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Obama courts Malaysia while nudging on rights

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President Barack Obama nudged Malaysia on Sunday over its controversial handling of dissent but made clear Washington intended to deepen its friendship with a country it considers vital to US objectives in the Asia-Pacific. 

US President Barack Obama listens to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a joint press conference in Kuala Lumpur, on April 27, 2014

Obama also offered continued US support in the search for missing flight MH370 as he held talks with Prime Minister Najib Razak, after which the two leaders declared the start of a warmer new era in relations.

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