It has been a rough few months for Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government. And there was a tumultuous start to the new parliamentary session this week, with the opposition trying to move a motion of no-confidence to oust Najib. The government has had to contend with plunging oil revenues and a tumbling currency amid financial and political scandals. Against that backdrop, the prime minister, who is also finance minister, had a tricky balancing act to pull off on Friday when he presented the budget for the next year. Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur.
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