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Malaysian Woman Survives Five Days at Sea

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Malaysian Woman Survives Five Days at Sea

Malaysian Woman Survives Five Days at Sea

Malaysian Woman Survives Five Days at Sea

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A young Malaysian woman named Malawati became a symbol of survival after being swept out to sea by the tsunami. After five days, a passing fishing boat found her clinging to a palm tree, and living off its fruit. Her husband is still missing, but doctors have told Malawati she's pregnant with their first child.