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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A court has sentenced Najib to serve 12 years in prison after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that brought down his government two years ago.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, wearing a face mask with his supporters arrives at courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib arrived for a verdict in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund.

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A shop vendor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus waits for customer outside headscarves shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Despite a sharp drop in infections, Malaysia's leader said restrictions to fight the coronavirus will be extended by four more weeks until June 9.

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Health officials escort an elderly women back home under hot sun after she had a coronavirus test at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's government says all foreign workers must undergo mandatory virus testing as many business sectors reopen in parts of the country for the first time since a partial virus lockdown began March 18.

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City Hall health officials spray disinfectant on a street as a safety precaution against the new coronavirus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has issued a restricted movement order to the public for the rest of the month to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Shoppers wait in line at cash registers at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia has the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia and the fourth highest in Asia following a spike in recorded coronavirus cases after China, South Korea and Japan.

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Muhyiddin Yassin, president of Malaysian United Indigenous Party, waves to journalists as he leaves his house to the palace to meet the king in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad indicated Saturday that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.

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Politician Muhyiddin Yassin, center, waves to media after outside his house after he being appointed as the new prime minister in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's king has appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the new prime minister, trumping Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.

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In this photo released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health, a woman holding a child is shown the way to a screening area by health officials in protective suits as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia after being evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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In this photo released by Prime Minister Office, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad works at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's king accepted Mahathir's shocking resignation Monday. The move came in tandem with plans by Mahathir's supporters to team up with opposition parties to form a new government and foil the transition of power to his named successor, Anwar Ibrahim.

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Giant Kavadi offering cages are carried by Hindu devotees in a procession during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves, outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Thaipusam, which is celebrated in honor of Hindu god Lord Murugan, is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.

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A nurse checks the temperature of a visitor as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 100 Malaysians have been quarantined after being evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of a viral outbreak.

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In this combination of photos, people wear various masks as they wait at an immigration counter at an airport terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, outside Kuala Lumpur. Face masks are in short supply in parts of the world as people try to stop the spread of a new virus from China. Health officials recommend strap-on medical masks for people being evaluated for the new virus, their household members and caregivers.

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Spain's Caroline Marin hits a return shot against China's Chen Yu Fei during the women's singles semifinal of the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Indonesia fans throws firecrackers toward the Malaysia fan area during the World Cup Asia qualifying match between Malaysia and Indonesia at Bukit Jail Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

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Muslim shoppers take a picture at lantern decoration for Mid-Autumn Festival at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur city is shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's government has banned open burning and conducted cloud-seeding in Sarawak on Thursday to induce rain to clear the choking haze.

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Kuala Lumpur city is shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's government has banned open burning and conducted cloud-seeding in Sarawak on Thursday to induce rain to clear the choking haze.

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Kuala Lumpur city stands shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Tourists take a picture at Skybox of Kuala Lumpur Tower as city stands shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian authorities plan to conduct cloud-seeding activities to induce rain to ease the haze. The government said it will press Jakarta to take immediate action to put out the burning forests and ensure the fires won't occur again.

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Islamic preacher Zakir Naik arrives at Police Headquarters for questioning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Police said Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged money laundering and hate speech, has been banned from public activities after racial slurs in his recent speeches sparked outrage in Malaysia.

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Malaysian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The signs read "Raise of salary, stop discrimination," and " Labor Day, 25 years of struggle."

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, walks into a courtroom at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib appeared in court for the start of his corruption trial, exactly 10 years after he was first elected to office only to suffer a spectacular defeat last year on allegations he pilfered millions of dollars from a state investment fund.

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A girl has her face painted with a missing plane during a Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Five years ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777, had gone missing the day before while over the South China Sea with 239 people on board.

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Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah salutes next to Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, during his welcome ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sultan Abdullah, ruler of central Pahang state, was named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne.

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Malaysia's new King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, second from right, receives his oath from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad next to former king, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin of Perlis, right and Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, left, during his coronation at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sultan Abdullah of central Pahang state was crowned as Malaysia's 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V.

