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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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Book chronicles life of Malaysia’s ethnic Indians


December 19th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (IANS) A book that chronicles Malaysia's efforts to improve the conditions of its 2.1 million ethnic Indians in the last decade has been unveiled here.Titled "National Development ... Read more...

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Jailed Malaysian Indian lawmaker to resign May 19


May 3rd, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker M. Manoharan, who is serving a two-year jail term under the stringent Internal Security Act (ISA), has said he would resign as he ... 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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Anwar Ibrahim to face another trial on sodomy charge


March 6th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 6 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be tried by a high court bench on charge of sodomy - the same accusation he faced a decade back when ... Read more...

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Commonwealth group calls for pardon for illegal Indians in Malaysia


January 15th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.15 (ANI): The Commonwealth International Peace Tribunal has urged Malaysia to pardon illegal Indian nationals. The Star and the Malaysia Nanban quoted its president Selvam Parimanan, who is visiting Malaysia, ... Read more...

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Book for Hindu temples emphasises Malaysian unity


January 14th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 14 (IANS) The Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) has compiled a book to serve as a guideline for priests delivering Friday evening sermons in temples, with emphasis on national unity.The ... Read more...

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Malaysian government introduces witness protection bill


December 16th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 16 (DPA) Malaysia's law minister Tuesday introduced a witness protection programme in Parliament as part of efforts to protect whistle-blowers in corruption and criminal cases.Nazri Abdul Aziz presented the ... Read more...

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Turmoil in Malaysian party after Badawi sticks to security law


December 11th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 11 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's reiteration he has no plans to abolish the stringent Internal Security Act (ISA) has led to turmoil in the party, led ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM proposes anti-corruption, judicial reform bills


December 10th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 10 (DPA) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Wednesday proposed a much-anticipated anti-corruption bill and another bill to restore integrity to the country's judiciary.The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission bill, which ... Read more...

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Indonesian ulema panel says it will study yoga issue


November 27th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur, Nov.27 (ANI): The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) has said that it will investigate the practice of yoga in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the ... Read more...

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Quota for Indians in Malaysian civil service doubled


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov.22 (ANI): The Malaysian Cabinet had doubled the quota for Indians in the countrys civil service from 3.5 per cent to seven per cent. The New Strait Times quoted ... Read more...

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Ensure rebuilding of Tamil schools in Malaysia before 2011: MIC


November 21st, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the Government to set up a committee to co-ordinate the rebuilding and refurbishing of Tamil schools using a 50million ringgit ... Read more...

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Demand to rebuild Tamil schools in Malaysia


November 21st, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has demanded that 60 percent of the 523 Tamil schools in the country be rebuilt by 2011 under a financial package allotted ... Read more...

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Clinton to deliver lecture in honour of Malaysian Indian


November 13th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 13 (IANS) Former US president Bill Clinton will make his first trip to Malaysia in December to deliver the inaugural B.C. Sekhar memorial lecture, named after the ethnic Indian ... Read more...

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10 arrested Hindraf protesters face five years in jail


October 25th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 (IANS) Ten Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf) protesters, arrested Thursday for gathering outside Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's house to demand the release of five others, are likely ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leaders to report to police station over Raya incident


October 14th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Oct.14 (ANI): Four Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leaders have been issued notices to turn up at the Dang Wangi district police station in Kuala Lumpur today in ... Read more...

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Son-in-law says he did not cause Badawi’s exit


October 10th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 10 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's son-in-law says he is not to blame for the premature exit of his father-in-law. Badawai is slated to leave office next ... Read more...

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Hindraf ‘disappoints’ Malaysian PM on Hari Raya


October 7th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 7 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is "disappointed" that members of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) came to his Hari Raya, as Eid is called in ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free hijacked Malaysian tanker


September 29th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 29 (DPA) Somali pirates have released a Malaysian oil tanker after holding the vessel and its 41-member crew hostage for more than a month, reports said Monday.The MT Bunga ... Read more...

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Malaysian prime minister to make way for deputy


September 27th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 27 (IANS) Weakened after the March poll debacle when the ruling alliance's majority was reduced drastically, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will hand over power to his deputy ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM considering freedom of Hindraf leaders: MIC


September 24th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 24 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has agreed to consider the Malaysian Indian Congresss appeal to release five Hindraf leaders detained under the ISA.The Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Double crisis hits Badawi-led Malaysian government


September 16th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 16 (IANS) With a minister threatening to quit and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claiming the support of 31 members of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah ... Read more...

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Ramadan holiday may thwart Anwar Ibrahim’s plan


September 11th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has kept alive his plans to topple the government next Tuesday, but political observers say the Ramadan holiday for parliament could block ... Read more...

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Ibrahim vows to pull down government by Sep 16 (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 27 (IANS) Malaysia's controversial opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has won a parliamentary by-election, has vowed to bring down Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government by mid-September. His ... Read more...

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Anwar Ibrahim threatens to pull down government by Sep 16


August 27th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 27 (IANS) Malaysia's controversial opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has just won a parliamentary by-election, says he will bring down Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government by mid-September. ... Read more...

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Voting on in key Malaysian by-poll involving Anwar Ibrahim


August 26th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (IANS) Voting began Tuesday in Permatang Pauh, a tiny parliamentary constituency in Malaysia's Penang state that has become important because of the opposition candidate - former deputy prime ... Read more...

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Man who accused Ibrahim of sodomy swears by Quran, poll hots up


August 17th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 17 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's former aide, who had accused him of sodomy, has sworn by the Holy Quran and repeated the charge, prompting many to challenge ... Read more...

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Ibrahim promises `clean fight’ in key by-election


August 14th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 14 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, facing a sodomy charge from a young aide, has promised "a clean fight" in a by-election Aug 26 through which he hopes ... 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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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar released on RM20, 000 personal bond


August 7th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug.7 (ANI): Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim , who was charged on Thursday with committing carnal intercourse with a male aide, has been released on a personal bond of ... Read more...

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Malaysian court gives Ibrahim bail in sodomy case


August 7th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 7 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been given bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charge of having sodomised an aide. A former aide, Mohammed Saiful ... 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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Malaysia prepares for ‘mother of all’ by-elections involving Ibrahim


August 4th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 4 (IANS) Considerable political heat is being generated in Malaysia, even before the date is decided for what is being billed as "the mother of all by-elections", to be ... Read more...

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