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Extraordinary measures needed in Malaysia's 2017 Budget: analysts

Prime Minister Najib Razak launched the new economic model in 2010 to make Malaysia competitive. But a lack of political will led to the cherry-picking of its recommendations, said one observer.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA needs to proffer more out-of-the-box recommendations in its Budget 2017 if it is to deal with the challenges of globalisation and competitiveness, analysts said, ahead of Friday's tabling of the nation's plans for revenue and expenditure.

Beyond the standard...