Malaysia Says Fuel, Cooking Oil Targeted Subsidies in the Works


Dateline 2022-06-07, Bloomberg:

Malaysia has begun work on replacing its blanket petrol and cooking oil subsidies with a more targeted approach, as government spending rises to blunt higher living costs.

“The target is to ensure that those who need subsidies, will get the subsidies,” Economy Minister Mustapa Mohamed said in a Bloomberg TV interview Tuesday. “The sooner it is done, of course, it will relieve pressure on the government’s budget.”

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