07 Mar '16, 3am

Malaysia PM #Najib vows government will continue despite increased criticisms

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government has the mandate and the majority to rule, brushing aside increased efforts by his critics to remove him from office. The government's focus is on economic development, and the level of confidence people have in the administration will become clear at the next polls, Datuk Seri Najib told reporters in Johor state on Sunday (March 6). An election is due by 2018 after the ruling coalition won in 2013 with its slimmest margin yet. "As far as we are concerned, the litmus test will be when it comes to election time," Mr Najib said. "At the moment the government will continue as we have the mandate, we have the numbers in parliament and the party is also behind the government. We will continue." Malaysia's economic growth and investments are slowing, while businesses and consumers face price press...

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