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Malaysia: Shares end lower on Tuesday

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 Tuesday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index slipping 17.66 points to close at 1,636.71.

Some 1.99 billion lots, valued at RM2.07 billion were traded. Gainers numbered 290 while losers numbered 529.