Malaysian President Seeks To Call Election 'Soon'

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday that he hopes he will be able to call fresh national elections "soon" but said his government still has to show that its economic and political reforms are producing real results before he is ready to go to the ballot box.

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KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday that he hopes he will be able to call fresh national elections "soon" but said his government still has to show that its economic and political reforms are producing real results before he is ready to go to the ballot box.

Speculation that Mr. Najib will call an early election has been growing in recent weeks as the global economic environment has deteriorated. In addition, a High Court decision to acquit ...