaysia has been contested by two ... Read more...

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Make English second official language, Malaysia urged


December 11th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 11 (IANS) A leading Malaysian Indian lawyer-lawmaker wants the constitution to be amended to make English the second official language to enable its free use in courts. Reacting to a ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress chief may step down soon


September 20th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu may step down earlier than scheduled as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said Sunday he will meet him ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu says sorry, Mahathir says doesn’t matter


September 18th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 18 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) chief S. Samy Vellu has said 'sorry' for the insulting remark made by one of his party colleagues against former prime minister ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian who wanted shoe garland for Mahathir punished


September 15th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) A delegate at the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) meet who suggested that a "shoe garland" be placed around former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's photo has been ... Read more...

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Poll-eve charges before Malaysian Indian Congress meet


September 11th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Aspirants for Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) party posts are trading charges on the eve of the party's plenary meeting Saturday. S. Subramaniam, a former MIC deputy president ... Read more...

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Caning of ex-model: Malaysia tries to keep moderate image


August 26th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (IANS) The Malaysian leadership Wednesday rallied to keep the nation's reputation as moderate and multi-racial following the punishment to an ex-model who could be the first woman to ... Read more...

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Malaysia plans ‘filtering system’ on Internet


August 9th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 9 (IANS) Malaysia plans to introduce a "filtering system" on Internet to cleanse it of pornography, but the authorities have been cautioned against censoring political content. Confirmation about the government's ... Read more...

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Najib Razak sworn in Malaysian PM (Lead)


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak, son of a former premier, was sworn in Friday morning as Malaysia's sixth prime minister. He took over from Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who stepped down ... Read more...

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Najib Razak is new Malaysian PM


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak was sworn in Friday morning as Malaysia's sixth prime minister, succeeding Abdullah Ahmed Badawi who resigned Thursday. Razak was administered the oath of office, ... Read more...

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Malaysian prime minister resigns (Lead)


April 2nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 2 (DPA) Malaysian prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resigned Thursday after obtaining the consent of the country's constitutional monarch, paving the way for his deputy, Najib Razak, to be ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Badawi to quit as prime minister next week


March 28th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 28 (IANS) Malaysia prepared for a smooth political transition Saturday with Abdullah Ahmed Badawi announcing that he would meet the royal constitutional head of state Thursday to express ... Read more...

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Sedition charge against Malaysian Indian lawmaker


March 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) A court in Malaysia Tuesday pressed a sedition charge against ethnic Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh for "threatening to sue" Perak state's royal constitutional head, Sultan Azlan Shah. The ... Read more...

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Pick clean cabinet, Mahathir tells incoming Malaysian PM


March 15th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Malaysia's long-time Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has asked Najib Tun Razak, who is expected to take over as prime minister next month, to pick his team "carefully" ... Read more...

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Anwar Ibrahim to face another trial on sodomy charge


March 6th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 6 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be tried by a high court bench on charge of sodomy - the same accusation he faced a decade back when ... Read more...

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Loss of Perak state splits Malaysian opposition


February 9th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 9 (IANS) The loss of Perak state has caused a rift in Malaysia's opposition alliance and an ethnic Indian leader has asked alliance chief Anwar Ibrahim to quit. Karpal Singh, ... Read more...

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Malaysian rulers to have final say on yoga ban


November 26th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26 (IANS) The Sultans, the constitutional heads in Malaysian states, have cautioned against a hasty enforcement of an edict banning yoga exercises for Muslims, indicating that they, and the ... Read more...

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Mahathir wants Malaysian kids to learn swimming


November 9th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 9 (IANS) Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad admits to not being able to swim. But he wants parents to ensure that their wards can.Mahathir, who was the longest serving prime minister, ... Read more...

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Son-in-law says he did not cause Badawi’s exit


October 10th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 10 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's son-in-law says he is not to blame for the premature exit of his father-in-law. Badawai is slated to leave office next ... Read more...

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Badawi should step down now, says Mahathir


October 9th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 9 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi should step down immediately and not wait until March, his predecessor and friend-turned-critic Mahathir Mohamad has said.Mahathir said that Badawi, while ... Read more...

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Malaysian prime minister to make way for deputy


September 27th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 27 (IANS) Weakened after the March poll debacle when the ruling alliance's majority was reduced drastically, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will hand over power to his deputy ... Read more...

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