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Carolina Marin of Spain returns a shot to Saina Nehwal of India during the women's singles semifinal of the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Saina Nehwal of India returns a shot to Carolina Marin of Spain during the women's singles semifinal of the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Nozomi Okuhara of Japan returns a shot to Sauna Nehwal of India during the women's singles quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Sauna Nehwal of India returns a shot to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan during the women's singles quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A female panda (unnamed) born in a Malaysian zoo last year looks at her ice birthday cake on her first birthday at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014.

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Spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose after weigh-in n Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Matthysse and Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib has arrived at a Kuala Lumpur court house to face charges stemming from a corruption probe, two months after his shock election defeat.

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India's Kidambi Srikanth return a shot from Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen during their first round match at the Malaysia Open Badminton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysian Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Muslim boy waits for his parents to offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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India's Smriti Mandhana plays a shot against Pakistan during Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Indian women team members celebrate wicket of Javeria Khan of Pakistan during Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup between the two countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks to Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (right) before leaving for Singapore from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Malaysia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail during a meeting, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Najib Razak has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering probe involving the 1MDB state investment fund.

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Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, arrives at Prime Minister's office during his first monthly assembly as prime minister in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Mahathir has unveiled a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and a lecturer in his new Cabinet after a stunning electoral victory last week.

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Malaysia jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim waves to supporters as he leaves a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar is released from custody, paving way for political comeback.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, talks during a press conference in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, was sworn in as prime minister, cementing a historic change of government.

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Mahathir Mohamad smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mahathir says he expects to be sworn in as prime minister.

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Mahathir Mohamad reacts as he speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mahathir says the opposition parties who won a shock victory in Malaysia's elections have a clear mandate to form a new government and he expects to be sworn in as prime minister.

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A man watches trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asian stock markets were mixed with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. Investors remained skittish after this week's financial turmoil and overnight losses on Wall Street.

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A Malaysian man watches trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asian markets were rattled by the miseries on Wall Street, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index briefly dipping more than 7 percent, but investors seemed to be taking the gyrations in stride.

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Devotees crowd the Batu Caves Temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Devotees walk up the 272 steps of the Batu Caves temple as part of their pilgrimage during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A devotee carries milk pot during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thaipusam, which is celebrated in honor of Hindu god Lord Murugan, is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.

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Devotees carry milk pots during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thaipusam, which is celebrated in honor of god Lord Murugan, is an annual procession by devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.

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Indian movie superstars Kamal Haasan, front seat, and Rajinikanth, back seat, waves to the fans as they arrive at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Muslims crumple a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trumpduring a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian Muslims, including members of the ruling party, hold protest outside U.S. Embassy over Washington's controversial move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Malaysian ethnic Chinese men walk barefoot on a bed of burning coals on the final day of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Hindu communities gather at a temple to pray during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Devotees pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Deepavali, also known as Festival of Light, is celebrated by Hindu communities as the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

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Police and rescue personnel work at an Islamic religious school cordoned off after the fire on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. A fire department official in Malaysia said a fire at the Islamic religious school has killed people, mostly teenagers.

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Rohingya Muslim children living in Malaysia recite from the holy Quran at a school in Klang, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysian Chinese people burn a giant paper statue of the Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or "Guardian God of Ghosts" during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.

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Students carry Malaysian national flags during the 60th National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysian students waves Malaysia flags during the 60th Independence Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aug. 31 marks the day that the Federation of Malaya gained its independence from the British in 1957.

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Students watch a giant Malaysian national flag made of coconut shells at Selayang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Students and Malaysia Welfare Department collaborated to made the giant flag with over 5,000 coconut shells in conjunction of Malaysia's 60th Independence Day on Aug. 31.

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Malaysia's Amy Kwan competes at the Women's Rhythmic Gymnastics Ribbon Apparatus final of the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Runners compete during the Men's 400-meter semi-final at the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysia's Khairul Hafiz, celebrate with Malaysia national flag after the Men's 100 metre final of the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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