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Malaysia abstains in UN vote on China's Muslim Uyghurs

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council has rejected a motion to hold a debate on alleged human rights abuses by China against Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang in an unprecedented victory for Beijing.

The vote - 19 against, 17 in favour, and 11 abstentions, including Malaysia - is only the second time in the council's 16-year history that a motion has been rejected...

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