A bag of sugar sold in Malaysia
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Malaysia sugar subsidy questioned

The Malaysian government has doubled the amount it spends on subsidising the price of sugar, as it eyes a general election later this year.

The move will help to keep sugar costs in Malaysia down at a time of rising global prices.

The BBC's Jennifer Pak explains why the increase is controversial, with a consumer group saying the extra cash could be spent elsewhere.