UPDATE 2-Malaysia weighs windfall tax as prices rise

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(Recasts, adds details) By Soo Ai Peng KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Reuters) - Malaysia may impose a windfall tax on industries least affected by inflation to help curb price pressures, a government minister said on Wednesday, as annual inflation climbed to a 15-month high in April. "One of the proposals that we have considered is to impose excess profit tax or windfall tax," Domestic Trade Minister Shahrir Samad told reporters. "The concept is to make sure that there is a fair distribution ...

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