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Fractured Malaysian mosaic captured in fiction (IANS Book Review)


August 20th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Thunder Demons"; Author: Dipika Mukherjee: Publisher: Gyaana Books; Price: Rs.280; Pages: 272The allure of the Truly Asia slogan that draws tourist hordes to the cultural melting pot that is ... Read more...

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Security alert in Malaysia after Osama killing


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Malaysia's war on terror will not end with Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's death, said security officials who assured people that they were on ... Read more...

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Malay Indian voters to support Barisan Nasional


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 23 (ANI): Indian voters in Malaysia are returning to the country's ruling political coalition Barisan Nasional because the community felt betrayed by opposition party Pakatan Rakyat for not fulfilling ... Read more...

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Malaysia Education Ministry explains race column in varsity application forms


April 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 17 (ANI): Malaysia's Higher Education Ministry has explained that the sub-categories under the "race" column in the Universities' Admissions Unit's online application forms are for authorities to check the ... Read more...

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India, China at par in Malaysian English proficiency survey


April 9th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (IANS) India and China have been placed at par in an English language proficiency survey conducted here. It places Malaysia on top among all Asian nations ... 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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Malaysian community with Indian roots to preserve identity


March 15th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Malaysia's tiny Chitty community, which came here from India long before the Europeans and the Chinese, wants to be designated 'bumiputra' - sons of the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians least likely to kick the butt: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are least likely to quit smoking compared to the Chinese or the Malays, a study has revealed. The Chinese, if male, married and motivated, top ... 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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Malaysian Indian objects to caste system section in school book


December 29th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 29 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian leader Wednesday took exception to teaching school students about the Indian caste system and asked that the book be withdrawn.At least the section touching ... Read more...

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Malaysian parties prepare for snap polls


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Malaysian political parties, including those that represent ethnic Indians, have begun preparing for likely snap polls.The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the oldest and the largest party ... Read more...

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Malay Indians accuse Selangor Govt. of discrimination in giving study loans


November 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Nov.27 (ANI): The Malay Indian community in the state of Selangor has accused the local administration of handing out study loans in a discriminatory manner.It described the allocation of ... Read more...

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Early parliamentary polls likely in Malaysia


November 18th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (IANS) Two successive victories by the ruling alliance in by-elections have sparked speculation about Malaysia's parliamentary poll being advanced.General election tops the agenda of a series of high-level ... Read more...

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Few non-Malays in Malaysian armed forces


November 9th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 9 (IANS) "A lack of patriotism" was one of the possible reasons for the small number of non-Malays in Malaysia's armed forces, Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Tuesday.Chinese ... Read more...

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Use Neem to treat chicken pox the natural way


November 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 04 (ANI): A Chinese physician and a university microbiologist has suggested that a commonly grown herb known as neem (Azadirachta indica) can help in the recovery from chicken pox.While ... Read more...

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Malaysian school for pregnant teens gets its first pupils


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Malaysia's first 'School of Hope' for pregnant teenagers began its work Monday with five girls joining it. Four Malays and an ethnic Chinese students resumed their studies ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM vows to fight racism and extremism


September 16th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 16 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has vowed to fight "racism and extremism" and appealed for public cooperation by being "calm and rational". In a message ... Read more...

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Serial killings in Malaysia


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) The killings of 17 people, including four ethnic Indians, are being linked to last week's sensational murders of four people in Malaysia for which two lawyer brothers ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian party seeks to join ruling coalition


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 3 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP) is pressing for full membership of the Barisan Nasional (BN), the ruling coalition, a party official has said. The MIUP, which is ... 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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School principal under probe for ‘racial slur’ against Malay Indian students


August 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Aug 21 (ANI): Malaysia's Education Ministry has set up a task force to investigate allegations that a school principal in Johor had made racial slurs against her students.The headmistress was alleged ... Read more...

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Malay Chinese chief says principal should go for counselling for non-Malay racist remark


August 17th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Aug.17 (ANI): The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) has demanded that the school principal who had racially described her non-Malay and Malay Indian students as Penumpang (passengers) in the country ... Read more...

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School principal under probe over racist remarks against Malay Indian students


August 16th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kulaijaya, Aug 16 (ANI): The police are investigating a school principal here over reports that she used racist remarks against Malay Indian students during a Merdeka celebration held at the school recently.Kulaijaya ... Read more...

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Brothers jailed for burning church in Malaysia


August 13th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 13 (IANS) Two Malaysian brothers were Friday jailed for five years for burning a church earlier this year. The Metro Tabernacle Church was one of the four Christian ... Read more...

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Malaysia asks Indian-Muslim community to be proud of their heritage


July 13th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (ANI): Malaysia has claimed that the Indian-Muslim community is treated the same as its Malay counterparts even without a proclamation to declare them as 'bumiputras'.According to The Star, ... Read more...

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Malaysia begins national census


July 7th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (IANS) Multi-ethnic Malaysia, which has a significant population of people of Indian origin, began its fifth national head count Wednesday. It was preceded Tuesday night with enumerators making ... Read more...

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Find ways to increase population, Indians urged in Malaysia


July 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 6 (IANS) Religious and welfare organisations must come together to find ways to increase the Indian population in Malaysia, a community leader has said, expressing concern at the dwindling ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt. to recruit more non-Malays for Civil services


June 20th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur June 20 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has said itwould undertake recruitment drive to increase the non-Malayappoinments in the country's civil service to 1,000 within thenext five years. ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Islamist party gives nod to non-Muslim candidates


June 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kota Baru, Jun 12 (ANI): The Parti Islam SeMalaysia, an Islamist political party in Malaysia, has said that non-Muslims can also stand as its candidates in national elections in the future.Pas ... Read more...

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Malay Indian body demands fair scholarship allocation


June 11th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 11 (ANI): An Indian group, the Federation of Malaysian Indian Organisations, has requested the Malaysian Government to review its policy on scholarship allocation, the Daily Star reports.The organisation's President, ... Read more...

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Malaysian lady supports husband’s ‘regular sex’ admission


June 6th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 6 (IANS) Admission by an award-winning teacher that he owes his day-long energy and success to "reading and regular sex every night" has raised hackles in conservative Malaysia. But his ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM hails ethnic Indian voters


April 26th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 26 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has hailed the role of the ethnic Indian voters in Sunday's parliamentary by-poll, which was won by a Malaysian Indian Congress ... Read more...

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Straight fight in Malaysian by-poll: Najib to campaign


April 20th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Najib tun Razak will personally campaign for his alliance's ethnic Indian candidate in a key parliamentary by-election that became a straight fight after two independents ... Read more...

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Another Indian joins Malaysian by-poll fray


April 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (IANS) V.S. Chandran, a businessman of Indian origin, Saturday joined the fray for a Malaysian parliamentary by-poll, raising fears of division of the the ethnic Indian vote.Deputy Prime ... Read more...

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Must win by-poll, Malaysian PM tells Indian party


April 16th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 16 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak Friday asked the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) to win a prestigious by-election to prove that it was not just a ... Read more...

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