Ashram managers to revoke heritage status for century-old building

The board of directors of the century-old Vivekananda Ashram in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur has filed a judicial review to quash the National Heritage Department decision to declare it a historical site. In the application, the directors said the department’s decision to gazette the place under the Heritage Act 2005 was vague and ...

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Much-loved musical takes fans back to disco era Sep08

Much-loved musical takes fans back to disco era

IT WAS a night of bell-bottoms and boogie shoes. Saturday Night Fever: The Musical finally arrived on Malaysian shores. Featuring the main Broadway cast, the musical is adapted from the 1977 movie that started the disco era, starring John Travolta. Istana Budaya came alive with sparkly costumes, backdrops of 1970s New York a...

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Vivekananda Ashrama to sue National Heritage Department and three others Nov20

Vivekananda Ashrama to sue National Heritage Department and three others

KUALA LUMPUR: A company that owned the Vivekananda Ashrama is suing the National Heritage Department and three others over the designation of the property surrounding the 110-year-old building as heritage site. The company named Vivekananda Ashrama Kuala Lumpur filed the judicial review action through law firm Messrs David Gurupat...

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MIC vs RoS: Court to decide on Friday on leave applications

The High Court will decide on Friday whether to allow or dismiss a preliminary objection by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to the leave for judicial review applications filed by some MIC leaders over a directive for the party to hold fresh elections. If the court allows the objection, it will not hear the two applications for leav...

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Lawyer, who survived bombing and high-speed crashes, says was supposed to board MH370

SEPANG, March 10 — Lawyer Datuk David Gurupatham was unhappy when he had to change his flight to China over the weekend but it would be a decision he will never regret. The managing director and partner at law firm David Gurupatham and Koay was supposed to be on board Flight MH370 but was forced to take a later flight. “The...

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