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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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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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Malaysia vying for projects in India worth billions: Samy Vellu


March 9th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar.9 (ANI): Malaysian Envoy to India and South Asia on Infrastructure S. Samy Vellu has said that Malaysia is vying for at least five mega projects in India worth ... Read more...

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Valentine’s Day not appropriate for Muslims: Malaysian DPM


February 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (ANI): Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is meant to guide and advise Muslims to stay away from the Valentine's ... 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 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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Parts of Malaysian school textbook hurtful to Indians’ sentiments to be edited


January 28th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the novel 'Interlok' would continue to be considered as a textbook in the literature component of the Bahasa ... 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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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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Malaysian PM may opt for early parliamentary poll


October 24th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 24 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak may opt for parliamentary polls - nearly two years ahead of schedule, a media report said Sunday.Addressing the 61st general assembly ... Read more...

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Malaysia to expand ’sex education’ in schools nationwide to battle plague of abortions


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 2 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has said that the government would extend 'sex education' classes in schools nationwide to deal with the rising rate of abortion ... 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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Malaysian Deputy PM urges country to learn economic transformation, vibrancy from India


September 7th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 7 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has urged his country to take lessons from India and adopt Gandhian principles on how to transform the economy and become ... Read more...

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Students should not be forced to wear headscarf: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister


August 29th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 29(ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the incident in which school teachers forced a female Muslim student to wear headscarf should have been avoided.Yassin, ... Read more...

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Tamil school saved from closure in Malaysia


August 20th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), Aug 20 (IANS) A decades-old Tamil school near here will not be closed down to respect the sentiments of the ethnic Indians who had planned protects to preserve their heritage. ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps visa on arrival facility for Indians, Chinese


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Aug 3 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said the visa-on-arrival (VOA) facility offered to visitors from eight countries, including India has been scrapped permanently because it was open to ... 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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Malaysia to recruit more Tamil teacher


July 1st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) The Malaysian government plans to recruit more Tamil and Chinese language teachers from next year to fully implement its Pupils Own Language (POL) policy in 7,000 primary ... Read more...

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Malaysian education ministry may make Mandarin, Tamil compulsory


June 14th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 14 (ANI): The education ministry of Malaysia is looking into a proposal to make the learning of Mandarin and Tamil language teachers compulsory in national schools.Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Malaysia to offer Indian transit travelers visa free entry from July


May 25th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), May 25 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has said that from July this year, transit travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will not need a visa to enter the ... Read more...

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No crisis in Malaysian Indian Congress, leaders tell PM


May 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IANS) There is no major crisis in the Malaysian Indian Congress, its senior leaders have assured Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak after a group of dissidents demanded ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt offers amnesty to illegal workers


May 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
May 21 (ANI): The Malaysian Government is offering illegal foreign workers a chance to return home without facing action. Authorities have, however, said they will increase the levy based on the number ... Read more...

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I am no racist: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister


April 16th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 16(ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin insists he was not being racist when he said he was Malay first and Malaysian second.Yassin said he was merely evaluating the ... Read more...

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Indian party nominee to contest Malaysian by-poll


April 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 15 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) candidate was Thursday fielded in a parliamentary by-election by the ruling coalition, but party chief S. Samy Vellu was denied his ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM goes into damage control mode, defends “Malay first” deputy


April 2nd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr. 2 (ANI): While Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has left no stone unturned to publicize his 1Malaysia concept which aims at alleviating differences among Indian, Chinese and Malay ... Read more...

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Tamil schools, literature not neglected in Malaysia (Lead)


March 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 31 (IANS) Amidst vehement criticism by the Indian ethnic minority that Tamil schools and literature are being treated as "step-children" in Malaysia, the deputy prime minister has said these ... Read more...

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‘Chinese, Tamil schools not neglected in Malaysia’


March 31st, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 31 (IANS) Chinese and Tamil language schools are not being treated as step-children, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said after minority ethnic groups claimed such institutions were ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt. to study recruitment of foreign workers, outsourcing companies


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Feb 23(ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said the Government will set up a laboratory to study the recruitment of foreign workers and the role of outsourcing companies ... Read more...

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Respect our law, Malaysia tells US and Australia


February 20th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Malaysia Saturday asked the United States, Australia and other critics to respect its laws and not criticise the ongoing trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim charged with ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress welcomes Govt’s decision to allow Indian students to take extra subjects


December 5th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 4 (ANI): The Malaysian Government's decision to allow Indian students to take two additional subjects in the SPM examination has been welcomed by the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC).MIC ... Read more...

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Efforts on to save Malaysian tiger


November 4th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 4 (IANS) An action plan has been mooted to save the critical endangered Malaysian tiger that numbers less than 500. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the country could ... Read more...

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Malay Indian party wants Tamil schools to stay in Malaysia


October 31st, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 31 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress is against the idea of having a single-stream education system, saying that the presence of vernacular schools will not hamper national unity. ... Read more...

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Malaysian Deputy PM clears proposal for extra Deepavali school holiday


October 8th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Oct.8 (ANI): Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has reportedly cleared a proposal that instructs state education directors to approve requests from schools for an extra day off on October ... Read more...

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Extra Deepavali holiday for Malaysian Indian school kids


October 8th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 8 (IANS) Malaysian Indian school children will get an extra day off to enjoy the coming Deepavali festival, the government has decided following numerous requests from schools and parents. Deputy ... Read more...

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