A tower too far for Malaysia? | News | Al Jazeera

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.

    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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