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|Malaysia bans Indian recruitment |
(about 1 hour later)
Malaysia has suspended the recruitment of workers from India amid growing domestic tensions.
An official told Reuters news agency that the ban came into effect two weeks ago and applied to all categories of workers, including professionals.
Indian workers already in Malaysia will not have their work visas renewed, the official said.
Ethnic Indians held a series of protests late last year over alleged social and economic discrimination.
The announcement came on the final day of a visit to Malaysia by Indian Defence Minister AK Antony.
|Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar said Mr Antony "did not raise the issue of ethnic Indians in Malaysia," reported the French news agency AFP.||Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar said Mr Antony "did not raise the issue of ethnic Indians in Malaysia," reported the French news agency AFP.|