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Malaysia auto sales drop 99% on coronavirus lockdown

Car buyers slow to return after country sold just 141 vehicles last month

Slow lane: Auto sales in Kuala Lumpur and other parts of Malaysia remain sluggish even after coronavirus-related restrictions have been lifted.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Malaysia recorded just 141 sales of new automobiles in April, down 99.7% on the year in a sign of how deeply the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy.

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