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Malaysia launches Chinese-made trains


March 8th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (IANS) Malaysia Thursday launched four Chinese-made electric trains for urban public transport.These are first of the 38 six-coach trains bought by Malaysia for 1.89 billion ringgit ... Read more...

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Three blasts after Malaysian court acquits Anwar (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) At least two people were injured in three explosions near Kuala Lumpur High Court Monday, shortly after opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader acquitted in sodomy case


January 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) A Malaysian high court has acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charge, capping almost two-year-long trial proceedings.The 64-year-old former deputy prime minister was ... 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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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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Malaysia most proficient in English in Asia, 9th globally: Survey


April 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) Malaysia has been rated most proficient nation in the use of English language among Asian countries where English is not the mother tongue. It stands ... 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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Court dismisses Indians’ plea against Malaysian PM


March 25th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) A Malaysian court has dismissed a suit against Prime Minister Najib Razak and five others brought by two ethnic Indian lawyers who say their ... Read more...

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Former MIC Chief Vellu appointed special envoy to India-South Asia on infrastructure


December 13th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (ANI): Former Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President Samy Vellu has been appointed special envoy to India and South Asia on infrastructure, barely a week after he resigned from ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make visa access easier for Indian tourists


July 8th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that he has instructed the Immigration Department to facilitate the issuance of visas easier for Indians visitors.Najib said the ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make visas easier for Indians


July 8th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (IANS) Malaysian immigration authorities have been instructed to facilitate the issuance of visas to make it easier for Indians to visit Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday. Speaking ... Read more...

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Malay-Indian youngsters to discuss community issues with Prime Minister


April 27th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Malaysia, Apr 27 (ANI): Malay-Indian winners of the "The Wish List of Generation 2020"competition will share their vision directly with the Malay Prime Minister Najib Razakon June 12 this year. ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Makkal Sakthi party wants Tamil school nearby


April 27th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Malaysia, Apr 27 (ANI): The Malaysia Makkal Sakthi Party (MMSP) which is lead by R.S. Thanenthiran, is pushing for the construction of a Tamil school in the Serendah region.The proposal is ... Read more...

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Church in Malaysia forgives arsonists


January 21st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Christian Federation of Malaysia Thursday said it had forgiven the arsonists involved in the attacks that took place earlier this month and would pray that they ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s newest Indian party plans to remove chief


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (IANS) The seven-month-old Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party is in the throes of an internal crisis with its secretary general campaigning to remove the party chief. Formed in May and ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni on cloud nine after hearing her songs play on MAS planes


October 9th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 9 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni is delighted that Malaysian Airlines is playing her album on their planes.Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who returned home after ... Read more...

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MIC chief Samy Vellu says he won’t retire before 2012


September 19th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (ANI): Rejecting former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's demand to immediately step down as the Malaysian Indian Congress Chief, S. Samy Vellu has said that he ... Read more...

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44 years after split, Singapore, Malaysia seek better terms


August 8th, 2009 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Kai Portmann Singapore, Aug 8 (DPA) The marriage was unhappy and short-lived. In September 1963, Malaya and Singapore tied the knot to form the state of Malaysia which also included Sarawak and ... Read more...

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Malaysian party to rope in NGOs to woo Indians


July 5th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) wants to rope in a network of NGOs to reach out to the Indian community that it hopes to win back ... Read more...

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Malay Indians need help to buy ASM units: MIC


April 25th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.25 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) is reportedly concerned that many Malay Indians may not have the financial means to take up the 15 per cent quota of ... Read more...

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Wives express relief and joy over HINDRAF leaders release


April 4th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.4 (ANI): The wives of Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leaders R. Kengadharan and V. Ganabatirau are happy over the release of their husbands.Kengadharan's wife, Dr M. Kalaivani, 41, ... Read more...

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Malaysian prime minister resigns (Lead)


April 2nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 2 (DPA) Malaysian prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resigned Thursday after obtaining the consent of the country's constitutional monarch, paving the way for his deputy, Najib Razak, to be ... Read more...

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Malaysian premier resigns as leader of party


March 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 26 (DPA) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Thursday stepped down as leader of the country's ruling party, clearing the way for his deputy, Najib Razak, to become president ... Read more...

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50,000 jobs to be axed in Malaysia


March 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A senior government official said, the global financial crisis blew up in September and nearly twice as many workers could lose their jobs this year as struggling manufacturers cut output that Malaysia ... Read more...

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Malaysian Government to spend billions


March 10th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Malaysian government announced that it will be spending billions of dollars to help due to the bad economy status and seeks to set our a new spending measure, said a source ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indian’s custody death causes Malaysian ministerial row


January 26th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The death of an enthnic Indian youth in police custody Monday led to Malaysian ministers exchanging angry words as the second autopsy report was awaited, a media ... Read more...

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Badawi should step down now, says Mahathir


October 9th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 9 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi should step down immediately and not wait until March, his predecessor and friend-turned-critic Mahathir Mohamad has said.Mahathir said that Badawi, while ... Read more...

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Malaysian blogger jailed under security law


September 23rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 23 (DPA) Malaysia has jailed a popular anti-government internet blogger for two years under a draconian security law that can keep him detained indefinitely without a trial.Raja Petra Kamarudin, ... Read more...

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Ibrahim racing against time to topple Malaysian Government


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): Malaysias opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is fighting sodomy allegations, has said that he is in a race against time as repressive measures are being used to ... Read more...

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Malaysia Govt sets up body to address Indians commercial interests


August 29th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , Aug 29 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reportedly set up a new cabinet sub-committee to champion the commercial interests of the Indian community.The ... Read more...

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Malaysia blocks access to popular news website


August 28th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 28 (DPA) Malaysia Thursday blocked access to a popular news website that often carries anti-government articles, sparking criticism of cyberspace censorship.The extremely popular Malaysia Today website is run by ... Read more...

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‘Retired’ Mahathir not to fight Anwar Ibrahim in polls


August 10th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 10 (IANS) Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said he has "retired from politics" and will not fight Anwar Ibrahim, his old political foe and deputy prime minister, in ... Read more...

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Teacher should apologise for racist slurs: Malaysian Indians


August 6th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 6 (IANS) A secondary school teacher in Malaysia accused of hurling racial slurs at her Indian students has been transferred but the local community refuses to treat the matter ... Read more...

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Scholarships for meritorious Malaysian Indian students


July 14th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 14 (IANS) Meritorious Malaysian Indian students who score 9As and above in the higher secondary schools will be given scholarships from this year to pursue their studies in state ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s PM to step down in 2010


July 10th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Kuala Lumpur, July 10 (DPA) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced Thursday that he will retire in mid-2010, news reports said. Abdullah has been fighting criticism and calls to step down ... Read more...

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