Consumer price index rises with increases in the prices of housing and utilities.
BUDGET 2019 | This is followed by crude oil price, external debt/export ratio and indirect tax per capita.
But analysts predict that the rate will not continue moderating due to the introduction of the SST.
Due to higher electricity and gas costs, the gov’t may take further measures.
UPDATED 5PM | At 0.8 percent, the figure is below the 1.3 percent forecast by a Reuters poll.
Inflation is kept in check by lower transport costs, statistics department's data shows.
The poorest households have been disproportionately hit by inflationary pressures, it says.
UPDATED 1.34PM | Burden of inflation becomes central topic at Umno AGM, according to reports.
Fuel prices have been going up for five consecutive weeks.
Rise in headline inflation is due mostly to highter domestic fuel prices, says Bank Negara.
Gov't data shows increase in consumer prices due to higher transport and food costs.
YOURSAY | ‘A plunging ringgit makes cost of living comparisons across countries favourable for M'sia.’
The weaker ringgit may reflect a kleptocracy premium.
DAP’s Sheikh Omar says such ludicrous theories should not have come out of a minister's mouth.
First we have PM Najib Abdul Razak who said that the cost of living in Malaysia is still one of the lowest in Asean. Then we an economist from Universiti Malaya who said that inflation in Malaysia is largely due to external factors such as the prices of oil and the Donald Trump phenomenon.
MP SPEAKS | Abdul Rahman Dahlan explains the difference between headline and core inflation.
COMMENT | Just stop with your explanations, for statistics can be manipulated and even explained away...
Second finance minister however says core inflation was still stable at 2.5 percent.
UPDATED 3PM | Driven by low-base effect and higher retail fuel prices compared to last year, says Statistics Dept.
YOURSAY | ‘I have hardly any savings. And there are only two of us in my household.’
UPDATED 3.01PM | DAP Perak's Chong Zhemin drives home the rise in excise duty to 65pct this month.
YOURSAY | ‘There was much less inflation when oil prices were much higher.'
Too early to discuss the need to revive abolished subsidy for RON 95, says the second finance minister.
The PKR veep blasts leaders for glossing over the serious problem and focussing on attacking opposition.
This will help to cushion the rakyat from rising prices, PAS deputy president says.
UPDATED 1.55PM | This after Bank Negara says it expected inflation to average three to four percent for 2017.
UPDATED 11.04PM | Governor points out there was a drastic reduction of affordable houses after 2010.
Spike in inflation was closely tied to an increase in fuel prices and ringgit depreciation, says second finance minister.
Inflation was a high 3.2 percent in January 2017, compared to last year, official data shows.