WORLD Malaysia's economy contracts 17.1 pct in Q2 amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Malaysia's economy contracts 17.1 pct in Q2 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Xinhua

19:42, August 14, 2020

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows a night view of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian economy contracted 17.1 percent year on year in the second quarter, the worst slump since the fourth quarter of 1998, official data showed Friday. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

People wearing masks walk on a street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Aug. 14, 2020. The Malaysian economy contracted 17.1 percent year on year in the second quarter, the worst slump since the fourth quarter of 1998, official data showed Friday. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 14, 2020 shows the building of Malaysian Central Bank, Bank Negara, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian economy contracted 17.1 percent year on year in the second quarter, the worst slump since the fourth quarter of 1998, official data showed Friday. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

People wearing masks walk on a street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Aug. 14, 2020. The Malaysian economy contracted 17.1 percent year on year in the second quarter, the worst slump since the fourth quarter of 1998, official data showed Friday. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

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