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Malaysia's leader pledges to ease public burden after massive gasoline price hike

Malaysia's leader pledges to ease public burden after massive gasoline price hike

Malaysia's leader announced plans Monday to trim financial allowances for government ministers and enforce other cost-cutting measures after raising gasoline prices by 41 percent last week.
The unexpectedly sharp hike in fuel prices led to sporadic protests nationwide, with opposition groups calling for a mass demonstration next month to urge the government to reverse its decision.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi moved to calm public anger Monday by announcing plans to save nearly 2 billion ringgit (US$600 million;


Updated : 2021-05-13 15:27 GMT+08:00