In May the first issue of a Malay language edition of Hinduism Today, called Akhbar Hinduisma, was released. Over 6 million Hindus-and perhaps 50 million Hinduized Indonesians-speak Malay in Malaysia, Bali and Indonesia. Malaysian Edition franchisee, Pathmarajah Nagalingam, and head translator Sugumaran Apparu dedicate the new edition to all the Hindu youth who will be better informed with an international journal in their native tongue. Akbhar is Malay for "newspaper" and carries a subtlesense of its Arabic meaning, "great."
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