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Pre-election budget almost a certainty for Malaysia

Analysts expect direct handouts to the bottom 40% of households and additional perks aimed at core voter groups

Kuala Lumpur

ONE thing is almost certain about Malaysia's 2018 budget: with only 8-9 months left before the 13th Parliament is automatically dissolved, the fiscal blueprint is invariably going to be a pre-election budget geared to boost sentiment at the polls.

Analysts expect...

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