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Indian, Bangladeshis held in Malaysia (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Eighty-one illegal migrants, including an Indian, two Pakistanis and 33 Bangladeshis, have been detained in Malaysia.In a joint operation by 12 Malaysian government agencies, 81 illegal ... Read more...

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BBC apologises for broadcasting paid documentaries


February 13th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The BBC has apologised for broadcasting documentaries made by a TV company that was paid millions of pounds by clients.The group issued an apology to 74 ... Read more...

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41 Malaysian government websites hacked


June 16th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) At least 41 Malaysian government websites were hacked and defaced by a group protesting the authorities' move to shut down several free file-sharing websites in ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga defends Rebecca Black


March 24th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rebecca Black has received the kind of encouragement that she could only dream of. The singer when she appeared on Jay Leno’s show endured embarrassing moments ... Read more...

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Conflicting statements by Malaysian government create confusion over Indian workers


March 6th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Johor Baru, Mar.6 (ANI): Indian Businessmen in Malaysia who rely on workers from India are confused and angry over conflicting views on their status by the Human Resources Ministry and the Home ... Read more...

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Malaysia allows entry of 45,000 foreign workers


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 1 (IANS) The Malaysian government has allowed recruitment of 45,000 foreign workers in at least 13 business sectors hit by manpower shortage. A large number of the workers ... Read more...

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Malaysian govt. approves 45,000 foreign worker slots for Indian business community


February 28th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (ANI): The Malaysian government has approved the intake of 45,000 foreign workers for the Indian business community.These foreigners would reportedly be placed in 13 sectors, including restaurants, ... Read more...

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Malaysian government and MIC’s new campaign to help ’stateless Indians’


February 17th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lampur, Feb.17 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian congress along with the Malaysian government are finally addressing the longstanding issues bedevilling local Indians - the lack of official documents.Nearly 40,000 Indians in the ... Read more...

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Malaysian govt. accepts Malay Chinese proposal on foreign workers


February 12th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 12 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has reportedly accepted proposals of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) to address problems like labour shortage and the strict process of hiring foreign workers faced ... Read more...

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Yassin brushes aside former US envoy’s ‘Malaysia tolerated ethnic factionalism’ views


February 11th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has brushed off former US Ambassador John Malott John Malott's criticism that Kuala Lumpur had tolerated ethnic factionalism, saying his comments ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM says Egyptian-style protests won’t work


February 7th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 7 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has warned against any attempt to usurp power in Malaysia through demonstrations like those in Egypt."Don't think that what is happening ... Read more...

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Malaysian team to study mosque structures in Kerala (Lead superseding earlier story)


January 31st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Jan 31 (IANS) A Malaysian team will arrive next month to study mosque structures in Kerala as a collaborative venture between the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) and Madin Islamic ... Read more...

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Malaysia to amend textbook after ethnic Indians’ objection


January 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The Malaysian government Friday said a textbook, which was objected to by ethnic Indians because of references to the caste system, would be amended.A committee of experts ... Read more...

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Book row: Malaysian government to talk to MIC leaders


January 25th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 25 (IANS) The Malaysian government will talk to Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) leaders this week to resolve the controversy over a school text book that has references to the ... Read more...

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Malaysia to help ethnic Indians get official documents


January 24th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 24 (IANS) About 30,000 ethnic Indians are expected to be registered next month in the Malaysian government's exercise to help them obtain official documents such as birth certificates and ... Read more...

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Malaysia to sweeten sugarless drink prices


January 11th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 11 (IANS) The Malaysian government is considering to cut prices of sugarless beverages, as part of the campaign that it unleashed two years ago when sugar imports from India ... Read more...

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‘My Daftar’ campaign for Malay Indians to be launched in Feb 2011


December 30th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Dec. 30 (ANI): The Malaysian Government will launch a nationwide "My Daftar" campaign from February 19 to 26, 2011 in an effort to resolve problems faced by Malay Indians who ... 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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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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Malaysia denies WikiLeaks expose on two firms


December 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 4 (IANS) The Malaysian government has cleared its two firms of any wrongdoing and denied the recent expose by whistleblower WikiLeaks which said the companies were involved with Iran ... Read more...

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Malaysia makes medical cover mandatory for foreign workers


November 29th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29 (IANS) The Malaysian government has made medical cover compulsory for foreign workers, including Indians, and has said their work permits will not be renewed if insurance cover was ... Read more...

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A Little India in KL, amid underlying ethnic tension (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, Oct 27 (IANS) The festoons were up, traditional kolams had been painted on the tiled streets and dancers swayed to music as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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alay Indians well placed to bridge friendship between India, Malaysia: PM


October 27th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27(ANI): Visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday praised the Indian community in Malaysia for their contribution to the country's development.Dr. Singh, who is on the ... Read more...

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A Little India is born, but what of ethnic tensions


October 27th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) The festoons were up, traditional kolams had been painted on the swept tiled streets, and dancers swayed to music as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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India determined to overcome constraint of inadequate infrastructure: PM


October 27th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Oct. 27 (ANI): India is determined to overcome the constraint of inadequate infrastructure, visiting Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Wednesday.Participating in the Khazanah Global Lecture ... Read more...

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Malaysia party appeals to Indian PM to highlight discrimination against Indian minorities


October 27th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Oct. 27 (ANI): A Malaysian party has urged visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to highlight alleged discrimination against Indian minorities during his visit to the country.According ... Read more...

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Little India lights up to receive Manmohan, Razak (Second Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Kuala Lumpur, Oct 26 (IANS) Diwali is still some days away but the Little India business area here has already been lit up as it prepares to receive Indian ... Read more...

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Malaysia plans to boost over 15000 Indian smallholders’ livelihood


September 10th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10(ANI): The Malaysian government has decided to introduce a cooperatives programme to uplift the livelihood of over 15,000 Indians working in small plantations in Segamat.Malaysian Deputy Plantation Industries and ... Read more...

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Malay Govt. hoping to win back Malay Indian vote with aid project


August 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug.17 (ANI):The Malaysian Government and the Malay Indian leadership is facing a major challenge in trying to redress issues of identity and financial hardship faced by rural Malay Indians.Keen to ... Read more...

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Task force resolves first 1,000 Malay Indians socio-economic cases


August 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Selangor (Malaysia), Aug.16 (ANI): A special task force appointed by the Malaysian Government's Cabinet Committee for the Indian Community, has reportedly resolved the first 1,000 cases involving various social problems related ... Read more...

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Malaysia pledges $1 mn aid to flood-hit Pakistan


August 6th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 6 (IANS) The Malaysian government has announced aid of $1 million to help people in flood-hit Pakistan. "The government of Malaysia hopes the contribution will help alleviate the suffering of ... Read more...

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Punjab Police asks Malaysia to detain four Sikh militants


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.2 (ANI): Punjab Police have warned Sikh militants not to use Malaysia as a base to launch terror strikes on India or, to destabilise the October Commonwealth Games in New ... Read more...

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Two women appointed to male-dominant Malaysian Sharia court bench


July 30th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (ANI): Two Malaysian women have been cleared to hear the same cases as their male colleagues in Sharia court.According to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM), they will ... Read more...

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No proof of Sikh militant group base in Malaysia


July 29th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) The Malaysian government has denied a report from India that a Sikh militant group has set up a base outside the national capital and that at least ... Read more...

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Malaysia asked to give two-day break for Deepavali


July 12th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jul 12 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has been asked to consider declaring two days public holiday on the occasion of DeepavaliA Malaysian Indian Congress delegate N. Thevar said that this ... Read more...

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