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Even in Najib's hometown, people feel the pinch of rising costs

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As Malaysia's economy continues to grow with a strong gross domestic product (GDP), the same can't be said about the wallets of its citizens.

The rising cost of living continues to be felt by many people, and even in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's own constituency Pekan, the grumblings can be heard.

"Living in Pekan now is like living in a big city...The cost of goods go up but wages do not," said Rohani Abdullah, a housewife and mother of six.

"The basic salary here in Pekan is just RM1,000," she added...