Up to 39pct electricity tariff hike in 18 months?

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The Association of Water and Energy Research (Awer) predicts a further hike in electricity tariffs, by 24 to 39 percent within 18 months from now.

This will come about when the price of natural gas used to generate electricity is based on the market price by January 2016, Awer president S Piarapakaran said in a statement today.

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