FILE PHOTO: A customer pays for vegetables at a wet market in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

KUALA LUMPUR - Reuters
Malaysia to distribute nearly $400 million in cash aid amid rising prices

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday said the government would distribute 1.74 billion ringgit ($395.19 million) to low-income households from this month amid rising living and food costs.

Malaysia may also increase subsidies for cooking oil from the planned 4 billion ringgit this year, Ismail Sabri said in a televised address.


($1 = 4.4030 ringgit)


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