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Malaysian growth expected to ease after robust Q1: AffinHwang

A freeze in new government hires and job cuts in the private sector, including 6,000 at Malaysia Airlines, has added to employment jitters.

Kuala Lumpur

ECONOMIC activity in Malaysia is expected to taper off significantly in the second and third quarters, as consumers hunker down after frantic stocking in the lead-up to the new consumption tax, which plumped up the economy by 5.6 per cent in the first three months of this