MIC Bukit Bintang brings a ‘frog’ to MIC meeting that symbolizes Ibrahim Ali

T Ananthan, the chairman of the MIC Bukit Bintang branch created quite a stir at the recent MIC AGM (Annual General Meeting) when he brought a ‘frog’ to the meeting which he refers to as Datuk Ibrahim Ali, the Pasir Mas Member of Parliament and the president of Malay rights group Perkasa. He slammed Ibrahim for questioning the loyalty of the non-Bumiputeras to the government after MIC’s recent criticism at the PSD (Public Services...

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Gadgets and overseas trips for MIC branch chairmen who can bring in 1,000 new registrations

Datuk G Palanivel, the president of MIC is trying to add on to the registration of new members in the party. In the party’s Annual General Meeting recently, he announced a new scheme where branch chairmen of the MIC throughout the country would be rewarded with overseas trips and gadgets if they are able to record 1,000 new registrations. Seen as efforts to go one up against Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, it felt more like an act of...

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Taboo for Malaysian Indian culture

Malaysians are a superstitious lot and this is very evident across all the different communities and races around. Among the Malaysian Indians, there has been practices which have been passed down through generations which if used in today’s environment would be deemed as ‘old-fashioned’. Having said that they are still being practiced and adhered to and there are some which are taken very seriously which might be offensive if you do...

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The Indian traditional Kolams

The Indian traditional Kolams are one of the most distinguished culture of the Indian customs. It is commonly used to symbolize auspiciousness which means you will come across them during the big and celebrative festivals like the Deepavali. According to the beliefs, the patterns and design are used to put in front of the home to invite Goddess Lakshmi into the home to drive away negative forces. The Kolams are usually made with rice...

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The Interlok Issue

One might be asking about the Interlok issue which have gotten a lot of Malaysians talking in recent times. So what is the issue really? First it came from the Malay Literature text book of the Form Five syllabus which the Indian community has been calling for it to be altered as it contained an offensive term.The Education Ministry of Malaysia has since been evading the issue and some has claimed that the term would not be offensive...

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