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Asia ponders whether Trump will walk the talk

The world's eyes are now on President-elect Donald Trump to see how far he goes in translating stump speeches into action.   © Getty Images

JAKARTA After a bilateral meeting on Nov. 11, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak serenaded each other at a state dinner in Kuala Lumpur with grandfatherly karaoke versions of "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Sha-La-La-La-La."

Two of Asia's most controversial leaders had just wrapped up talks on addressing maritime kidnapping, a scourge in the waters between eastern Malaysia and the southern Philippines, and it was time to get the weekend off to a good start.

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