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Malaysia: Shares 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 ended lower on Tuessday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index slipping 20.46 points to close at 1,723.73.

Some 1.34 billion lots, valued at RM1.53 billion were traded. Gainers numbered 261 while losers numbered 549.