Ringgit closes unchanged against US dollar amid gold price crash

A money changer counts Malaysian ringgit bank notes at a foreign exchange booth in downtown Kuala Lumpur, 06 December 2006. Malaysia’s currency has strengthened to a nine-year high against the US dollar to reach 3.5572, a level not seen since March 1998 before the currency was pegged to the US dollar. AFP PHOTO/TENGKU BAHAR