Malaysia awaits election budget


Malaysia unveils its annual budget on Friday, at a time when demand for the country's cheap exports is weakening and when government debt levels are rising.

International ratings agencies want to see the government implement a goods and services tax to widen its revenue base, but in an election year the focus may well be on giving more cash hand outs for the poor.

The BBC's Jennifer Pak in Kuala Lumpur looks at what the budget may bring.

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.