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Wishing for an open society

Wishing for an open society

R NADESWARAN, better known as Citizen Nades, has spent years as the heart of theSun newspaper’s special and investigative reporting team. An award-winning veteran journalist, Nades has reported about local government issues since he started his career as a reporter with The Malay Mail in 1978. Born in 1952, the 59-year-old has dedicated himself to […]

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More than Sri Lankan Tamil

More than Sri Lankan Tamil

WOMEN’S rights activist Meera Samanther left legal practice in 1995, thinking she would have a short break after a difficult pregnancy. “I thought I would volunteer for a while, do some charity work,” she tells The Nut Graph. She started helping at the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)’s shelter and ended up becoming its president, actively advocating for […]

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Learning to be “unproper”

Learning to be “unproper”

IVY Josiah is not the type of person to keep silent in the face of injustice. As the executive director of the Women’s Aid Organisation, she’s been at the forefront of the struggle to reform domestic violence laws and create shelters for battered women. Because of her outspokenness, Josiah is also often at the forefront […]

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LTTE chief Prabhakaran shot dead

NEW DELHI, 18 May 2009: The elusive Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, who fought a quarter-century secessionist war with the Sri Lankan government, has been shot dead by the Sri Lankan army. According to military sources in Colombo, Prabakharan and his intelligence chief, Pottu Amman, were killed last night while they […]

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LTTE chief’s son is dead says Lanka military

NEW DELHI, 18 May 2009: Sri Lanka military today claimed that it had discovered the dead body of Charles Anthony, the eldest son of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Veluppillai Prabhakaran. Sri Lanka’s military website said troops of 53 Division found the body of Anthony in Vellamullaikkal area in the island’s north this […]

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Not without my baby

Not without my baby

FOR the week of 20 to 26 April 2009, Tamil papers highlighted M Indira Gandhi’s continued struggle to get back her 11-month-old baby from her Muslim-convert husband. The papers also reported on the shares offered to Indian Malaysians by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), and the anger of Indian Malaysians, particularly Tamil Malaysians against India’s support […]

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