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Workers climb as they prepare to install new high-voltage electric power transmission line on an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur

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Workers climb an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur to install a high-voltage electric power transmission line. Currently 16% of electricity generation in Malaysia is hydroelectric, the remaining 84% being thermal.

TOPSHOTS Malaysian boys wait for their t...TOPSHOTS Malaysian boys wait for their turn during a mass-circumcision ceremony at the Tuanku Mizan Army hospital in Kuala Lumpur on December 5, 2014. 112 children participated in the event organised by the Ministry of Defence for children of defence personnel, with a grand welcome and festivity, which some consider as a celebration of reaching manhood.   AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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Malaysian boys wait their turn during a mass-circumcision ceremony at the Tuanku Mizan Army hospital in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. 112 children participated in the event organised by the Ministry of Defence for children of defence personnel 

A worker inspects stocks of watermelons at a wholesale market in Selayang, near Kuala Lumpur on September 3, 2014. Malaysia's economy grew a better-than-expected 6.4 percent in the year's second quarter on the back of higher exports and strong private domestic demand, the central bank said August 15.

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A worker inspects stocks of watermelons at a wholesale market in Selayang, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday

A Malaysian Muslim girl (L) walks near a...A Malaysian Muslim girl (L) walks near a painting of the country's first Prime Minister from independence in 1957, Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2014. Malaysia will marks its 57th National Day to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British rule on August 31. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Malaysian girl walks near a painting of the country’s first Prime Minister from independence in 1957, Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia will marks its 57th National Day to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British rule on August 31. 

The remains of an MH17 victim are carried during a repatriation ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex of KLIA airport in Sepang...The remains of an MH17 victim are carried during a repatriation ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex of KLIA airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER)

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The remains of an MH17 Malaysia Airlines victim are carried during a repatriation ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International airport in Sepang, Malaysia 

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A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk, Ukraine

TOPSHOTS Young Malaysian Muslim children...TOPSHOTS Young Malaysian Muslim children play on the steps of a mosque after attending their classes during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on July 2, 2014.  Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable.   AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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Young Malaysian Muslim children play on the steps of a mosque after attending their classes during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during that time, as they strive to be more pious and charitable 

A Malaysian religious student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur on June 30, 2014. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.

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A student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur

A Malaysian search and rescue team helps a rescued victim (C) from a capsized boat in Kelanang Jetty, near Banting after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in seas off western Malaysia on June 19, 2014. The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities said on June 19 as they expanded a search for 26 still missing.

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A Malaysian search and rescue team helps a victim from a capsized boat in Kelanang Jetty, near Banting after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in seas off western Malaysia on Thursday

Children play in the pool in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

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Children play in the pool in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nigel Lamb of Great Britain with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the United States fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, May 15, 2014, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia this weekend.

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Nigel Lamb of the UK with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the US fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

High school students hold candles during a vigil for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province on March 25, 2014. Scores of angry relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard Flight MH370 set out on a protest march to the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on March 25 to demand more answers about the crashed plane's fate.

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High school students attend a vigil for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 in Lianyungang in east China’s Jiangsu province. Scores of angry relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard the flight set out on a protest march to the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on Tuesday to demand more answers about the crashed plane’s fate.

A relative (C) of passengers on Malaysia...A relative (C) of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries after hearing the news that the plane plunged into Indian Ocean at a hotel in Beijing on March 24, 2014.  The missing Malaysia Airlines jet came down in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said March 24, as the airline reportedly told relatives it had been lost and that none on board survived. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HINGOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

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A relative of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries after hearing the news that the plane plunged into Indian Ocean at a hotel in Beijing. The missing Malaysia Airlines jet came down in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak as the airline reportedly told relatives it had been lost and that none on board survived. 

A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at the Royal Australian Air Force base Pearce in Perth, Monday, March 24, 2014. Satellite images released by Australia and China had earlier identified possible debris in an area that may be linked to the disappearance of the flight on March 8 with 239 people aboard.

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A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest in Perth after sunset upon its return from searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean. Satellite images released by Australia and China had identified possible debris in an area where the flight may have disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard.

The pinnacles of the Petronas Twin Towers protrude through low clouds in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia, aspiring to become a developed nation in six years, is finding that more than 50 years under one coalition and tight control over information is a mismatch for handling a rapidly growing crisis followed across the world.

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The pinnacles of the Petronas Twin Towers protrude through low clouds in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia, which is aspiring to become a developed nation in six years, is finding that more than 50 years under one coalition and tight control over information is a mismatch for handling a rapidly growing crisis followed across the world.

An artwork by Malaysian artist Safirah Rashid is seen at the Wall of Hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, 17 March 2014. China sharply criticized Malaysia for its handling of an investigation into the disappearance of a commercial aircraft with 239 people aboard nine days ago. The criticism came as a Malaysian police source ruled out a connection between the pilot's political affiliations and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370.

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An artwork by Malaysian artist Safirah Rashid is seen on the Wall of Hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 aeroplane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 14:  Members of the public, MAS staff, and politicians pray during a special prayer as the search for missing Malaysian airline MH370 expands to the Indian Ocean March 14, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The missing aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew disappeared six days ago baffling the international rescue and search team who have found no remains or clues in the waters surrounding South East Asia. All passengers and crew are currently under investigation for possible sabotage although no evidence of such activity has been found.

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Members of the public, Malaysia Airlines staff and politicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pray for missing flight MH370 as the search expands to the Indian Ocean . The aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew disappeared six days ago baffling the international rescue and search team who have found no remains or clues in the waters surrounding southeast Asia 

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A man takes a nap in the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International airport, Malaysia

A Hindu devotee's tongue is pierced befo...A Hindu devotee's tongue is pierced before making his way towards the Hill Top Murugan temple during the colourful annual Thaipusam festival, one of the world's most extreme displays of religious devotion, in Georgetown on the Malaysian island of Penang on January 17, 2014. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia.   AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu devotee’s tongue is pierced before making his way towards the Hill Top Murugan temple during the colourful annual Thaipusam festival, one of the world’s most extreme displays of religious devotion, in Georgetown on the Malaysian island of Penang.

A school boy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur...A school boy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur January 2, 2014. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014 on January 2. REUTERS/Samsul Said

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A schoolboy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014.