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Steamy scenes in Indian films irk Malaysian group


January 31st, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 (IANS) The Consumer Association of Penang state has complained that Tamil and Hindi movies screened in Malaysian theatres showed "violent and steamy scenes" although the films were vetted ... Read more...

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Abused, beaten Indian workers in Malaysia seek refuge with NGO


January 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 13 (ANI): Thirteen Indian nationals working in Malaysia have sought refuge with a non-governmental group, claiming that their employer has been abusing them.The men, who are working in an ... Read more...

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Malaysian casanova conman nabbed in India


January 11th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 11 (ANI): A Malaysian national has been arrested in India on charges that he had married and cheated at least four women.Police said Ameer, 31, staying in Kasimedu ... 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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‘Endhiran’ embroiled in plagiarism claims by Tamil writer


November 1st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 01 (ANI): Rajnikanth's blockbuster flick 'Endhiran' (Robot) has come under a plagiarism row as a noted Tamil writer has complained that the background of movie was stolen from one ... Read more...

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New party offers Malay Indians fresh political alternative


August 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16 (ANI): The Human Rights Party of Malaysia (HRP) aims to emerge as an alternative platform for the Malay Indian community to help uplift their socio-economic status, the Malaysia ... 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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Malaysian devotees throng to see ‘tree deity’


July 20th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (IANS) Hundreds of Hindu devotees have been going to the Midlands Estate in Shah Alam near here to see a "tree deity" that has come to be known ... Read more...

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Malay Indians in Penang bankrupt after involvement in get rich quick schemes


June 4th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 4 (ANI): Many Indians in the Malaysian state of Penang have gone bankrupt after investing heavily in get-rich-quick schemes.The Star quoted Penang businessman K. Povendran as telling a news ... 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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Hindu temples in Malaysia urged to get Indian religious scholars


March 18th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 18 (ANI): Hindu temples in Malaysia have been urged to appoint religious scholars from India so that they can give advice to the people who visit the places of ... 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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Tamil schools to be relocated in Malay Indian areas for more enrolment


December 31st, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): The Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party (MMSP) has recommended that Tamil schools with low enrolment to be relocated to areas with a substantial number of Indians to get ... Read more...

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More working women among Malaysian Indians seeking divorce


December 28th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 28 (IANS) A growing number of working women of Indian origin have begun to divorce their husbands, particularly those who do not work, says a report in a Tamil ... 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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Provide Tamil option for customers, Malay banks urged


September 28th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep.28 (ANI): Appeals by Malay Indian customers to banks to give due recognition to the Tamil language have fallen on deaf ears.According to an editorial in the Malaysia Nanban, Indian ... Read more...

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Dissatisfied over low pay 78 Indian workers return from Malaysia


September 10th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (ANI): Seventy-Eight Indian nationals who sought refuge in the Batu Caves temple last month have been flown back home by the Indian High Commission.Commission chief secretary Sudhir Kumar ... Read more...

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Universiti Malaya’s Indian Studies Department told to unite Indian community


September 5th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 5 (ANI): The staff of Universiti Malaya's Indian Studies Department have been urged to set aside their differences and work towards uniting the Malay Indian community.In its editorial, ... Read more...

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Malaysian banks are refusing to accept Tamil written cheques, says MP


June 18th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 18 (ANI): An opposition MP has expressed surprise that local banks are still refusing to honour cheques written in Tamil, the Malaysia Nanban reports.Seremban MP John Fernandez, who is ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Kedah Government criticized for failing to fulfill promises


May 15th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 15 (ANI): The government in Malaysia's Kedah province has been criticized in the Malaysia Nanban for failing to fulfill promises made to the Indian community.Alternative Action Team chief B. ... Read more...

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160 new Tamil schools to be built nationwide


February 17th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.17 (ANI): About 160 new Tamil schools will be built across Malaysia, while 50 or 60 more which are facing problems will be refurbished within a year, The Star ... 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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Malaysian Government told to release funds for Tamil schools


January 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.14 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has been asked to release the RM 50 million for Tamil schools under the 2009 Budget. KLANG MP Charles Santiago made the appeal, the Malaysia ... Read more...

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250 Malay Tamil families may not celebrate Pongal


January 13th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.13 (ANI): About 250 Malay Indian and Malay Tamil families in the Kampung Pandan Indian settlement are worried that they would not be able to celebrate Pongal (Harvest Festival) ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians urged to join Malaysian armed forces


December 10th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 10 (IANS) Young Malaysian Indians should join the country's armed forces, a former soldier has said, lamenting that the number of those coming forward at present was "discouraging".Negri Sembilan ... Read more...

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Dont deregister Tamil schools with few students in Malaysia: TYBC


July 29th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (ANI): National Council of Tamil Youth Bell Club (TYBC) has urged Malaysian Education Ministry to not deregister schools with 50 or fewer children.TYBC president P. Ponniah said ... Read more...

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Welfare body chief says Malay Indians must fill 10 pct of places in varsities”


July 16th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 16 (ANI): Malay Indian political leaders have been urged to ensure that Indian students fill at least 10 percent of places in universities. According to a Malaysia Nanban report, ... 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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Malaysia sets up foundation to look into welfare of Tamil schools


May 27th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 27 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has decided to set up a Tamil Schools Foundation (TSF) to look into the welfare and maintenance of the 523 Tamil schools in ... Read more...

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MoU on Indian workers to be inked soon


May 23rd, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (ANI): Malaysia has finalised the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the employment of Indian migrant workers and is set to sign the document with New Delhi once ... Read more...

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Malaysia may declare holiday for Tamil festival


April 9th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 9(IANS) Malaysia's Kedah state may declare Tamil festival Thaipusam a state holiday, its Mentri Besar (chief minister) Azizan Abdul Razak said. He was quoted as saying in Tamil journal ... Read more...

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