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    Najib: Subsidies? The government already gives plenty

    (Updated )

    Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak says he is aware of calls for the public to give subsidies to help reduce the people's cost of living.

    "However, the truth is that the government (already) spends a lot on subsidies in various sectors," he said in a post on his blog today.

    Najib cited, among others, a total of RM3.9 billion allocated under Budget 2018 to subsidise goods such as cooking gas, cooking oil, flour, and others...

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