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Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

AP  |  Shah Alam (Malaysia) 

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal linked to if it wins the next elections.

The Hope Alliance, led by former Mahathir Mohamad, also promised to clip the powers of the prime minister, revive a fuel subsidy and abolish tolls.

The next must be held by August but are widely expected in the second quarter this year.

Mahathir said in announcing the coalition's manifesto late yesterday that the opposition has been labelled "government-in-waiting" as he rallied supporters to unite to oust the coalition that has ruled since independence.

Analysts say the opposition faces an uphill battle.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 10:05 IST
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