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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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Malaysian Hindu body challenges registration denial


May 26th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) A banned body that claims to speak for Hindus in Malaysia has sought a judicial review of the government's rejection of its plea for ... Read more...

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Malaysians get easy online access to PM


May 26th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, already in blogosphere tweeting to citizens, will next month introduce two new interactive platforms - a mobile application (app) ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s ‘Mother Mangalam’ turns 85


May 17th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Malaysian Indian social worker A. Mangalam, who turned 85 Tuesday, is a self-confessed worry-wart who never stops worrying about her 'children'."That is my defect. I ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM seeks ‘global movement of moderates’


May 17th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged for "a global movement of moderates".Addressing a gathering ... Read more...

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Family robs gas station - of chocolates, cigarettes


May 16th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 16 (IANS) It was an armed robbery with a difference. An entire family raided a petrol station in Johor Baru - only to rob cigarettes and chocolates.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaysian PM counsels calm on `Christian takeover’ reports


May 9th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has appealed for calm after postings on blogs claimed that opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) was "to elect a Christian ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM says he is touched by spirit of Sikhs


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Three new gurdwaras will come up in Malaysia on plots of land allotted by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak who says he is "touched by ... Read more...

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Security alert in Malaysia after Osama killing


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Malaysia's war on terror will not end with Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's death, said security officials who assured people that they were on ... Read more...

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Malaysian-Indian hockey star conferred higher royal title


April 21st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) Malaysia's Sultan of Perak has conferred a higher royal title on N. Sri Shanmuganathan, an ethnic Indian who captained the country's World Cup hockey team ... Read more...

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Re-makes of Tamil movies disappoint Malaysians


April 14th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 14 (IANS) Re-makes of some of yesteryears' hit Tamil movies made in India have disappointed Malaysian audiences."There are certain movies that shouldn't be remade, especially the famous ... Read more...

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Tamils, Punjabis celebrate festivals in Malaysia


April 14th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 14 (IANS) Tamils and Punjabis settled in Malaysia Thursday celebrated the Tamil New Year and Vaisakhi Thursday.The Punjabi community, estimated at over 100,000, have begun the customary ... 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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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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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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Malaysia to purchase, re-sell US weapons


March 29th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Malaysia has sealed a deal for American weapons that will come with rights to produce locally and to re-sell them to other Southeast Asian neighbours.The ... Read more...

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Now, a wedding expo in Malaysia


March 29th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Exhibitors from Malaysia and Indonesia are preparing to showcase just about everything that goes into a wedding - be it of a Malay family or ... Read more...

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Malaysia looks for `beauty with brains and compassion’


March 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 28 (IANS) To win the Miss World crown, Malaysia is scouting for a girl who has beauty, brains and compassion. A vigorous talent scouting going beyond the ... 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...

Posted in World |

Malaysia to make new law to fight piracy


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia is to have a new legislation to punish acts of piracy on the high seas that would be in keeping with the UN laws ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Malaysian athlete now varsity don


March 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 20 (IANS) M. Jegathesan, an Indian-Malaysian known as the "flying doctor" for winning this country's first gold at the Asian Games, is the new pro-chancellor of a ... 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 artist to perform Odissi dance in US


March 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) After weaving a magical spell over Indian audiences, a Malaysian Odissi dancer and his troupe will depict images of the Shaivite and Tantric traditions in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan quake search team leaves New Zealand for disaster in own country


March 12th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.12 (ANI): A Japanese search team working in the earthquake-devastated Christchurch city of New Zealand is returning to Japan to deal with the crisis there.New Zealand Prime Minister John Key ... 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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Coke has no alcohol in it, says manufacturer


February 17th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Coca-Cola has no alcohol in it, said the firm's manufacturer in Malaysia as it rubbished reports that the secret of the way it is prepared is out.Coca-Cola ... Read more...

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Egypt unrest: Malaysia may fly out more of its nationals


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Malaysia, which has flown out 5,000 of its nationals from Egypt, would mount another operation if the situation there worsens, says Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Abdul ... Read more...

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Indian institute wants tie-up with Malaysian daily


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) An Indian institute is keen to tie-up with a Malaysian daily "to expose students to the diversity of print media", an official said.A team from the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaysian Indians least likely to kick the butt: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are least likely to quit smoking compared to the Chinese or the Malays, a study has revealed. The Chinese, if male, married and motivated, top ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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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...

Posted in World |

Horror films in Malaysia irk Islamic scholars


January 10th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Portraying of religious preachers as ghost-busters using verses from holy Quran in horror films being made in Malaysia has irked Islamic scholars.The preachers, called "ustaz" are shown ... 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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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