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Malaysians Brace As Government Cuts Key Subsidies to Balance Budgeti
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January 08, 2014 2:21 PM
Malaysian authorities are slashing subsidies on fuel, natural gas and sugar in a bid to get government debt under control. As the steps take a hit on consumers’ finances, critics say authorities should instead target government waste and graft. Mahi Ramakrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysians Brace As Government Cuts Key Subsidies to Balance Budget

Published January 08, 2014

Malaysian authorities are slashing subsidies on fuel, natural gas and sugar in a bid to get government debt under control. As the steps take a hit on consumers’ finances, critics say authorities should instead target government waste and graft. Mahi Ramakrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur.


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