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Malaysia's Najib makes new ministers to strengthen coalition

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak reshuffled his cabinet on Monday in a bid to strengthen the ruling coalition, amid speculation that he could call an early election next year.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak reshuffled his cabinet on Monday in a bid to strengthen the ruling coalition, amid speculation that he could call an early election next year.

Mah Siew Keong, a senior ethnic Chinese politician, was appointed plantation industry and commodities minister. Noh Omar, a leader in Mr Najib's United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), was appointed Minister for Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, the prime minister told a press conference.

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