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Malaysia Education Ministry explains race column in varsity application forms


April 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 17 (ANI): Malaysia's Higher Education Ministry has explained that the sub-categories under the "race" column in the Universities' Admissions Unit's online application forms are for authorities to check the ... Read more...

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Illegitimate births rise among Malay Indians


March 21st, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Illegitimate births are on the rise among ethnic Indians in Malaysia.Although Indians form only eight percent of the 28 million population, there have been more ... Read more...

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Malaysian men getting hitched to foreign women for a price


February 20th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (ANI): Some Malaysian men are being paid to marry women from China, Vietnam and other neighbouring countries so that these women can obtain visas to stay longer in ... 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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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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Malay-Indians thronging to MyIndians.com to solve ID, documentation problems


January 21st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (ANI): Around 2,000 people belonging to the Malay-Indian community visited the MyIndians.com web portal booth to sort out their identification and documentation problems.The Star quoted one of the ... Read more...

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Malaysia to set up special counters to help Indians without documents


January 18th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (ANI): Malaysia's National Registration Department (NRD) offices will set up special counters next month under the "MyDaftar" campaign to address documentation problems involving the Indian community.The counters will ... Read more...

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Sex-change man cannot be registered as woman: Malaysian court


January 8th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (IANS) A high court in Malaysia has dismissed the application of a 35-year-old man, who underwent a sex-change operation more than four years ago, to change the gender ... Read more...

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Malaysia to resolve ethnic Indians’ citizenship issues


December 31st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (IANS) Malaysia will launch a nationwide "My Daftar" (my office) campaign next February to resolve problems faced by ethnic Indians who do not have relevant documents pertaining to ... Read more...

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Many of 128,000 Malaysian voters above 85 missing from electoral roll


December 13th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (ANI): A majority of Malaysians aged 85 years and above don't figure in the country's electoral records.According to a News Strait Times report, the names of most ... Read more...

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Malaysian task force to help Indian members resolve their problems


September 21st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 21 (ANI): Malaysia's Special Implementation Task Force for Indians will have a meet-the-people in Kulim on Saturday to know about their problems.Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam said during ... Read more...

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Converts to Islam should go public: Malaysian Muslim clergy


September 1st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 1 (IANS) Malaysia's Muslim religious leaders Wednesday supported the government's proposal to get converts to Islam to publicly announce their religious status, saying this would avoid future family disputes. They ... Read more...

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Indian envoy in Malaysia says no foreigner permitted to register as voter


July 21st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (ANI): Foreigners, regardless of their duration of stay in India, are not permitted to register themselves as voters in the country, said Indian High Commissioner Vijay Gokhale.According to ... Read more...

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Fresh hope for Indian-Malaysian woman to have her Malaysian citizenship restored


July 6th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Jul 6 (ANI): Malaysia's Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) will be meeting with officers from the Home Ministry to discuss the case of a Malaysia-born woman who has been living in ... Read more...

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Woman loses Malaysian citizenship as name in India voters’ list


July 5th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) A Malaysia-born woman has become stateless after her citizenship was cancelled on the ground that her name appeared in a voter registration list in India. Mageswari Koothan, ... Read more...

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Identity crisis for Indian with Chinese name


March 14th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 14 (IANS) Malaysian Indian hawker Philip Choong Kim Hoong has a Chinese name that is getting him nowhere as officials insist that information on his birth certificate is false. Adopted ... Read more...

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Hindu woman battling conversion claims in Malaysia


November 25th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
George Town (Malaysia), Nov. 25 (ANI): A Hindu born woman in Malaysia is fighting a court battle to prove that she was not converted to Islam by her father when she was ... Read more...

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India-born siblings get Malaysian citizenship after 30 years


November 13th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 13 (ANI): Two Malay-Indian siblings have obtained their Malaysian citizenship after remaining state-less for more that 30 years.After their 30-year-long struggle, a Malaysian High Court on Thursday declared that ... Read more...

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Indians among 92 given Malaysian citizenship after 20-year wait


September 17th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) The long wait of over two decades has ended for 92 people, many of them ethnic Indians, who were granted Malaysian citizenship as part of the government's ... Read more...

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Malay centenarian’s shown 23yrs younger in national records!


September 15th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 15 (ANI): She claims to be 107 years old, but the National Registration Department's records in Malaysia show her to be only 84.The revelation about Mek Wook Kondor, ... Read more...

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Malay robber’s bail posting wife turns out to be sari-clad man!


June 25th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jun 25 (ANI): A woman, who appeared in the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur to post bail for her husband, caused a major stir when it was discovered that "she" ... Read more...

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HINDRAF must file an appeal first, says Malaysian Home Minister


May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), May 12 (ANI): The ban on HINDRAF will be reviewed if the organisation makes an appeal to the Malaysian Home Ministry to reconsider its status, said the country's Home Minister ... Read more...

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A Malaysian Christian man gets rid of his Muslim name


March 7th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A man in Malaysia, was given an Islamic name at birth and was a Christian, a rare victory for religious minorities in this Muslim-majority nation, in an Islamic court.The man's original identity ... Read more...

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Malaysian man raised as Christian but having Muslim father ruled non-Muslim


March 7th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 7 (ANI): A 60-year-old man, who was raised as a Christian but has a Muslim father, was declared non-Muslim by the local Sharia court. Mohammad Shah, who was baptised ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian woman sues government for detention


November 15th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), Nov 15 (IANS) An ethnic Indian woman who spent 11 months at an immigration depot on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant has sued the government for RM6 million ($150,000 ... Read more...

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Malaysian stranded in India for 31 years


October 20th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 (IANS) Malaysia-born C.K. Ravindran, who went to India for studies, has been stranded in the country for the past 31 years as Malaysian authorities have refused to renew ... Read more...

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‘Stateless’ Malaysian Indian seeks royal help to get identity card


September 25th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 25 (IANS) A Malaysian man of Indian origin has decided to approach Sultan Azlan Shah, the royal constitutional head of Perak state, to acquire a permanent identification document denied ... Read more...

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MIC asks govt. to help Indians without ID, birth certificates


September 24th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 24 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the Government to set up a special unit to handle the issue of Malay Indians without birth certificates and identity ... Read more...

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Tamil woman identified as Malaysian after 11 months’ detention


September 11th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) A Tamil woman has been identified as a Malaysian national by the country's human rights body after 11 months in detention, when she fell seriously ill.Rajeswary Murugiah, ... Read more...

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Declared boy at birth, Malaysian Indian girl forced to leave school


July 26th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 26 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian girl has had to drop out of school here because her birth certificate registered her as a boy. T. Gomathy has not managed to ... Read more...

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Malaysian citizenship of two Indian brothers restored


May 4th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (IANS) Two Tamil brothers have had their citizenship "restored" after the Malaysian government corrected what turned out to be "a technical error" in their birth certificates. Because of ... Read more...

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Call us Malays and not Indians


March 3rd, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 3 (ANI): Members of the Malaysian Indian Muslim Youth Movement (Gepima) want to be known as Malays and not Indians.And they do not think this is an outrageous ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Muslims want to be called Malays


March 3rd, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, March 3 (IANS) Members of the Malaysian Indian Muslim community want to be known as Malays and not Indians and want the law to be rationalised in their favour. The ... Read more...

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