A maintenance worker works near a portrait of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 69th United Malays National Organisation’s (Umno) general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015. Photo: AFP A maintenance worker works near a portrait of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 69th United Malays National Organisation’s (Umno) general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015. Photo: AFP
A maintenance worker works near a portrait of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 69th United Malays National Organisation’s (Umno) general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015. Photo: AFP

Malaysia’s bloated civil service a headache for Najib who’s counting on their support in the 2018 election

While Najib has survived a year of political turmoil over funding scandals, he needs the votes of the 1.6 million people employed in the government and the ethnic Malays who form the majority of the population

A maintenance worker works near a portrait of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 69th United Malays National Organisation’s (Umno) general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015. Photo: AFP A maintenance worker works near a portrait of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 69th United Malays National Organisation’s (Umno) general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015. Photo: AFP
A maintenance worker works near a portrait of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 69th United Malays National Organisation’s (Umno) general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015. Photo: AFP
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