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Malaysia PM Najib will table amendments to budget soon: Bernama

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will table amendments to the 2016 budget "soon" to take into account the realities of the year, state news agency Bernama quoted him as saying on Friday.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will table amendments to the 2016 budget "soon" to take into account the realities of the year, state news agency Bernama quoted him as saying on Friday.

Mr Najib did not specify when the meeting would be tabled.

Amendments to the budget will have additional measures to optimise spending and the role of government linked firms, he said, speaking at a meeting with the Ministry of Finance staff.

Mr Najib said 2016 will be a challenging year but the government is committed to upholding the people's welfare and ensuring strong economic growth.

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