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Malaysia: Stocks end lower

Malaysian stocks recorded their biggest advance in two years, led by a rally in state-controlled companies, after Prime Minister Najib Razak said the government will tap a fund to support the nation's equities.

Malaysian shares closed lower on Tuesday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index slipping 6.58 points to 1,608.43.

Some 1.64 billion lots, valued at RM1.55 billion were traded. Losers outnumbered gainers 412 to 366.