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Indian businesses against street protests in Malaysia


July 1st, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) The Indian business community in Malaysia has said it is strongly against the holding of street demonstrations.The 12 Indian chambers of commerce and 13 trade ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress to contest seats lost in 2008 poll


May 30th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), upbeat at its improved prospects, has said it will seek to re-contest all the seats it lost in the ... 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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Indian Malaysians all set to herald in New Year


April 11th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 11 (IANS) Entertainers from India, including music director Vijay Anthony, singers Neha Bhasin and Naresh Iyer and dancers Ragasia and Meghna Naidu, are all set to enthral ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu to promote infrastructure projects in India


April 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (IANS) Ethnic Indian leader S. Samy Vellu's task as Malaysia's special envoy to India and South Asia is to promote infrastructure projects in these countries ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Report


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are "drifting away" from opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and are veering back to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), a ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian party readying for general election


April 1st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) With its key ethnic Indian partner Friday postponing organisational polls, Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) alliance is preparing for a general election likely this ... Read more...

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For ethnic Indians, Malaysia makes changes to textbook


March 25th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) References to the Hindu caste system have been removed from a novel prescribed for school students that offended sections of Malaysia's ethnic Indian community, says ... Read more...

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Consider views of Indian panelists on ‘Interlok’ issue: MIC Chief


March 19th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar.19 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress President G. Palanivel has asked the government to take the views of the three Indian representatives on the Interlok panel seriously.He said in a statement ... Read more...

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Book row: Malaysian-Indians to stay in review panel


March 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 18 (IANS) Three Malaysian-Indian members of a panel, looking into the contents of a controversial novel detailing the Hindu caste system, will remain part of the team ... Read more...

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Malaysian parliament shuns debate on novel opposed by Indians


March 17th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament has rejected a motion to debate a controversial book that has upset sections of ethnic Indian community for having references to the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader restrained from registering members


March 8th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (IANS) The Kuala Lumpur High Court has restrained prominent ethnic Indian leader Samy Vellu from registering more members into a business organisation whose working is under ... 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 PM disapproves of protests by ethnic Indian group


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has criticised a banned organisation of Indians whose supporters courted arrest to demand withdrawal of a school book they say ... 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 PM hosts those who follow him on Twitter


February 21st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who is a regular blogger, played host to over 600 people from among thousands who follow him on Twitter ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress has new secretary general


February 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the country's largest Indian-based party, has a new secretary general in S. Murugessan who was appointed with immediate effect amid speculation of ... 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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Malay Indian body demands more focus on community issues.


February 14th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.14 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress president, G. Palanivel has requested the government to provide a second Tamil news slot on Radio Televisyen Malaysia that may focus exclusively on the community ... Read more...

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Form Malay Indian voter group to address community issues, says leader


February 7th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.7 (ANI): An Indian voters' association should be established to consistently and continuously address issues facing the community, Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) central working committee member S. Vell Paari has ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians among Malaysia’s title awardees


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 2 (IANS) M. Kayveas, who heads the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), a constituent of the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN), is among the ethnic Indians who are recipients ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian lawmaker quits party, alliance


January 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker N. Gobalakrishnan has resigned from the membership of People's Justice Party (PKR) and the opposition alliance People's Alliance (PR) after falling out with its ... 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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Book burning by Malaysian Indians sparks debate


January 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Burning of copies of a book that refers to caste system among Malaysian Indians, allegedly by some Hindu groups, has triggered an animated debate.The point being ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian-led party seeks to join ruling alliance


January 10th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) A minor multi-racial party led by a Malaysian Indian leader has sought admission to the ruling alliance Barisan Nasional (BN), ahead of the general election that is ... Read more...

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Malay Indian leader Palanivel figuring out ways to accept sacked members


January 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 4 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress' (MIC) Information Chief P. Kamalanathan has said that the party's President, G. Palanivel is trying to figure out ways to accept earlier sacked ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader to seek more business ties in India


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 3 (IANS) Malaysian Indian leader S. Samy Vellu will begin his new assignment this week as his countrty's special envoy to South Asia by seeking more business ties ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu to begin special envoy duties with India visit this week


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 3 (ANI): Samy Vellu, the former Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) chief who assumed duties as the country's special envoy with ministerial rank on infrastructure to India and South ... Read more...

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Malaysia to review textbook depicting Indian caste system


January 1st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS)A textbook for school students that talks about caste system among the ethnic Indians is being reviewed following concerns expressed by the community, a senior Malaysian official has ... Read more...

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Honour sought for Malaysian Indian football coach


January 1st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS) Malaysia's national football coach, K. Rajagopal, under whom the country won the AFF Suzuki Cup, should be honoured with Datukship, the traditional knighthood, the Malaysian Indian Congress ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian sisters set new endurance record


December 31st, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (IANS) Two ethnic Indian sisters - aged four and eight - from Penang state made it into the Malaysia Book of Records in an extraordinary feat of strength ... 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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`Syndicates exploiting Indian girls in Malaysia’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 21 (IANS) Syndicates are targeting Indian teenaged girls, luring them to take pictures or videos of themselves, blackmailing them into having sex and forcing some into prostitution, an official ... Read more...

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MIC Chief Palanivel urges party leadership to win back Indians’ hearts and minds


December 19th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President G. Palanivel has urged the party leadership and its members to work hard towards winning back the hearts and minds of the ... Read more...

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