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Malaysia shares fall as caution prevails ahead of polls

Singapore shares edge higher amid mixed Asian markets

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares fell on Wednesday as investors stayed cautious ahead of national elections, seeking local cues amid mixed Asian markets. Singapore shares seesawed through the session to end slightly higher.

The FBM KLCI fell 1% at 1852.03, while the Straits Times Index ended a tad higher at 3614.69. In Malaysia, 25 out of 30 companies of the index declined while in Singapore, banks and real estate stocks retreated. Both markets were shut on Tuesday for Labor Day.

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