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Malaysian PM Mahathir says growing countries need different trade protections

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By Elaine LiesTOKYO (Reuters) - Growing nations like Malaysia need different trade protections and, while Kuala Lumpur is not against trade pacts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP must be renegotiated, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. Mahathir, 92, became premier for the second time last month after Malaysians, angered over accusations of massive corruption, voted out a coalition that had led the country for the six decades since independence. Mahathir told an international seminar in Tokyo on his first foreign trip since the election that different ...

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 08:56 IST