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Lots of goodies, but commitment to fiscal consolidation remains

Analysts and Moody's express doubt that Malaysia's Budget 2017 will help the country towards a balanced budget by 2020

Mr Najib outside the Finance Ministry in Putrajaya, before making his way to Parliament House on Friday.

Kuala Lumpur

DESPITE insisting that Budget 2017 was not designed with snap elections in mind, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday ensured that nearly every segment of society got something in the nation's spending and revenue plan - and took potshots at his critics while at it...