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Rising opposition to new Malaysian skyscraper

The Malaysian government is facing calls to scrap plans for a new 100 story skyscraper in the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Critics say the $1.6bn building is an unnecessary extravagance at a time of belt-tightening and rising prices.

However, Prime Minister Najib Razak insists the privately financed building will boost business in Kuala Lumpur.

Jennifer Pak reports.

  • 22 Oct 2010
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