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Counting words: What’s in Najib’s budget speech?

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

BUDGET 2018 | With the 14th general election to take place in the coming months, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s Budget speech offered him an unparalleled opportunity to hog the limelight as he addressed the nation.

As with the previous year, Malaysiakini took the opportunity to count how often certain keywords were used in order to gauge the focus of the speech.

Below are the findings, based on the official English-language text released by the Finance Ministry shortly after the speech was delivered...

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