As Malaysia govt insists economy is resilient, consumers and economists see a wilting outlook

For Malaysian fisherman Azan Nazadin, it has been hardship over the last two years. ST PHOTO: LESLIE LOPEZ
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KAMPUNG NELAYAN, PORT KLANG - Malaysia's Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz insists the downward pressure on the local currency and rising inflation that have led to certain food shortages are temporary.

But fisherman Azan Nazadin, for one, is not convinced.

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