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.
Corruption charges against former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak mark a major turning point in a graft scandal that has blighted the Southeast Asian nation. Malaysians are seeking a return to good governance.
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.
Anti-corruption investigators have arrested the former political leader after billions of dollars disappeared from a state fund. But the ex-prime minister has denied any wrongdoing in the case.
Malaysia's anti-corruption agency has moved to freeze the bank accounts of the political party until recently led by Najib Razak.
The net is tightening around Najib as a money laundering probe homes in on the ex-PM.
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