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 Friday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index slipping 10.42 points to 1,603.60.
Some 2.22 billion lots, valued at RM1.86 billion were traded. Gainers outnumbered losers 462 to 352.
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