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One of the economic dynamos of Asia, Malaysia is an up-and-comer on the world stage. GDP growth has averaged around 6.5% annually — for the past 50 years. But income levels still lag, with a daily average income of $32. Malaysia is one of the world's largest producers of palm oil. Engineers have built protype car engines which can burn palm oil, but so far, the idea has not caught. Scientists are thus turning their attention to lard cars.