The election has pitted Prime Minister Najib Razak against his former ally Mahathir Mohamad. The two men were once allies but fell out after Najib became embroiled in a corruption scandal.
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.
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.
Almost two decades after he was jailed on disputed sodomy charges, Anwar Ibraham has won a new parliamentary seat. Now aged 71, he is expected to succeed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad in two years.
Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a probe centered on a family-run charity. Last May, former premier Najib Razak was ousted amid a financial scandal.
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