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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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Preoccupied with sex

Preoccupied with sex

INATTENTIVE wives, horny teenagers, Umno’s upcoming polls, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s bad image, and the Arab siege on Malay culture were some of the issues covered by the traditional Malay-language press from 23 Feb to 1 March 2009. “Misguided” sexual practices Moral outrage over “unnatural” sexual practices make for striking headlines. The cover story […]

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Kulim shootout

Kulim shootout

THE week of 16 to 22 Feb 2009 started off with the Tamil papers highlighting the story of Elizabeth Wong, the Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson and Selangor executive councillor whose intimate pictures surfaced on the internet. But soon this story was pushed off the front pages thanks to the development of two events followed closely by […]

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KT, Palestine, sex toys and language

KT, Palestine, sex toys and language

BETWEEN 12 and 19 Jan 2009, alongside the Kuala Terengganu by-election and the conflict in Palestine, the Malay-language press was also preoccupied with the sale of sex toys and the teaching of science and maths in the English language.  Jews in the news Israel’s invasion of Gaza continued to occupy headlines throughout the week. On […]

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Sri Lanka’s civil war

Sri Lanka’s civil war

A Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam vehicle with soldiers (© Ulflarsen; source: Wikipedia) THE plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils, the rising crime rate among the Tamil community, and Ponggal wishes dominated the Tamil press headlines during the week of 12 to 18 Jan 2009. Tamil newspapers have always reported on the ongoing civil war […]

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Samy Vellu told to go

Samy Vellu told to go

MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu may be adamant about defending his seat in the party polls, but many quarters have been calling for him to step down. The latest came following former vice-president Datuk M Muthuppalaniappan’s announcement that he might contest the presidency, which was given much coverage in the Tamil media from […]

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