A tower too far for Malaysia?

Many say plan to build one of world's largest buildings is huge waste of money in country with economic troubles.

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    The Malaysian government is planning on building one of the tallest buildings in the world - a 100-storey commercial tower that will cost an estimated $1.6bn.

    The country's prime minister says it will be "a symbol of a modern developed country", but the plan has angered thousands of Malaysians who see it as a huge waste of money.

    They view it as being redundant in a country with serious economic troubles and that already has the world's largest twin buildings in the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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