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Malaysian PM Najib Razak to Announce New Cabinet, Say Media Reports

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the opening of the International Conference on Deradicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 25, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Olivia Harris/Files

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the opening of the International Conference on Deradicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 25. Credit: Reuters/Olivia Harris/Files

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to announce a new cabinet on July 27 in a reshuffle to fill vacant positions, the Star newspaper said quoting sources.

The reshuffle might involve up to four ministers and three deputy ministers, the paper said quoting a source.

Razak had announced his plan to rejig the lineup after the ruling coalition won the Sarawak state elections by an increased majority last month.

However, he told reporters on June 24 that he needed more time to think about a cabinet reshuffle.

The prime minister’s office was not immediately available for a comment.