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Section: General News - Malaysia Prime Minister Mohd Najib Razak on Monday said that the India-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement was put on the "backburner" due to protests in India's southern state of Kerala where livelihoods of lakhs of farmers may be affected due to cheaper imports from the South East Asian nation.
Najib who is embarking on a five-day India visit will discuss the issue with the New Delhi. He will hold bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 20.
The issue was put "on backburner due to adverse reaction from one of the Indian states (Kerala). I would like to see this move forward. Time is now ripe to put it back on track," he …