In Malaysia, a court has deferred the start date of a corruption trial against former Prime Minister Najib Razak. The trial relates to his involvement in the 1MDB Wealth fund set up while he was Prime Minister.
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor faces 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering. It comes as her husband also faces corruption charges in a multi-billion-dollar scandal that shocked Malaysia.
Malaysia's new monarch will be selected from a group of nine sultans. The ceremonial proceedings at the top of the Southeast Asian nation won't mark the beginning of a new era, but are not completely irrelevant either.
The former Malaysian Prime Minister has been hit with new charges related to a huge financial scandal. If he is convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged of criminal breach of trust and abuse of power in a probe linked with the 1MDB graft case. Najib had lost power only two months ahead of his arrest.
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