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Malay Muslim clerics firm on ban on Christian-rooted poco-poco dance


April 24th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 24 (ANI): Islamic clerics in Malaysia are firm on their ban on 'poco-poco' a popular dance form, claimed of having Christian roots, despite the country's National Fatwa Council's decision ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindu temples urged to get registered for aid


April 18th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 18 (ANI): Hindu temples in Malaysia have been asked to register with the Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) so that proper assistance can be given to them.MHS President R.S. Mohan ... 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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Bride’s sister gets married as groom fails to turn up


February 18th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kula Lumpur, Feb 18 (ANI): A man in Malaysia failed to attend his own wedding, leaving the bride waiting in vain at the ceremony.Relatives and friends who were invited to the wedding ... Read more...

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Nation wide ‘Mydafter campaign’ likely to help “stateless” Malay Indians.


February 14th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.14 (ANI): An eight-day nation wide MyDafter campaign will help 5000 "stateless" Malay Indians. The Special Implementation Task Force under the Prime Minister's Department, will handle the campaign that aims ... Read more...

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Sikh resumes Malaysian National Service training after hair cutting incident


February 7th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Seremban (Malaysia), Feb.7 (ANI): A Sikh National Service (NS) trainee who had complained that his hair was snipped while he slept will resume training today at the Sungkai camp in Perak.According to ... Read more...

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Sikh teen to continue army training in another camp


January 27th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), Jan.27 (ANI): The family of the Sikh national service trainee whose hair was snipped off as he slept at the Sungai Bakap camp has given their consent for their son ... 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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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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‘My Daftar’ campaign for Malay Indians to be launched in Feb 2011


December 30th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Dec. 30 (ANI): The Malaysian Government will launch a nationwide "My Daftar" campaign from February 19 to 26, 2011 in an effort to resolve problems faced by Malay Indians who ... Read more...

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Malaysian minister pledges help for ethnic Indians


December 8th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (IANS) Malaysian will initiate a slew of measures, including access to micro-credit facilities and skills training, to improve the economic condition of its 2.1 million ethnic Indians, a ... Read more...

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Saree Queen contest held in Malaysia


October 18th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), Oct 18 (IANS) Dinitha Ambiga, an undergraduate student, beat 11 other contestants to win the Miss Saree Queen 2010 (Perak) beauty pageant held here.The 22-year-old, who aspires to be a ... Read more...

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Gunmen attack Indonesian police station, kill 3 officers


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Gunmen raided a police station killing three police officers in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, local media said Wednesday.The gunmen attacked a local police station in Hamparan ... 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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Ethnic Indians not helping in probe, say Malaysian police (Superseding earlier story)


August 19th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) Inspector General Musa Hassan, chief of Malaysian police, Thursday said he was "disappointed" at the lack of cooperation from ethnic Indian politicians in police investigations. The police chief ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians not helping in probe, say Malaysian police


August 19th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) Inspector General Musa Hassan, chief of Malaysian police, Thursday said he was "disappointed" at the lack of cooperation from ethnic Indian politicians in police investigations. The police chief ... Read more...

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MIC blamed for fall in Indian council seats in local government


July 30th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (ANI): A. Sivanesan, a Sungkai assemblyman in Malaysia, has expressed his disappointment over the fact that the Barisan Nasional government in Perak has only appointed 35 Indians among ... Read more...

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Malaysia asks Indian-Muslim community to be proud of their heritage


July 13th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (ANI): Malaysia has claimed that the Indian-Muslim community is treated the same as its Malay counterparts even without a proclamation to declare them as 'bumiputras'.According to The Star, ... Read more...

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Malaysian party planning voter’s registration for Malay Indians


June 10th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, 10 June (ANI): The Democratic Action Party of Malaysia is planning to register around 55,000 Malay Indians living in the country in the voter's list.Sungkai State assemblyman, A. Sivanesan said ... Read more...

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Indian Navy can learn from Malaysian Navy on having women officers onboard


February 7th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Feb.7 (ANI): Still not ready to have women officers on board, the Indian Navy can take a hint from the Royal Malaysian Navy which has Lieutenant ... Read more...

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Indian Navy learns from nations with women onboard warships


February 7th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Port Blair, Feb 7 (IANS) Lieutenant Farah al Habshi, the weapons officer on board a Malaysian warship here for a multinational exercise, is a case in point for the Indian ... Read more...

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Rashid steers Team India to World Junior finals


January 21st, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian team qualified for the World Junior Golf Team Championship by winning the Asian qualifiers that concluded at the Perak Royal Golf Club in Malaysia Thursday. ... Read more...

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Malaysian ‘whip-for-drinking-beer’ model plans to write autobiography


January 17th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 17 (ANI): Former Malaysian model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who is to be whipped in public for drinking beer, is planning to write a book about her trials and ... Read more...

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Malaysia in damage control mode over attack on churches


January 11th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 11 (IANS) Malaysia is to launch a damage control exercise by telling foreign envoys that last week's attacks on churches were aberrations and not representative of the tradition of ... Read more...

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HINDRAF chief files RM 100 m libel suit against ten persons


January 1st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.1 (ANI): HINDRAF chairman P. Waytha Moorthy is suing Penang Deputy Chief Minister Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, six local media organisations and three others for RM 100 million for defamation. ... Read more...

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India’s Aroor, Sherif top in Malaysia Rally


December 7th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Arjun Rao Aroor (co-driver Musa Sherif) of Team Castrol India took the top spot in Group N class at the fifth round of the Malaysian Rally Championship at ... Read more...

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Sikh trust offers free Punjabi lessons to Malaysian city officials


September 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), Sep. 1 (ANI): Following Perak menteri besar Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir's announcement that state executive councillors might be taught Punjabi, the Punjabi Education Trust Malaysia has offered to give free ... Read more...

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‘Whip-for-drinking-beer’ model’s father hopes she will be spared the cane


August 31st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (ANI): The father of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, the former model booked for drinking beer in Malaysia, hopes that his daughter will be spared the cane if her ... Read more...

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Malaysian model’s dad hopes she won’t be caned


August 31st, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (IANS) The father of the Malaysian model, who could be the first woman to be caned for drinking in public, is hoping that she would be spared the ... Read more...

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Malaysian minister vows to help poor Malay Sikhs


August 25th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), Aug 25 (ANI): Perak Menteri Besar Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir met 17 poor Sikh families after he promised to help the community financially.The families from in and around the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Sikh community lauded for their contribution in national development


August 13th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), Aug 13 (ANI): Malaysia's Sikh community may be small in number, but its contributions to the development of Perak and the nation as a whole have been invaluable.Menteri Besar ... Read more...

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Malay-Sikh community: a tale of triumph over hardships


July 19th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 19 (ANI): The inspiring tale of Malay Sikh community, which gave its blood, sweat and tears to carve a niche in Malaysia, has been narrated in Darshan Singh Gill's ... 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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Malaysian Indian Congress Secretary General nominated for speaker’s job


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 2 (ANI): The Perak Barisan Nasional has nominated Perak Malaysian Indian Congress secretary, and former Sungkai assemblyman, R. Ganesan, to replace Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar.In his blog, Sivakumar has ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader gets bullets in mail


February 21st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Penang (Malaysia), Feb 21 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh received an envelope with two live bullets and a letter that threatened to "burn his entire family" if he clashed with the ... Read more...

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