Students in Malaysia protest rising cost of living, inflation

In Malaysia, opposition parties and student groups have taken to the streets regularly to voice their frustration over the rising cost of living and inflation. Among their demands: More aid to the people, continued provision of subsidies and price controls for food. According to Communications Minister Annuar Musa, who chairs a multi-agency taskforce that has been meeting twice a week to monitor prices, Malaysia already has one of cheapest fuel and food prices in Southeast Asia. More essential items have been put under a price control mechanism, including eggs, chicken and cooking oil.

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