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31 Oct 2018 | 11:19 AM UTC

Malaysia: Protests possible following release of 2019 budget Nov. 2

Malaysia News Alert

Protests possible following the release of the 2019 federal budget on November 2; avoid any gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). COUNTRY/REGION Malaysia

Event

The 2019 federal budget will be released on Friday, November 2. Budget cuts and new taxes to address debts contracted by the previous government are anticipated. Perceived austerity measures are liable to trigger protests outside the Parliament in the capital Kuala Lumpur. Previous budget releases were also met with protest activity. A heightened security presence can be anticipated around the Parliament.

Advice

Individuals in Malaysia, notably in Kuala Lumpur, are advised to avoid public rallies as a precaution.

 

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