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Gun crime, custodial deaths pile pressure on Malaysian government

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - High-profile shootings and a surge of deaths of suspects in custody are stoking public anger in Malaysia, piling pressure on the government to tackle crime and clamp down on police corruption and brutality.Full story

Exclusive: Malaysia pension fund to spend 500 million euros on German, French properties

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's state pension fund will invest half a billion euros ($660 million) in industrial property in Germany and office space in France, according to sources familiar with the deals, signaling growing appetite for high-yielding property assets as Europe's main economies s Full story

U.S.-led trade talks gain heft, complexity as Japan joins

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Japan joined U.S.-led trade talks on Tuesday, adding its weight to a pact that covers two-fifths of the world economy but raising further doubt over whether negotiators can prise open sensitive sectors such as farm goods and state-linked firms. Full story

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The smoky haze from fires burning in Indonesia is spreading to Malaysia and Singapore where the pollution index is the worst in 16 years. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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