The plunging oil prices are good news for most countries in Southeast Asia as the majority rely on imported oil to run their cars, light their homes, and keep their factories running.

Thailand has some oil, but the country buys much more than it produces. So lower prices mean big savings for the Thai government - and it will trickle down to the people. Analysts say with less dollars going abroad to pay for oil imports, more will be staying in Thailand.

However, it is a different story for its neighbour to the south. Lower oil prices will prompt Malaysians to spend less, which is bad news for the economy. To the point that the Malaysian government said it is re-looking at its budget for this year.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

Source: Al Jazeera