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A security guard patrols at a construction site in front of Petronas Twin Tower

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A security guard patrols at a construction site in front of Petronas Twin Towers, center, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A child plays beneath lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A child plays beneath lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A tourist walks under traditional Chinese lanterns decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The Lunar New Year which falls on Feb. 8 this year marks the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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A tourist walks under traditional Chinese lanterns decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysian Protest On US President Barrack Obama During ASEAN Summit...epa05022751 A child infront of protesters from Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia Islamic group holding placards during a protest in front of the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13 November 2015. Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia labelled Obama as an 'enemy' of Islam, citing the deaths of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as in the ongoing Syrian conflict, which they blame on the US Presidentís administration  EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

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Protesters from Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia Islamic group protest in front of the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hizbut Tahrir labelled Obama as an ‘enemy’ of Islam 

Lorries cross a bridge shrouded in haze in Klang, Malaysia

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Lorries cross a bridge shrouded in haze in Klang, Malaysia, on Wednesday. The thick so-called “haze,” caused by slash-and-burn clearances on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, has pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in Malaysia and neighboring Singapore.

Malaysian youths cool off in a river as schools remain closed due to hazy conditions in Hulu Langat on Tuesday. Malaysia

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Malaysian youths cool off in a river as schools remain closed due to hazy conditions in Hulu Langat on Tuesday

 BASE jumper leaps from the 300-metre high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in which more than 100 people take part, on a hazy day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 2, 2015. Slash-and-burn agriculture in neighbouring Indonesia has blanketed Malaysia and Singapore in a choking haze for weeks.

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A BASE jumper leaps from the 300-metre high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in which more than 100 people take part, on a hazy day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Slash-and-burn agriculture in neighbouring Indonesia has blanketed Malaysia and Singapore in a choking haze for weeks. 

Pro-government 'red shirt' protestors stage a pro-government rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Thousands of ethnic Malays in red shirts held a rally Wednesday to uphold Malay dominance and support Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak s government, following calls for Najib to step down over a $700 million financial scandal

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Pro-government ‘red shirt’ protestors stage a pro-government rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. Thousands of ethnic Malays in red shirts held a rally Wednesday to uphold Malay dominance and support Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government

A Malaysian woman walks past an advertis...A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on August 25, 2015.  Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on August 25 but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world's top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.    AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil. 

A model wears a creation from the Aini Bakker collection as she walks the catwalk during the Islamic Fashion Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. The Islamic Fashion Festival seeks to raise awareness for Islamic expression, creativity, and culture

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A model wears a creation from the Aini Bakker collection as she walks the catwalk during the Islamic Fashion Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday. The Islamic Fashion Festival seeks to raise awareness for Islamic expression, creativity, and culture

Malaysia v Vietnam - Men's Singles - Vietnam's Tran Tuan Quynh in action

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Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Quynh in action during the Malaysia v Vietnam Men’s Singles match in Singapore

epa04722263 (L-R) Host nation Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek take selfies as they attend the opening ceremony Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, 27 April 2015. The two-day summit of the 10-nation bloc is  expected to focus on festering disputes in the South-China Sea and also expected to assess initiatives for the regional single market that is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.  EPA/BERNAMA  HANDOUT

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Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia’s home affairs minister, takes a selfie alongside Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, defence minister, and Ahmad Shabery Cheek, communications and multimedia minister, as they attend the opening ceremony of Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) leaders at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia

The People's Liberation Army's Air Force Air Demonstration Team, China's best-known aerobatic team, performs at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia, on Thursday

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The People’s Liberation Army’s Air Force Air Demonstration Team, China’s best-known aerobatic team, performs at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia, on Thursday

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