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Indian national, 2 Malayasian Hindu leaders to be freed Sunday (Lead)


April 4th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 4 (IANS) An Indian national, arrested for travelling on forged documents, and two leaders of a banned Hindu group, will be among 13 people who will walk free ... Read more...

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Two Hindraf leaders among 13 released by new Malaysian PM


April 4th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 4 (IANS) Two ethnic Indian leaders of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) are among 13 people released from detention "in a spirit of reconciliation" by new ... Read more...

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Smokers worse than defecating cows, says Malaysian cleric


March 28th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kota Baru (Malaysia), Mar 28 (ANI): The Chief Minister of Lalaysia's northern state of Kelantan and chief of hardline Islamic party has slammed Muslim smokers as being worse than defecating cows.Muslims, ... Read more...

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Christians urge Malaysian Govt. to remove conditions on usage of Allah


February 28th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 28 (ANI): Malaysian Chinese Association has urged the government to lift the condition on the usage of word Allah in Christian Publications. MCA Political education Bureau head Gan Ping ... Read more...

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Malaysian journal gets permission to use the word `Allah’


February 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) The Catholic Herald magazine of Malaysia has got permission to use the word "Allah" on its masthead, provided it clearly states that the magazine is "For Christians ... Read more...

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Loss of Perak state splits Malaysian opposition


February 9th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 9 (IANS) The loss of Perak state has caused a rift in Malaysia's opposition alliance and an ethnic Indian leader has asked alliance chief Anwar Ibrahim to quit. Karpal Singh, ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress to defend deputy ministers over mortuary incident


January 28th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.28 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has said that it will defend the two deputy ministers who went to the mortuary where A. Kugans remains were if any ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indian’s custody death causes Malaysian ministerial row


January 26th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The death of an enthnic Indian youth in police custody Monday led to Malaysian ministers exchanging angry words as the second autopsy report was awaited, a media ... Read more...

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Malaysia freezes hiring of foreigners in manufacturing and services


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (IANS) Malaysia has decided to freeze the recruitment of foreigners in the manufacturing and service sectors to provide jobs to locals, a media report said Thursday. Announcing a ... Read more...

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Malaysia not to disband anti-immigrants body


December 8th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (IANS) The Malaysian government has no plans to disband Rela, a body of vigilantes that detects illegal migrants, but will continue to improve the organisation, provide training and ... 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 banned for exploiting Malaysian Indian community


October 16th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 16 (IANS) The Malaysian government has banned the Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf), which claims to speak for the country's two million-plus ethnic Indians, a bulk of them Tamil ... Read more...

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Malaysian government wants to ban Hindraf


October 8th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 8 (IANS) The Malaysian government wants to ban the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) that has on many occasions caused unrest, says a top home ministry official. As Hindraf ... Read more...

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Malaysian blogger jailed under security law


September 23rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 23 (DPA) Malaysia has jailed a popular anti-government internet blogger for two years under a draconian security law that can keep him detained indefinitely without a trial.Raja Petra Kamarudin, ... Read more...

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Malaysian immigration to speed up applications of temple workers


September 19th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (ANI): The Immigration Department of Malaysia has given assurance that it would speed up visa and permit applications for priests, musicians and artisans from India.Human Resources Minister ... Read more...

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Malaysia blocks access to popular news website


August 28th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 28 (DPA) Malaysia Thursday blocked access to a popular news website that often carries anti-government articles, sparking criticism of cyberspace censorship.The extremely popular Malaysia Today website is run by ... 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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Foreign DNA experts may probe sodomy charge against Ibrahim


July 18th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 18 (IANS) The Malaysian government may move court to get opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to agree to a DNA test by foreign experts to probe the sodomy charge levelled ... Read more...

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Malaysian Government to consider fresh permits for temple, gurdwara workers


July 18th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), July 18 (ANI): The Malaysia Government will consider new applications from temples and gurdwaras for priests, musicians and artisans from next month.Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam, who discussed ... Read more...

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US warns against ‘politically motivated’ prosection of Ibrahim


July 1st, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur/Washington, July 1 (IANS) The United States Tuesday warned Malaysia against a "politically-motivated" investigation or prosecution of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, accused of sodomising his aide. In doing so, the US ... Read more...

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Malaysia frees Sri Lankan after four-year detention


June 23rd, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (DPA) Malaysia has freed a Sri Lankan businessman who was jailed four years ago for allegedly supplying nuclear weapon components to Libya, a government minister said Monday. Buhary ... Read more...

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Malaysia tightens approval of migrant work permits


June 17th, 2008 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
DPA Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (DPA) Malaysia will tighten procedures for hiring of foreign workers in an effort to reduce the country's dependency on migrant labour, its home minister said Monday. Syed ... Read more...

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Visa on arrival facility to stay for Indian tourists in Malaysia


June 5th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 4 (ANI): The Malaysia Government will continue with the visa on arrival (VOA) facility for tourists from India, Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam has said.The Home Ministry has ... Read more...

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No more visas-on-arrival for Indians in Malaysia


May 30th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (ANI): Tourists arriving from India and Bangladesh will no more be given visas-on-arrival in Malaysia (VOA) and they must must have a two-week social visit pass and ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader says his passport was revoked


May 19th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader P. Waytha Moorthy continues to claim hat his Malaysian passport has been revoked despite the government stating otherwise. According to ... Read more...

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Malaysian govt confirms HINDRAF leaders passport not revoked


May 17th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur , May 17 (ANI): Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar has said that the Government had not revoked HINDRAF chairman P. Waythamoorthys passport, and that he was ... Read more...

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Indian NGOs launch postcard campaign for Hindraf leaders’ freedom


May 7th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 7 (IANS) A coalition of India-based NGOs has distributed 100,000 postcards among the Malaysian public to be sent to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, seeking freedom for five jailed ... Read more...

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‘Hindraf leaders, militants jailed to maintain public order’


April 27th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 27 (IANS) Malaysia has justified the continued detention of five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders and Islamic militants, saying it was being done to maintain "public order". "People ... Read more...

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Malaysian Tamil daily permitted to resume publication


April 25th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 25 (IANS) Malaysia's Tamil language daily Makkal Osai will be back on the news stands Saturday following the home ministry's permission to resume publication. Makkal Osai's application against the ... Read more...

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Malaysia claims influx of illegal workers but none found


April 24th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 24 (IANS) Despite Malaysian claims that an influx of illegal immigrants was causing a job shortage for locals, an ethnic Indian minister who conducted a surprise check at tourist ... Read more...

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Government challenged over Tamil daily closure


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 23 (IANS) The Malaysian government should explain the reasons for closing down "Makkal Osai" because no prior notice was served to the Tamil daily, an Indian origin opposition lawmaker ... Read more...

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Tamil daily’s closure prompts media freedom caucus


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 22 (IANS) Eight opposition MPs in Malaysia have initiated a caucus for media freedom after the government did not renew permission for the publication of Tamil daily Makkal Osai. ... Read more...

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Malaysian deputy PM to seek explanation over Samy Vellu’s remark


April 19th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 19 (ANI): The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, has said he would ask Malaysian Indian Congress president Samy Vellu to explain his remarks that he would ... Read more...

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Tamil newspaper in Malaysia shut down for breaching guidelines


April 18th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.18 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has decided not to renew the licence of the Tamil daily Makkal Osai because it has breached some of its licensing guidelines. Home Minister Datuk ... Read more...

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Detained Hindraf leader’s mother meets Malaysian PM


April 16th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 16 (IANS) Detained Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P. Uthayakumar's mother met Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to plead for early release of her son who is ... Read more...

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