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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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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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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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Malaysian govt. approves 45,000 foreign worker slots for Indian business community


February 28th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (ANI): The Malaysian government has approved the intake of 45,000 foreign workers for the Indian business community.These foreigners would reportedly be placed in 13 sectors, including restaurants, ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress has new secretary general


February 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the country's largest Indian-based party, has a new secretary general in S. Murugessan who was appointed with immediate effect amid speculation of ... Read more...

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Malay Indian leader Palanivel figuring out ways to accept sacked members


January 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 4 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress' (MIC) Information Chief P. Kamalanathan has said that the party's President, G. Palanivel is trying to figure out ways to accept earlier sacked ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader to seek more business ties in India


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 3 (IANS) Malaysian Indian leader S. Samy Vellu will begin his new assignment this week as his countrty's special envoy to South Asia by seeking more business ties ... Read more...

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New MIC Chief G. Palanivel to discuss ‘issues affecting Indian community’ next week


December 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 17 (ANI): The newly-appointed Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President G. Palanivel would reportedly hold a meeting with his central working committee members next week to discuss issues affecting ... Read more...

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Malaysian parties prepare for snap polls


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Malaysian political parties, including those that represent ethnic Indians, have begun preparing for likely snap polls.The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the oldest and the largest party ... 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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Samy Vellu appointed Malaysia’s special envoy to India


December 13th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Ethnic Indian politician S. Samy Vellu will be Malaysia's special envoy to promote infrastructure projects in India and four other South Asian nations, Prime Minister Najib ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM launches Malay Indian Vellu’s ‘tell-all’ biography


December 12th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 12 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister has launched a "tell-all" biography of former Malasian Indian Congress (MIC) president Samy Vellu, in which he reveals how he tried in vain ... Read more...

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Vellu may be Malaysia’s special envoy to India


December 7th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 7 (IANS) S. Samy Vellu, who quit as president of Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), has said he is awaiting a formal word on his appointment as the country's ... Read more...

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G. Palanivel named new Malaysian Indian Congress Chief


December 6th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 6 (ANI): G. Palanivel has taken over as the new Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President following S. Samy Vellu's resignation. Vellu led the party for over 31 years.The ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress to have new leader after 31 years


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 3 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the country's oldest Indian-based political party, will have a change of guard after 31 years when party chief S. Samy Vellu steps ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu to be business envoy after quitting as MIC chief


November 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 24 (IANS) S. Samy Vellu plans to take over as business envoy to India and four other South Asian countries as soon as he quits as chief of ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress chief to be business envoy


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 22 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu has announced his decision to step down this month-end and take up his new assignment as business envoy ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians bat for Malaysian projects in India


October 29th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 29 (IANS) Two ethnic Indian leaders joined Malaysian deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin in seeking more investments in India's infrastructure sectors when they met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Yassin, ... Read more...

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Malaysian-Indian Congress President Samy Vellu’s 30-yr reign to end in January


October 1st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 1(ANI): After more than 30 years and 11 consecutive terms at the helm of the The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), S. Samy Vellu has declared that he would ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM vows to fight racism and extremism


September 16th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 16 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has vowed to fight "racism and extremism" and appealed for public cooperation by being "calm and rational". In a message ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM calls for racial unity on Eid


September 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Tear down the walls of suspicion and discard prejudices, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has said while greeting his countrymen on Eid, which is known ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s oldest Hindu temple portrayed on stamp for the first time


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 23 (ANI): Malaysia's oldest Hindu temple - the Sri Maha Mari­amman temple -- has been given the honour of being the first ever to be portrayed on a ... Read more...

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20,000 Malay Indian families at risk of becoming hardcore poor


July 19th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 19 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu has said that some 170,000 Indian families remain stuck in the low-income bracket, and out of these, ... Read more...

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Malaysia to survey ethnic Indians in rubber estates


July 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 19 (IANS) Malaysia will do a survey of the Indian community working in rubber plantations starting with those in Selangor state. Tamil Nesan daily quoted Information, Communication and Culture ... Read more...

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MIC man plans to sue committee member for defamation


July 14th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), July 14 (ANI): Selangor MIC information chief L. Siva Subramaniam plans to sue expelled central working committee member K.P. Samy for defamation.The Star quoted him as saying that Samy had ... Read more...

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Stop bickering, Malaysian PM tells ethnic Indian politicians


July 11th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 11 (IANS) "Stop the internal bickering and change with the times," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak Sunday told the leadership of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) - ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress president Vellu says he’s ‘invincible’


July 5th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jul 5 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu, who has been the party president for 31 years, said he had faced many storms in his life and ... Read more...

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MIC wants to win back Malay Indian votes in next general election


July 5th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jul 5 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress wants its four wings -- Youth, Wanita, Putera and Puteri -- to come out with strategies to win all the parliamentary and ... Read more...

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K.P Samy gives ultimatum to MIC President S. Samy Vellu to unite Indians


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur June 23 (ANI): Expelled MIC central working committee member K.P Samy has asked the President of MIC S. Samy Vellu to unite the Indian community by early July.He ... Read more...

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Pressure on Malaysian Indian politicians to quit party posts


June 20th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 20 (IANS) Two of Malaysia's veteran Indian politicians are being nudged to quit their top party posts ahead of the 2013 elections. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian party elects new chief


June 15th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (IANS) A party espousing the cause of ethnic Indians in Malaysia has elected new office bearers, ending the uncertainty following the election of its last chief being ... Read more...

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Malaysian private companies urged to adopt cash-strapped Tamil schools


June 9th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 9(ANI): Private companies across Malaysia have been urged to "adopt" at least one of the 523 Tamil schools in the country, which are in dire need of funds ... Read more...

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Major changes ahead in Malaysian Indian Congress


June 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kajang (Selangor), June 6 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) will undergo "major changes in the next six months", its chief S. Samy Vellu announced here Sunday. He would overhaul the ... Read more...

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Malaysian-Indian Congress President Vellu hits out at critics, sacks opposers


May 31st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 31 (ANI): Incumbent Malaysian Indian Congress President Samy Vellu has struck back at his detractors who want him to vacate the post to make way for a younger leadership.Using ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress chief Samy hints he may quit sooner


May 30th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Seremban (Malaysia), May 30 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress chief S. Samy Vellu has hinted that he could step down from the MIC presidency earlier than the promised date of September 2011.The ... Read more...

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