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. The Islamic Fashion Festival seeks to raise awareness for Islamic expression, creativity, and culture
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Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Quynh in action during the Malaysia v Vietnam Men’s Singles match in Singapore
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
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.
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, Malaysia on Wednesday
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 Malaysia Airlines victim are carried during a repatriation ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International airport in Sepang, Malaysia
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.
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 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 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 the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 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.
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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 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, 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.