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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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Conversion without consent

Conversion without consent

STORIES that dominated the Tamil press for the week of 13 to 19 April 2009 continued to be about the conversion of children to Islam without a parent’s consent and a mother’s fight for these children. The Tamil press also looked at the neverending cycle of violence in the Indian Malaysian community. Forced conversion The […]

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Rumblings in MIC

Rumblings in MIC

FOR the week of 6 to 12 April 2009, the news in the Tamil press was almost the same as that in the English papers. Coverage was focused on the results of the triple by-elections and the announcement of the new cabinet. Where it differed was in the way the papers highlighted the MIC’s unhappiness […]

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Baby converted to Islam

Baby converted to Islam

FOR the week of 30 March to 5 April 2009, the stories that dominated the Tamil press were not unlike what the other publications focused on: Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s appointment as the nation’s sixth prime minister (PM). However, one issue that really got the Indian Malaysian community riled up was the controversial conversion of […]

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Triumphant Samy Vellu

Triumphant Samy Vellu

FOR the week between 23 and 29 March 2009, Tamil papers highlighted the victory of Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu as the MIC president for a record 11th term. The Tamil dailies also reported a case of police brutality in Perak, and gave an insight into the plight of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Malaysia. […]

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IGP’s defence

IGP’s defence

FOR the week of 16 to 22 March 2009, the Tamil press gave wide coverage to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan’s interview in the Tamil dailies. The Tamil press also highlighted the displeasure of some Indian Malaysians over the nomination of S Manikumar as the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate for […]

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